The medical examination and assessment of commercial divers (MA1)
The publication is primarily for HSE Approved Medical Examiners of Divers (AMEDs) in performing fitness to dive medicals for the purposes of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. The document may also be of interest to commercial divers.
Applying the standards and guidelines set out in MA1 will help promote a consistent approach to fitness assessments. They are based on scientific evidence and expert opinion and will be subject to periodic review.
This edition follows a review of those sections in MA1 covering obesity, mental health, respiratory fitness, cardiovascular fitness, neurological fitness, ENT, diabetes and exercise testing. It also contains revisions to sections on the gastrointestinal system and haematology, and updates administrative aspects. The diver fact sheet and medical questionnaire have been removed, updated and are now available on HSE’s diving web pages.