In accordance with IMCA D 018 Revision 1, the Initial, Periodic Examination, Testing and Certification of Diving Plant and Equipment, detail sheet 10.1, requires bailout bottles to have a thorough internal and external visual examination every 6 months by a competent person.
Recent industry reports and safety flashes suggest that this has on several occasions not been carried out properly or accordingly to the correct standard. Indeed, it is very unlikely that even though the inspection has been carried out by a person deemed competent according to the categorisation in IMCA D 018, that such a person has not received the necessary training to understand the complexities of visual inspection. In brief, if the competent person does not know what he is looking for, how can he examine a cylinder and state it is fit for service?
It serves as a competency development for technicians from any industry using high pressure cylinders as well as other professionals who are involved in certification of cylinders. It provides the technicians the ability to visually inspect cylinders and identify the potential defects correctly. Thereby eliminating the potential catastrophic failures and associated hazards. Competency certificate also enhances employer/client confidence.
The course is suitable for Commercial Divers, Recreational Divers, Recreational Diving Instructors, Commercial Diving Supervisors, Life Support Technicians, Dive Technicians, Technical Managers, Technicians from any industry using high pressure cylinders and others who are involved in certification of cylinders.
The competency course is open to all delegates who wish to learn the correct way to visually inspect cylinders.
Upon successful course completion and passing the examination and practical assessment, delegates will be awarded with the KBA Training Centre competence certificate of training.
The training will take place at KBA Training Centre, Singapore only. However we also offer in-house training at your premises, contact us for more information.
Course Flyer Application Form
To be completed and sent to KBAT with the registration form above.
I really enjoyed the wealth of knowledge shared by the trainer from real time events
Hands on experience
I most enjoyed the visual inspection of the cylinder. Good practice