The course is open to certified commercial divers who wish to gain training and certification for the use of underwater burning equipment.
Divers engaged in underwater cutting using burning equipment need to be competent in the task, aware of the hazards involved and safe practices when conducting such tasks. This course is designed to raise the diver’s level of competence and safety awareness for the use of underwater burning equipment through theory based presentations and in water practical training demonstrating the safe use of this equipment.
The course is structured around the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) 471 Document — “Oxy-arc underwater cutting recommended Practice” and IMCA D003 Guidelines for Oxy-Arc Cutting. No previous underwater burning experience necessary.
Candidate must hold a valid industry recognised commercial diving certificate (surface supplied diver or saturation diver) and a valid in-date diving medical certificate.
A minimum of five (5) divers is required to run this course while maximum at eight (8). KBAT have the right to cancel the course should this minimum number is not met.
Candidates will have to perform 6 cuts underwater on metal of varying thickness and shapes, flat steel and tubular pipes. Assessment cuts will have to be completed within a timed period and have a limited number of burning rods to perform the cut.
Upon completion of the course, candidate will receive KBA Training Centre certificate of training entitled “Underwater Oxy Arc Cutting (Burning) Course”.
Course Flyer Entry Pre-Requisites Form
To be completed and sent to KBAT with the registration form above.