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Diving System & ROV System Assurance Training Course

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Full Time (4 Days)
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  • It is recommended that a formal auditing course such as OHSAS or ISO have been completed prior to attending this course. For more information on the eligibility, contact us now. 
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SGD $2570.10
United States
LAKE CHARLES - Full Time (4 days)
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  • It is recommended that a formal auditing course such as OHSAS or ISO have been completed prior to attending this course. For more information on the eligibility, contact us now.
TBC contact us for 2018 course schedule
USD $2100.00

AVAILABLE in UK, Aberdeen. Click Here for more information.

About This Course

Historically diving system audits have been carried out as part of a semi routine or sporadic 'as required' process. Today's industry there is an increasing requirement to manage high risk work activities and where the aim is for Health and Safety excellence by both contractors and clients - a stricter regime for compliance and verification of diving equipment, diving systems and their components are being implemented. The competence of the personnel who are involved in the assurance process has been identified by IMCA as a requirement for formal auditing training needed as a means to demonstrate a level of competence suited to the field of auditing. This demonstration is more than the technical knowledge which is a pre-requisite, it includes understanding the assurance criteria along with the supporting documentation, interpretation and evaluation, communication and report writing skills.

This intensive four day course will introduce industry personnel to the principles of the Diving System, ROV System and equipment assurance requirements and processes. This will include a comprehensive review of IMCA diving assurance requirements and guidelines. The course has been designed to provide potential diving system assurance personnel with the academic competence required to understand and interpret the diving equipment requirements, along with a detailed understanding of the assurance structure and the methodology of conducting the assurance process.


To enable delegates to understand the methodology, assurance protocols, processes and expectations required in the diving system, ROV system and associated equipment assurance process. This will necessitate a review of a suite of IMCA documents created for this process.


KBA are a leading diving system auditing service provider having audited more than 1500 systems since 2002. The course will ‘pull on’ the experience gained. While being classroom based, there will be real life experience ‘Case Studies’ with regards to surface air diving, saturation diving and mobile portable diving system assurance audits. The course is interactive and will involve group discussions and break-out work groups. Where possible there will also be a practical element consisting of a ‘sample audit’ of a diving system component, section or subsection.

Delegates will gain a clear understanding of how to implement the diving system and ROV system assurance process, complete the report and deliver report findings.


  • Why should there be a diving system and ROV system assurance process?
  • What does the assurance process consist of? Is it solely an audit of the equipment or more?
  • What are the benefits of implementing the diving system and ROV system assurance process :- in house, third party; prior to project, at project commencement and post project completion.
  • Assurance/Audit Methodology
  • Who conducts the assurance, when, where and how many people?

           > The Role of the Assurance Team
              - Planning & Preparation for the assurance process
              - Certification and Planned Maintenance Systems requirements
              - Diving System Assurance Protocols – IMCA Documentation and supporting guidance requirements
              - Conducting the system / equipment inspection
              - Documentation review – certification; PMS and levels of data required
              - FMEA and FMECA of diving systems
              - Case studies Surface Supplied Air Diving System
              - Case studies Saturation Diving systems
              - PLC Diving systems – assurance up date for new diving system technology

  • The Diving System and ROV System Assurance Report
  • Risk Management of the assurance process


Delegates should be involved in the commercial diving industry and have a comprehensive understanding of diving procedures, diving systems (Air, Mixed Gas, SCUBA replacement and Saturation) and safety requirements within their organisation.  (Note: It is recommended that a formal auditing course such as OHSAS or ISO have been completed prior to attending this course.)


Delegates who have successfully completed and passed the multiple choice test / assessment will be awarded with KBA Training Centre certificate of training entitled “DIVING SYSTEM & ROV SYSTEM ASSURANCE TRAINING COURSE”.


Singapore and Aberdeen (UK). Other locations can be arranged upon request and this course is also available as an in house course for your personnel. Contact us for more information.

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Student Testimonials

  • “The course is well structured, informative and up to date with latest industry changes and the practical audit at the dive site was great.Willie Richards
  • "I've enjoyed the presentation and lecture delivery by lecturer. KBAT just need to continue its good level of the training." - Summy Oghojafor
  • "Very good presentation and useful information gained. Opens up one's eyes to how much can go wrong in the industry if not properly audited." - Jaen Vander Berg
  • "The confidence it gave me with regards to the audit process." - Kurt Ackermann
  • "Lecturer is very knowledgeable and keen to transfer his knowledge to students. " - Gideon Roos
  • "Gathered a lot of information and close up the gaps." - Raja Mohamed Saueh
  • "Formally learned on how to do a report for clients and getting updated with the industry guidance." - Glyn Jones
  • "Clarity of delivery, free exchange of information, explanation of complex systems clear, concise and understandable. Training facilities and teaching aids are excellent, overall presentation good." - Robert Cooper

  • "I could learn the structure of audit so that I will be able to reflect this knowledge to improve our documentation management". - Naohiro Mitsumoto

  • "The level of interactivity with the students."- Tom Ralph

  • "Practical exercise, auditing system."William Murray

  • “I would highly recommend to anyone in the indsutry.” - Tom Ulrich

  • "The course book gives a lot of info for future reference for audits." - Fon Stonum

  • "Overall, this was a very informative course and I learned a great deal." - Michael Chiconsky

  • "The course is excellent! It will help me understand surveys/audits from the client’s perspective. The instructor is very knowledgeable, easy to understand and can explain to you what is important." - Jaime Ramos

  • "Content of the course gave a good understanding of subject – which is getting much more focus in industry." - Greg Cameron

  • "I enjoyed the course content and the facilities." - Brett Devlin

  • "Up to date information." - Nicolas Garreffa

  • "The high levels of quality information delivered in a way making the content understandable. The information is totally relevant & helpful to my job."John Kelman

  • "I enjoyed the interaction with the experienced instructor." – Colin Ryall
  • "The course is well presented, very informative. It has met my expectation and improved my knowledge in my profession. The trainer understands his subject, able to communicate and transfer his know-how really well. Throughout my career (36 years) in Diving, there are only a few training courses that have stayed in my mind. This is one of which that is very relevant.” Tim Fraser, Diving Superintendent of Technip UK
  • "The knowledge of instructors and ability to present the information was very good."– Fuanch Mullen
  • "Well put together, very informative course." – Glenn Sargent
  • "Systematic and well organised." – Jimmy Khoo
  • “It’s a well planned schedule. Different from other training centres. Impeccable” – Gerard Cheah

  • "The instructor has good knowledge of the industry. He answered all candidates’ questions. The staff were friendly at all times & always had time to help.” – John King