Submission of a diving start-up notice
Submitting a diving start-up notice
Following acceptance of a diving safety management system, any diving works planned to be conducted must be submitted in writing to the regulator.
When is a diving start-up notice required?
Under the WHS PAGEO regulations no diving is permitted on a diving project unless a start-up notice has been given to the regulator at least 14 days before diving is due to commence [r.94(2)].
Who is responsible for the submission?
The operator of the diving project must provide a start-up notice to the regulator. If there is no operator, the diving contractor must provide a start-up notice to the regulator.
What information is required?
A start-up notice is a written notice that must be completed and signed and dated by or for the person giving it and contain the following information [r.94(1)]:
- the name, address and telephone number of the diving contractor conducting the project
- the name, address and telephone number of a person who can be contacted by the regulator at any time during the project
- the date when the first diving operations that is part of the project is expected to begin
- the expected duration of the project
- the location of the project
- the depth to which it is expected that divers will dive
- the purpose of the diving project
- the estimated number of people to take part in the project
- the breathing mixture to be used
- the title, document number and revision number of the applicable DSMS and DPP
A guide providing information to diving contractors on the preparation and lodgement requirements of diving start-up notices is currently being drafted and will be available shortly.
Register of accepted DSMS
In accordance with r.77, the regulator keeps a register of each DSMS and revised DSMS received
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Diving start-up notices: Guide
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