Hazard

Who

Risk

Controls

Immediate measures

Transmission of virus between divers on boat through breathing.

All

Medium

Limit number of persons on board to 6. Keep 2m separation on boat or wear facemask if only 1m. Divers to wear facemasks in cabin and when helping to kit up.

Contact details held for all on board.

Instructions posted in cabin. Hand gel and virucide spray available on board. Spare facemasks available on board.

Transfer of virus through handling contaminated items on boat.

All

Low

On entering boat and after handling equipment, clean hands with alcohol gel. If food or drink are handled, limit contact between people as much as possible. Clean surfaces with virucide and clean hands with gel.

Hand gel and virucide spray available on board.

Transfer of virus during diving activities.

All

Low

Once divers are breathing from SCUBA, no chance of infection (but avoid handling mouthpieces). While kitting up (e.g. zipping up drysuits), facemasks can be worn and divers to face away from each other. Divers to keep mouthpieces in place and masks on while climbing onboard.

DM to brief divers, including reminder on Covid precautions.

Transfer of virus in Compressor Room.

All

Medium

Limit numbers entering Compressor Room at same time. Facemasks to be worn when inside. Clean compressor parts that are handled and limit handling of personal equipment to avoid cross-contamination.

Track & Trace QR check-in code displayed on door. Instructions posted on wall. Hand gel available by sink.

Transfer of virus between divers outside.

All

Low

Divers mostly drive themselves to harbour. If ride-sharing, wear facemasks. Dive fees and dive log to handled carefully and hands washed after contact.

 

 

Prepared by DO               November 2020  Based on BSAC Guidance for Small Boat Diving

Our Address

Torbay BSAC
Unit 0008
Beacon Quay
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 2BG