Validity working conditions catalogue working under hyperbaric conditions inclusive wod-soe and Information notes diving

The current applicable Working Conditions Catalogue part: Diving work including the WOD-SOE and two information notes diving were approved by the CCvD of SWOD on 23 June 2020 and are effective as of 1 October 2020.

Note: No changes have been made to the Working Conditions Catalogue Caisson work and other work under hyperbaric conditions.

The employers and employees have agreed at that time that the Working Conditions Catalogue will be evaluated after periods of 3 years. It can then be looked at whether major changes have taken place in the kind of work, or the guidelines or working methods. And that may be a reason to amend the contents of the Working Conditions Catalogue accordingly.

The employers and employees may also jointly decide that an interim update is necessary, such as on account of investigation results and recommendations after accidents during working under hyperbaric conditions. In addition the knowledge and technique evolves constantly, which also may lead to actualisation of the Working Conditions Catalogue inclusive WOD-SOE.

2010 first Working Conditions Catalogue and updates

The first Working Conditions Catalogue part: "Diving work" and part; "Caisson work and other work under hyperbaric conditions" came into force on 7 October 2010 after a positive assessment by Inspection SZW.

The following updates have taken place so far:

2014 update

In mid-2013 a Foundation Working under Hyperbaric Conditions (SWOD) project group started updating the Working Conditions Catalogue Working under Hyperbaric Conditions  and writing of the Working under Hyperbaric Conditions System- and Maintenance Requirements (WOD-SOE), which is now part of the Working Conditions Catalogue. In the spring of 2014, this version of the Working Conditions Catalogue was assessed positive by Inspection SZW, following which the revised version came into force.

2018 update

In 2015, the SWOD Project Group Working Conditions Catalogue started a new update of the Working Conditions Catalogue under Hyperbaric Conditions and the WOD-SOE, which were approved by the CCvD of SWOD on 20 March 2018.

2020 update

In 2018 a new update of the Working Conditions Catalogue  Diving Work and WOD-SOE was started as well as the development of two Information notes diving. These were approved by the CCvD of SWOD on 23 June 2020.

CHANGES 2020

Working Conditions Catalogue Diving

In the Working Conditions Catalogue Diving are amongst others included:

  • A section on training for the use of SCUBA with Surface Air Supply (OLV), which may only be used by public authorities;
  • Requirements regarding minimum information that a client must provide to a contractor;
  • Additional requirements that must be taken into account during the Last Minute Risk Analysis (LMRA).

WOD-SOE

In the document Working under Hyperbaric Conditions System- and Maintenance Requirements (WOD-SOE) are amongst others included:

  • A definition for SCUBA with Surface Air Supply (OLV);
  • Maintenance system, extension of the validity of certificates;
  • Minimum system requirements for SCUBA with Surface Air Supply (OLV), which may only be used by public authorities;
  • The minimum requirements are divided into three separate sections SCUBA, Surface Supplied Equipment (SSE) and Saturation system diving activities and there is a reference to the relevant Detail sheets, which have been modified where necessary.

Information notes diving

Two information notes diving have also been developed which describe in detail the risks and control measures of Pressure Differences (Delta P) and Work with a High Pressure Jetting Gun.

Validity guideline working Under hyperbaric conditions work hyperbaric medicine

The Guideline Working under Hyperbaric Conditions work Hyperbaric Medicine has been compiled by a project group within hyperbaric medicine and is after consultation with employers and employers hyperbaric medicine work and the Dutch Association for Hyperbaric Medicine approved by the CCvD of SWOD on 20 March 2019 and is effective from 1 November 2019.

Every 3 years, employers and employees evaluate the Guideline Working under Hyperbaric Conditions work Hyperbaric Medicine to see if the Guideline needs to be amended based on changes in legislation, guidelines and the state of the art. It may also be decided to carry out an interim evaluation.

Management

SWOD's Central College of Experts (CCvD) manages the Working Conditions  Catalogue Working under Hyperbaric Conditions  and the Guideline Working under Hyperbaric Conditions work Hyperbaric Medicine. The CCvD includes representatives of the civil sector, inclusive hyperbaric medicine, the fire brigade and defence. Together they will monitor developments in the field of work working under hyperbaric conditions and, if applicable have  the Working Conditions Catalogue assessed by the Inspection SZW.