Public safety diver workshop


** Amended date**

22nd July 14:00 BST, 15:00 CE, 08:00 EST

Diving is known to be a high risk activity where the worker is in an environment that is hostile to normal human existence and requires a life support system and knowledge of physiological limitations to be able to carry out the work required.  

Diving incident numbers at work in the UK are relatively small due to our high safety standards and the number of dives undertaken. However, a greater understanding of causal factors of the incidents could provide a better understanding of the risks to enable a methodology to reduce harm and further improve safety. Diving incidents outside of the UK especially within the realms of Public Safety Divers (PSD) that comprise of Police, Fire Fighters and sometimes Military divers are far higher. It is proposed that a study is carried out to compare the working practices used by PSD’s around the world with those in the UK, assisting Lloyds Register Group in the provision of guidance to Commanders of PSD’s. 

To carry out a study to compare UK PS diving work risk profiles and identify differential working practices that will provide reduced risk measures. This will reduce the number and severity of the incidents seen around the world.  

Discovering Safety will be holding a workshop on the 22nd July 2019 enabling discussion across the subject, including:

  • Training
  • Regulations
  • Equipment
  • Procedures
  • Swift water 
  • Search Methods
  • Inter-National Co-operation

The workshop is open to Public Safety divers working around the world for Police, Fire and Rescue dive teams along with Divers that carry out this type of work under contract to Police or Fire and rescue organisations.

You will have the option of attending in person at our Buxton site or access to a Skype conference call for those who are a bit further away.

If you would like to know more about this workshop or interested in attending, please email More information on the work within the Discovering Safety programme please visit the website