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.
The training will take place face-to-face at KBA Training Centre, Singapore. We also offer in-house training at your premises, for Singapore-based companies. Please contact us for more information.
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