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IMCA rolls out new module for its diving CPD App

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched the third module for 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 current information and guidelines from IMCA.

The new module is now available and covers the following areas:

Trapped Diver umbilical in incidents; Management of Change; Hat Hygiene; Diving Physics; Decompression Illness (DCI); Bell Batteries.

Module four should also launch in December this year.

The number of App users has grown from 250 when IMCA launched it to more than 850 diving supervisors.

Bryan McGlinchy, IMCA’s diving manager said:

“We have certainly seen a lot of interest in recent months however we recognise there is work to be done in increasing acceptance of the system around the world especially in areas where the uptake has so far been slow, such as in India, the Middle East and Asia.

“We are hoping to have 1,000 users by the end of the year and I strongly encourage any supervisors who haven’t yet registered to take the opportunity to do so now before the system becomes mandatory in 2021.”

About the IMCA App and Scheme

The App is usable across many mobile devices and operating systems, on or offline.

It therefore allows users the flexibility of choosing when and where to complete the relevant modules.

IMCA Diving Division Management Committee oversaw the development and governance of the system.

Diving supervisors from across the industry carried out the trials during the development and testing phase.

IMCA said it has also resolved any minor teething problems experienced in the first few months.

The scheme is currently voluntary and free to all IMCA certified supervisors with applications being accepted from both Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) and Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) supervisors as well.

Diving supervisors can register now by completing a web-based form on IMCA’s website.

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