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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION 2017 - REG 178

Additional control--dive plan

178 Additional control--dive plan

(1) A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must not direct or allow general diving work to be carried out unless a dive plan for the dive--
(a) is prepared by a competent person appointed under clause 177, or
(b) has been prepared by a competent person appointed under clause 177 on an earlier occasion for a similar dive.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$6,000, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$30,000.
(2) A dive plan must state the following--
(a) the method of carrying out the diving work to which it relates,
(b) the tasks and duties of each person involved in the dive,
(c) the diving equipment, breathing gases and procedures to be used in the dive,
(d) as applicable, dive times, bottom times and decompression profiles,
(e) hazards relating to the dive and measures to be implemented in the control of risks associated with those hazards,
(f) emergency procedures.



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