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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 18.38 from 2019-06-25 to 2020-03-05:

  •  (1) Every employer shall ensure that a dive record is kept for every diver.

  • (2) The record referred to in subsection (1) shall contain, for each dive,

    • (a) the date of the dive;

    • (b) the dive location;

    • (c) the name of the diver;

    • (d) the name of the standby diver, if any;

    • (e) the name of the diver’s tender, if any;

    • (f) the signature of the diver and the dive supervisor; and

    • (g) the breathing mixture used, if other than air.

  • (3) The record referred to in subsection (1) shall also contain, for each type 1 dive,

    • (a) the total elapsed time, measured in minutes, from the time the diver leaves the surface to the time the diver begins final ascent, rounded to the next whole minute;

    • (b) the maximum depth reached; and

    • (c) any unusual incident or condition, including emergency decompression time.

  • (4) The record referred to in subsection (1) shall also contain, for each type 2 dive,

    • (a) the type of diving equipment used;

    • (b) the time the diver leaves the surface;

    • (c) the maximum depth reached;

    • (d) the time the diver begins final ascent;

    • (e) the time the diver reaches the surface;

    • (f) the decompression schedule used, if any; and

    • (g) any unusual incident or condition.

  • (5) The employer shall keep the record referred to in subsection (1) for a period of 12 months after the date of the dive.

  • SOR/98-456, s. 1
  • SOR/2019-246, s. 136
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