This course covers the training activities and competencies required for accreditation of divers to work safely and competently using surface supplied breathing apparatus (SSBA) to depths of up to 30m.
This is the second level of accreditation as an occupational diver and it covers Occupational Onshore Air Diving. Divers certified in this level are competent in the use of surface supplied breathing apparatus, cutting and welding equipment, pneumatic and hydraulic tools, digital video, still photography, and ultrasonic and non-destructive testing equipment.
This qualification also includes the use of nitrox and has a nitrox endorsement as well as Kirby Morgan Helmet and Band Mask Operators Certifications. This is a good level to complete and start an onshore construction diving career. It is equivalent to HSE Part 3 (UK).
The course competencies include
- ADAHYP401A Work safely in hyperbaric operations
- ADAHYP402A Maintain effective working relationships within dive or hyperbaric operations team
- FSKNUM14 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work
- BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
- ADADIV403A Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and diving physics to diving
- ADADIV404A Assess diving casualty and assist with treatment of diving conditions
- ADASSB411A Utilise and maintain surface-supplied diving equipment
- ADASSB412A Undertake pre-dive preparations for a surface-supplied diving operation
- ADASSB413A Undertake underwater deployment in a surface-supplied diving operation
- ADASSB414A Implement emergency procedures for a surface-supplied diving operation
- ADASSB415A Undertake post-dive procedures for a surface-supplied diving operation
- ADACON416A Perform underwater work with powered tools
- ADACON417A Perform underwater work using cutting and welding
- ADACON418A Perform underwater construction work tasks
- ADACON419A Identify basic safety and statutory requirements for underwater explosives work
- ADADIV453A Perform underwater tasks for a diving operation
- ADADIV461A Ensure health and safety in occupational diving in compliance with legislation
- ADADIV462A Work effectively in the occupational diving industry
- ADASSB458A Use enriched air nitrox in occupational diving operations
The ADAS Occupational SSBA Diving to 30 metres (Part 2) course has a four (4) weeks / twenty (20) course days duration. The emphasis of the training is on preparing occupational divers to work safely and effectively as members of a commercial diving team in order to successfully achieve a variety of onshore construction work. The course includes 24 dives on SSBA including training in underwater construction, cutting and welding, hydraulic and pneumatic tool use, inspection and non-destructive testing and salvage.
For more information, please visit the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) SSBA to 30m (Part 2) page.
ADAS Part 2 Course Components
Underwater Construction Tasks
Underwater Cutting and Welding
Kirby Morgan, Bandmask, and Helmet training.
Hydraulic Tools and Underwater Construction Projects.
Surface Supply Diving, and Rigging and Lifting Equipment
Dry Land Welding Training
Underwater Tool Use
Ultrathermic Broco Cutting
Ultrasonic Thickness Testing
SSBA Pre-Dive Preparations
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