Australian New Zealand Standard AS / NZS 2299 Occupational Diving Operations - Western Australia

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you, or any of your staff or contractors intend to undertake construction diving work at your workplace. Construction diving work means any construction work in which diving is carried out using either a surface supplied breathing apparatus or self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. This includes the work carried out by the people who give direct support to the diver.

You must ensure that:

  • Everyone who carries out construction diving work is qualified in accordance with this standard;
  • All the work should be carried out in accordance with the requirements of this standard; and
  • Anybody who undertakes construction work in water uses compressed air to breath in accordance with this standard.

This standard specifies requirements for the personnel, equipment and procedures that should be used in occupational underwater operations in up to 50 metres depth of water, where compressed breathing gas is supplied either through surface-supplied breathing apparatus (SSBA) or self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia

Act(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer, Business Service Centre
Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia


Operating address:
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Phone:

1300307877
safety@commerce.wa.gov.au

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