Occupational diving guidelines

This page provide the forms and guidelines for people wishing to be an occupational diver.

The guidelines for occupational diving give advice on the requirements for occupational diving and those seeking to work underwater. It includes information about Certificates of Competency, medical clearances to dive, equipment and safety procedures.

Guidelines for occupational diving  (PDF 199 KB)

Please read this guidance in conjunction with all relevant industry standards that apply to you as a PCBU. This guidance will be progressively reviewed and either updated, replaced with other guidance, or revoked.

It is not the intention that these guidelines will repeat technical or operational standards information in depth. Such information is readily available in documents held by the different sectors of the industry. It is expected that those relevant Standards will be referred to for specific guidance by those involved in occupational diving to ensure excellent work practices are carried out in all occupational diving activities.

Related documents

For related documents please see How to apply for a diving Certificate of Competence

If you have any questions on occupational diving, contact Occdiving@worksafe.govt.nz or go to Supporting information about occupational diving.