Program Updated for IMCA Diver Medic Scheme

SeaDiscovery.com
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Work is underway on reviewing the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Diver Medic Scheme which is widely used and taught by IMCA recognized schools around the world.

The scheme has changed little since its development in 1999, although there have been some significant improvements in training as a result of changes in technology and recent experience in trauma medicine. In addition, the problem of skill fade amongst Diver Medics, especially with some of the more complex procedures, has become an increasing cause for concern.

“Initial work on reviewing the scheme will include the establishment of a workgroup later this year, which will take the review forward,” explained IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler. “In an effort to address concerns over skills fade, our Diving Division Management Committee has decided that all certificates issued after July 1, 2013 will only have two-year validity, with refresher training required every two years.

“This means that within the final three months of validity of a certificate a refresher course can be carried out and the validity date of the new certificate will run for a further two years from the expiry date of the old one. Or otherwise, for up to eight weeks after the expiry of an existing certificate, a refresher course can similarly be undertaken – this allows for unforeseen circumstances that prevent a refresher course being undertaken during the final three months of a certificate’s validity but is very much the exception rather than the rule, taking the refresher in the final three months is the recommended course of action.

“The certificate ceases to be valid on its expiry date, although we allow that eight-week period in which people can renew doing a refresher course rather than a full course.”
 

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Aftermath of Scotland Independence Referendum: Platten Speculates

After the referendum debate on Scottish independence Guy Platten, Chief Executive Officer of the UK Chamber of Shipping has called for the divisions created by the campaign to be healed.

Impact of CITGO Oil Refineries Sale: Analysis

A sale of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA’s Citgo refining assets could dramatically change crude oil flows: Poten & Partners consider the outcomes in their latest 'Tanker Opinion'.

MSC Award Two Time-Charter Contract Modifications

The US Department of Defense informs that Offshore Service Vessels, Inc., and Sealift, Inc., have each been awarded time charter option extensions by the US Navy's

Technology

BMT Nigel Gee To Launch Project L3 at Monaco Yacht Show

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, will be launching its latest innovative design, ‘Project L3’ at the Monaco Yacht Show. Building on Nigel Gee’s

Dun & Bradstreet Partners Oracle to Reach for Cloud Solutions

Oracle and Dun & Bradstree, the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, today announced they have partnered to extend Oracle's

Aberdeen Harbour Installs Siklu Security Network

Aberdeen Harbour has extended its security solutions coverage using high-capacity backhaul from Siklu, the market leader in millimeter wave backhaul informs the Israel-based tech firm.

Education/Training

Dun & Bradstreet Partners Oracle to Reach for Cloud Solutions

Oracle and Dun & Bradstree, the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, today announced they have partnered to extend Oracle's

Inchcape Shipping Celebrates 25th Anniversary of ISS Greece

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has this month celebrated the 25th anniversary of its operations in Greece

Training, Mentoring and Assessment On Board

Videotel has launched a new edition of its Training, Mentoring and Assessment On Board program which supports the IMO requirement for a standardization of training

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1452 sec (7 req/sec)