Category Archives: HSE


Summary: Changes to HSE Commercial Diving Projects ACoPs

January 1, 2015

In 1997 the Health and Safety Executive approved 5 codes of practice, called ACoPs, for the different diving sectors where divers are considered to be at work. These include Commercial Diving Projects Offshore, Commercial Diving Projects Inland / Inshore, Media Diving Projects, Recreational Diving Projects and Scientific and Archaeological Diving Projects. These were all reviewed… Continue Reading »


UPDATED Diving Approved codes of practice

December 21, 2014

All of the diving Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) have been revised following industry consultation, they came into force on 8 December 2014. LINK TO HSE SITE Commercial diving projects offshore. The Diving at Work Regulations 1997 Approved Code of Practice and Guidance – L103 Commercial diving projects inland/inshore. The Diving at Work Regulations 1997… Continue Reading »


Diving Into The New ACoPs

December 7, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as part of the review of all its Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs) following the recommendations in the Löfsted Report, is due to publish revised versions of the five diving ACoPs on Monday 8th December 2014. These ACoPs are for: Commercial diving projects offshore (L103) Commercial diving projects inland/inshore… Continue Reading »


NOAA in Debris Removal Off Hawaii

October 31, 2014

A team of 17 NOAA divers sailing aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette has returned from a 33-day mission to remove marine debris from Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, a World Heritage Site and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world.  In total, they removed approximately 57 tons of derelict fishing… Continue Reading »


Eni Norge to Drill for Oil Spill Response in the Dark

October 24, 2014

Eni Norge is entering into an oil spill contingency training agreement with the Nordkapp Maritime Training Centre in Honningsvåg. The centre will be the first in the world to employ simulators for oil recovery training in conditions of darkness. The development of the Goliat field has considerably strengthened the oil spill contingency apparatus in West… Continue Reading »


Study: Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Taint Water

September 16, 2014

A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead. The study finds that eight hydraulically fractured wells in the states of Pennsylvania and Texas leaked gas because the piping and cement seals in the wells themselves weren’t working properly…. Continue Reading »


Underwater Centre in Fort William achieves quality accreditation

October 21, 2009

The Underwater Centre in Fort William has become the first provider of subsea training to be given a prestigious seal of approval from a national quality assurance organisation.  The Centre, which delivers a range of courses in commercial diving and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), has been accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), which oversees… Continue Reading »

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