The course is intended for those who are interested in entering the commercial diving and related industries.This three-week course will provide the graduates an opportunity to apply their diving skills to seek employment with commercial diving companies or other industries that requires divers for a variety of shallow diving projects.
The Malaysian National Occupational Skill Standard (NOSS) U-023-2 Commercial Diving Competency Part One is to a maximum depth of nine metres. This government syllabus had been approved by the Malaysian oil and gas producer Petronas and many commercial diving companies.
Training will include tending and basic diving methodology and how to react in a diving related emergency. Students will be taught safety as defined by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines, the Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) 411 Recommended Practice, the British Diving at Work Regulation 1997 and others.
A portable mobile diving system is applied for the practical training with diving equipment that is commonly used for in-shore and maritime diving operations. The purpose of the training would ensure that the candidates are capable to be employed as apprentice divers and tenders for shallow diving operations.
Following the commercial diving competency training, the students will apply what they have learnt by applying it to underwater welding to become coded underwater welders to American Welding Society D3.6M Underwater Welding Specification. The course will provide the theoretical and practical application on how to weld underwater in the flat (1F) position.
The course includes the assessment and laboratory examination of the candidates’ test coupons by the surveying class society Lloyd’s Register.
This affiliated course is delivered in conjunction with TWI SEA at its state-of-the-art facilities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The aim of this introductory course is for all participants to gain theoretical knowledge and practical competency in the following:
- Surface Supplied Breathing Apparatus (SSBA) equipment familiarization
- Commercial diving safety guidelines to international benchmark standards as defined by IMCA Code
of Practice, OGP Recommended Practice and the British Diving at Work Regulation
- Usage and limitations of Scuba Replacement Pack (SRP) equipment
- Methodology for tending the diver
- Document control of diving operations
- Air supply sources for diving operations
- Principles of diving physics and physiology
- Diving hazards and prevention controls
- Diving related emergencies and response
- Basic preparation, maintenance and repair of diving equipment
- Principles of surface and underwater rigging
- Basic ability to swim
- In-date diving medical
- Age 18 (minimum)
- Physically fit
- Basic understanding of English is a benefit
- Experienced or orientated in the use of scuba equipment