IMCA launches CPD Scheme for diving supervisors
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched its App-based continuing professional development (CPD) scheme for diving supervisors.
The App incorporates the latest in training techniques to support diving supervisors in keeping up to date with IMCA.
The scheme went live in early April with 250 diving supervisors who had pre-registered for enrollment.
For 2020, the scheme is voluntary and free to all IMCA certified supervisors.
IMCA is also accepting applications from DCBC and ADAS supervisors as well.
However, from 2021, it will become mandatory for all supervisors to participate in the scheme.
The App can be used across many mobile devices and operating systems, on- or offline.
A representative cross-section of diving supervisors previously completed the app trials.
IMCA wants as many supervisors as possible to be familiar and comfortable with the system before it becomes mandatory in 2021.
Bryan McGlinchy, IMCA’s diving manager explains:
“This is a welcome addition to our flagship diving supervisor schemes and makes a tremendous contribution to modernising CPD in this sector of industry.
“These safety critical roles will now benefit from the best available technologies to help keep supervisory staff fully up to date with industry guidelines and best operating practices through a series of interactive tutorials and assessment routines.
“This is a significant step forward in maintaining competence, combating skill-fade, and keeping people safe.”