RR424 - Performance of diving equipment
The objectives of the study were:
- To examine and test as much as possible of the equipment implicated in accidents / incidents from all sectors of diving, and so increase the HSE knowledge base on diving equipment and the reasons for its failure.
- To establish clear guidelines and procedures to be followed when an incident occurs in order to preserve the equipment in its "as failed" state until examined.
- To provide reports to OSD on equipment performance and failure modes, for possible feedback to manufacturers, users and Standards bodies.
This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.
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