Monday, 13 September 2010

Diving Incident and Safety Resource Centre (DISRC)

The aim of the DISRC site is to provide a single focal point for all recreational (not commercial) diving. Whilst it excludes 'Commercial Diving Operations' it does include those divers who are 'At Work' such as recreational and technical dive instructors.

The site will provide links to:

* Incident reports, accident reports and incident data capture forms.
* Best practice information for diving and hyperbaric medicine and medical incident management.
* Reference & research materials pertaining to incident management, hyperbaric research, agency training standards, human factors research, in fact anything to do with improving diver and diving safety.

Where possible this information will be hosted on the DISRC server, but copyright and publication limitations might mean that reports are just hyperlinks off-site.

The site can be found at

Cognitas Report Into Incident Reporting in the UK is Published

The report into "Incident Reporting in the UK Recreational Diving Industry - An Assessment of Current Practices and Potential Ways to Improve Them" has now been published and can be downloaded from the Cognitas Website

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Garf now teaching for GUE

hi all

I am now offering a range of courses from GUE, including GUE fundamentals. You can read all about the course, and find out if it is for you, by having a look at my website at