KBA Training Centre (KBAT) has announced a new diving training, Dive Technician Course that aims to develop the all-round competence of the dive technician in support of the diving system maintenance and equipment. The course will be available in Singapore and Aberdeen, Scotland.
Competent and well-trained technicians are essential for safe offshore/inshore diving operations. Equipment used to support and conduct diving operations requires technicians for its installation, maintenance, inspection, testing and repair. The correct function or maintenance of the equipment is essential to the well-being of the divers and other members of the dive team. This course encompasses the knowledge and skills required for technicians to competently perform daily operational tasks.
A total of three modules can be completed in a three-week period or in blocks of one week depending on delegate’s availability. This course is specially designed for the experienced mechanical / electrical or hydraulic technician or anyone who has completed formal technical training in these areas and wishes to establish a career path as a dive technician in the commercial diving industry.
“After consultation with our clients on what would constitute a comprehensive and worthwhile training course for dive technicians that has the necessary flexibility to accommodate difficult schedules, KBAT has formulated a syllabus which breaks down into three modules. The course covers ‘soft skills’ knowledge and understanding specifically with respect to IMCA ‘Dive Technician Competence and Training, IMCA D001 Rev 2’ as well as documentation for ongoing and management of change process and occurrence. The training goes on to develop ‘hard skills’ practical training including working at height, oxygen clean systems, high pressure regulator service, cylinder inspections, KMB DSI Helmet technician training and more. We firmly believe that this will be a very popular programme, where the diving industry gets what it has been seeking for some time,” commented Darren Brunton, Managing Director of KBAT.
Delegates, who have attended and successfully completed each module, will be awarded with individual certification as they progress through the course. Upon completion and passed all the modules, delegates will be awarded with KBAT Dive Technician Competence certificate which outlines all the modules completed.