The Diving Safety Committee (the Committee) is the advisory body responsible for supporting safe diving practices at the University of Tasmania, including in relation to relevant legislation, Australian Standards, Codes of Practice, industry requirements and the University’s Diving Minimum Standards and Procedures.
The Committee advises the University Dive Officer regarding development and implementation of relevant University policies, minimum standards and procedures.
The University of Tasmania is a member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS). The AAUS provides technical advice to the University of Tasmania in accordance with Scientific Diving industry standards. For the purposes of the AAUS procedures, this committee fulfils the same role as a Diving Control Board (DCB) and the University Dive Officer fulfils the same role as Dive Safety Officer (DSO).
The Committee meet quarterly.
|Committee Members (voting)|
|Chair||Terry Bailey (Chair, Executive Director - IMAS)||ongoing|
|Safety and Wellbeing Unit Representative||TBD||ongoing|
|University Dive Officer||Vallorie Hodges||ongoing|
|Principal Dive Officer (IMAS Taroona)||Simon Talbot||ongoing|
|Snr Technical Officer - Field Operations IMAS Launceston||Martin Filleul,||ongoing|
|Professional Scientific Divers||Antonia Cooper |
|Academic Scientific Divers||
Jeff Ross |
|AMC Academic||Stephen Hurd - Head of Maritime Operations and Coastal Seafaring||
|Independent (external) professional diver||Jonathan Benjamin (Flinders University)||2 years|
|Advisors to the Committees|
Gregory Truloff Operations Manager (AMC)|
Kirsten le Mar Operations Manager (IMAS)
|Diver Health Representative||Dr David Smart||ongoing|
Invitee - Chair Vessel Safety Committee - Michael Van Balen (Principal - AMC)
Secretariat - Support to the Committee - Safety and Wellbeing representative
For advice or to submit an Agenda item for Diving committee, please email email@example.com
|Monday 22nd Feb 2021||via zoom||10.00 am to 12.00pm|
|Monday, 10th May 2021||via Zoom||10.00am to 11.30pm|
|Monday, 9th August 2021||via Zoom||10.00am to 11.30am|
|Monday, 15th November 2021||via Zoom||10.00am to 11.30am|