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 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 Lloyd's Register Group in the provision of guidance to Commanders of PSD’s.