EDTC Competence Standard
(UPDATED, March 2018)
This document was prepared following consultation among the
members of EDTC and detailed discussion in the EDTC Work Group.
Final approval of the document was given by the EDTC members in
Guidance for Diving on
Renewable Energy Projects
document is intended to cover all diving operations carried out in
connection with renewable energy projects. This includes wind, wave
and tidal energy production and distribution schemes...
Goal-setting Principles for Harmonised Diving
Standards in Europe
(UPDATED 27 03 2015)
This document is a high level
guidance document which aims to provide a common basis for the
development of European standards for safe diving and to assist in
the development of national diving regulations within Europe and
elsewhere. The document describes main issues when performing a
diving operation and it should be applicable for all diving
operations, either in onshore, inshore or offshore operations.
Training Objectives for
(UPDATED 18 12 2013)
Training standards for diving and hyperbaric medicine
These educational and
training standards are the result of some years of international
discussion and extensive educational experience both in diving and
hyperbaric medicine. It is based on two main documents:
and Training Standards for the Staff of Hyperbaric Medical
Centres” written in
1997 by Jordi Desola, representative of the European Committee
for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM), and Jurg Wendling,
representative of the European Diving Technical Committee (EDTC)
for the Joint Educational Subcommittee of the ECHM and EDTC.
Objectives for a Diving Medicine Physician based on current ECHM,
EDTC and DMAC sources”
prepared by David Elliott with subsequent input from members of
the EDTC and DMAC committees and from several non-European
members of the Pisa Initiative.
Those documents have been
reviewed by the members of the Joint Educational Subcommittee of the
ECHM and the EDTC. Training Objectives for a Hyperbaric
Medicine Physician were added (initially prepared by Wilhelm Welslau
and Jacek Kot). Based on modular structure of the training course,
teaching hours which are necessary for fulfil those training
objectives were proposed for both level 2D (Diving Medicine) and
level 2H (Hyperbaric Medicine).
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Policy and guidance for co-operation and membership
Policy for guidance how to co-operate with associations, companies
and other organizations and how to handle membership in some cases.
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Offshore Diving Regulations: Different countries
Fitness to dive standard
Commercial divers, being highly specialised professionals are often
working in international waters or inshore in foreign countries.
Different regulations result in complications of mutual recognition
of certifications. Until now, no European or international standard
has been in use and the British Health and Safety Executive has
abandoned a practice of evaluating foreign certifications that
eventually were considered equivalent to the British HSE Standards.