Occupational diving guidelines

The occupational diving guidelines are currently under review and an updated version of this guidance will be released later this year. 

If you would like to apply to become a certified occupational diver, please complete our online form.

Role of WorkSafe

The role of WorkSafe in occupational diving is to act as the regulator for ensuring the safe operation of the occupational divers in New Zealand. We do this by:

  • assessing that applicants of Certificates of Competence meet the Health and Safety in Employment Regulations pertaining to occupational diving
  • working with the diving industry to provide good guidance and to improve occupational diving best practice

The Diving Industry Advisory Group

The Diving Industry Advisory Group (DIAG) represents each of the occupational diving sectors in New Zealand and is the conduit between these sectors, hyperbaric experts and WorkSafe New Zealand.

DIAG’s primary purpose is to identify and reduce incidences of preventable injury through improved communications between the occupational diving sector and the regulator. DIAG and WorkSafe drive the adherence to good practice by industry.

Diving Industry Advisory Group formed (PDF 52 KB)

Related documents

For additional documents please go to Working as an Occupational Diver

If you have any questions on occupational diving contact Occdiving@worksafe.govt.nz

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