• Monitoring the contractor to ensure compliance with legislation, the OGP Diving recommended practice and industry best practices. Shall identify any shortfalls to the ASME.
• Recognise that on some vessels monitoring diving activities from dive control provides additional assurance due to hearing both the diver and supervisor. Other vessels will provide this capability in the clients office setup.
• Participation in offshore risk assessments and in the management of change process.
• Provision of ‘in field’ short term planning input within his area of competence.
• Producing a list of ‘lessons learned’ to assist with client learning on project completion.
• Maintenance of list of diving related drills carried out during the project
• Verify through Permit To Work that the diving Contractor has been informed of Concurrent Operations which may affect the diving operation
- recover divers;
- evacuate diving vessels; and
- evacuate diving vessels during Saturation Diving.
• Verify that diving Contractors carry out the diving operation in accordance with the approved diving operation plan.
The diving worksite representative will be an experienced diving specialist who has knowledge and experience of the type of diving operation being undertaken and of the type of work being undertaken. They must be thoroughly familiar with current legislation and regulations as well as with best industry practice. They should be familiar with dynamically positioned vessels and their DP control systems, if the operation is being conducted from a support vessel equipped with DP. They should have an appreciation of the basics of ship handling. This is particularly important if there is no company marine representative on board the vessel. They should be familiar with marine processes, lifting operations, rigging and general seamanship. They must be knowledgeable in matters of small boat handling and safety. They should support the ASME client representative with regard to operational decisions.Required Qualifications And Background
Extensive experience on DP vessels and has attended a DP appreciation courseDiving:
10 - 15 years commercial diver and diving management experience. UK HSE Part 1 or 2 (Surface Supplied or Closed Bell) Diver training certificate, or industry recognized equivalent
Extensive knowledge of working with divers, planning diving operations, working with the appropriate diving tables and treatment tables. Is familiar and experienced in the recognition of and treatment of decompression illness. Thoroughly familiar with IMCA guides, notices etc. Familiar with OGP’s Recommended diving practice document.Inspection:
Has experience of inspection activitiesEngineering:
General technical backgroundOil / Gas Field:
Understands and can use correct terminologyOperational Workscope:
Understands and can use correct terminologySeamanship:
Can demonstrate a sound knowledge of basic seamanship & small craft handlingLSA:
Has received formal training and has experienceH2S:
Has received formal training and has experienceHSSE:
HSSE & SP CF/ DCAF (Diving)
General On-The-Job Experience.
The diving representative’s skills must be appropriate to the type of diving being undertaken, eg saturation, air, nitrox, one atmosphere diving operations, etc.
It will include familiarity with diving in areas where the following can apply:-
• Fast tidal flows/currents both offshore and inshore & conditions of poor underwater visibility
• Operational limits imposed by safe umbilical excursion limitations at various depths, constraints imposed by split level requirements and requirements to move between different sites and water depths
• Ensuring safe excursion distances from outlets, inlets and vessel thrusters
• Anchor catenaries and safe working proshellximity to such mid-water obstructions
• Working inside anchor catenaries and check list for this type of operation
• Working inside structures and active tending
• Safe use of extended umbilicals and the attendant risks involved, bail-out bottle endurances at various depths; use of re-breather systems and associated dangers
• Safe use of hot and cold cutting techniques and underwater tools and equipment in general
• Recognition of underwater hazards
• Safe underwater rigging and lifting practices
• Safe use of lift bags and lifting devices
• Safe isolation requirements (mechanical and electrical)
• Recognition and treatment of decompression sickness indications
• Decompression scheduling
• Manning and logistical planning associated with the above
• Working off a beach for pipelay operations and inshore/near shore civil engineering type diving operations.
• Dangers of working off a beach and in surf conditions; small craft operations in surf conditions (if appropriate)
• Is aware of inshore diving and the requirements of OGP’s Diving recommended practice document
• Is aware of any higher local standards that may apply
• Is aware of local dangerous marine life and can brief divers accordingly