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Level 4 - Inland/Inshore Surface Supplied Diving Equipment (SSDE) Diving Supervisor

About This Course 

(First Learning Service Provider to be accredited to ISO 29990:2010 Standard)

ISO 29990 2010 Standard - CSCUBA and SSDE

This course specifies the competencies required for training and certification of Inland/Inshore diving supervisors for commercial diving operations using Surface Supplied Diving Equipment (SSDE). The course outlines the competency and training requirements for Inland/Inshore Level 4 diving supervisor qualification: SSDE Diving Supervisor (also named as Inland/Inshore Diving Supervisor) (Maximum depth 30msw) and describe the competency requirements to train dive supervisors to safely and competently plan and supervise Inland/Inshore diving operations involving SSDE.

This Standard is prepared by the Workplace Safety & Health Council (WSHC) in consultation with the Commercial Diving Association (Singapore). It should be understood by the user of this standard that the requirements contained herein are the minimum acceptable levels. All the training and assessment of commercial diver trainees shall be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the relevant legislation, codes of practices, technical advisories and guidelines e.g. Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA), Code of Practice for Diving at Work (Singapore Standards SS 511) and Technical Advisory (TA) for Inland/Inshore Commercial Diving Safety and Health.

This Standard is the second part (Part 2) of the standards relevant to the training and certification of commercial divers, where the requirements of authorities and industry demand a prescribed standard of training and competence to ensure an adequate degree of safety and performance during diving operations. With this standard, it provides the authorities, training providers and trainees a summary of the minimum competencies required by Inland/Inshore SSDE Diving Supervisors, and details the minimum content of a training course for imparting these competencies to a trainee occupational dive supervisor.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This competency standard outlines the minimum requirements for commercial diving supervisors to work safely and competently, and to be trained/certified as a SSDE Diving Supervisor. It is intended to provide understanding, describes the theory requirements, practical application of diving knowledge, techniques required to supervise dives while using SSDE to a maximum depth of 30msw (metres of sea water).

COURSE CONTENT

CORE Competency Units

  • Singapore's Legislation and Standards
  • Advanced Diving Theory: Physics
  • Advanced Diving Theory: Physiology
  • Dive Planning
  • Operational Hazards
  • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Procedures
  • Documentation and Records
  • Leadership and Communication

SPECIFIC Competency Units

  • SSDE - Diving equipment, Systems, Procedures and Practices
  • SSDE Diving Operations
  • CSCUBA Diving Operations

DURATION

5 days

CLASS SIZE

A minimum of 4 candidates are required to start the training.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Suitable for individuals who are already qualified as SSDE Diver and aspires to further their commercial diving career in Singapore

CAREER PROSPECT

(A shortlist but not limited to these positions)

  • Inland/Inshore underwater construction diver
  • Ships Husbandry
  • Ship Hull Cleaning
  • Ship Repair
  • Shipyard Diving
  • Underwater Welder
  • Search and Recovery / Salvage Diving
  • Inspection Diver

The supervisor has an overall responsibility of the above diving operations and is responsible for the dive team. He/she will be in-charged during diving operations and is responsible of the dive teams safety and health.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • The trainee must be in possession of a valid certificate of medical fitness.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, decimals and fractions.
  • Be able to calculate percentages; and transpose and solve simple formulas, e.g. gas laws.
  • Understand written and verbal communications in English, and be able to communicate easily with other persons. Note: This is particularly important where trainees or instructors are of differing nationalities.
  • Be trained and qualified as a SSDE diver; with a minimum of 1 year experience and a minimum of 150 dives logged as a SSDE Diver. - Claims to such experience must be supported with a portfolio of certified and / or formally logged supporting evidence.
  • Be able to demonstrate sufficient maturity, leadership and management skills through provision of a letter of suitability for training as a diving supervisor provided by a recognized commercial diving employer.
  • Hold a certificate from a recognised diving first aid course (this may be included in the training / assessment process).
  • Be trained in management of risks (MOM Accredited Risk Assessment course).

WORKING CATEGORIES for Inland/Inshore Commercial Diving (0 - 30 METRES)

Includes but not limited to underwater inspection and photography; environmental management; scientific diving; aquaculture; aquariums; underwater film production; police and emergency services rescue response; underwater engineering and construction to a maximum depth of 30m.
Note: All dives are to be No Decompression diving.

ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION

There will be many group work activities such as conduct a job specific dive briefing/ tool box talk meeting, preparation of dive plan, develop emergency response procedure, develop a dive plan, planning and implementing the dive, supervise correct actions during emergency etc.

Candidates are assessed throughout the training period and by a multiple-choice examination on the final day of the course. Upon successful completion and passed the diving supervisor training and course assessments, the delegate will be awarded with KBA Training ‘Certificate of Completion— Inland/Inshore Diving Supervisor’ and the CDAS 'Inland/Inshore' Diving Supervisor Card.

Note:

  • This Standard does not apply to the supervision of diving operations conducted within the Offshore Oil & Gas industry.
  • This Standard may be used to train and assess dive supervisors for any type of diving operation in the type of diving method (CSCUBA) the certification is relevant to. However, for certification to be awarded it is necessary for the diving supervisor to be competent at effectively supervising a range of common general diving operations.
  • Course Fee: S$2,200 - Subject to GST and inclusive of CDAS 'Inland/Inshore' Diving Supervisor Card (delegate must fulfil the criteria set by CDAS before the certification) but not CDAS Membership

Diver Progression - CSCUBA Diving Supervisor to SSDE Diving Supervisor (Level 3 to 4) Diver Progression Flow Chart - SSDE Diver to Supervisor (Level 2 to 4)

COURSE FUNDING

1. Approved for Skills Development Fund (SDF) Training Grant - Up to 95% subsidy (eligibility criteria apply). Absentee Payroll (AP) approved.

*Final grant amount subject to SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (SSG) (formerly WDA) approval.

Eligibility

The general eligibility criteria are listed as follows:

  • Companies are registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Supportable cost components (such as Course fees) are fully sponsored by companies
  • Trainees are employees who are either Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents (PR) of Singapore

NETT Fee payment. Company/Individual will pay KBAT the unfunded portion of the course fee. The training grant application submitted by the company/individual is first routed to the training organisation for endorsement, before routing to SSG. Training organisation is responsible to submit the claim to SSG upon course completion. Upon approval of the claim, the course fee funding will be disbursed to the training organisation and Absentee Payroll funding, if applicable, will be disbursed to the company.

2. Approved for SkillsFuture Credit. Eligible candidates (Singapore Citizen) will also be entitled to use their SkillsFuture Credit to get reimbursement if they wish to utilise their SFC. Contact us for more information.

For More Information

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To be completed and sent to KBAT with the registration form above.

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