1. #1
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2004

    Question Dive team safety officer

    Does anyone have SOPís/SOGís on minimum required standards for a safety officer on a dive/water scene. I am also looking for a safety checklist for water related scenes. Honestly, Ill take anything pertaining to safety at water related incidents! As always any help is most appreciated.

  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    May 2000
    Wheaton IL


    We have the safety officer position within the dive team itself.
    For us at an incident we would expect the IC to assign a safety officer to the incident, but because it is likely that he knows nothing about dive operations a separate Dive safety officer is assigned.
    The dive safety officer is assigned by the Dive Branch officer. It would be ideal for the member to be trained as a safety officer but he would need a minimum of divemaster status with the team.
    A dive master is a member who has a great deal of experience and training in Dive, Ice, Swift, and evidence. DR2 and any other specialized training.

    As for other safety procedures, we always assign a back up diver and when possible a 90% diver. We also have a position called a swimmer who stages in the water on the surface and is there for whatever is needed. He can drop a marker, shuttle equipment back and forth from shore or a boat, and if the diver preformed an emergency boyant accent he would be there to assist.
    In recovery mode we vitalize the divers prior to and after, like they do at a haz mat incident. We also do a neuro check after the diver is out.
    Everyone must wear a dry suit and full face mask also. Communications are used, with rope signal back up.

    If you need anything else please let us know.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register