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The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Diving) Regulations 2018

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Diving) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 254 of 2018) came into force on 1st May 2019. These Regulations are made under and enforced under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (the 2005 Act).

The Regulations apply to any diving project in which a person who dives is at work. They apply to all places of work and work activities where diving projects are carried out and to which the 2005 Act applies.

The purpose of the Regulations is to protect the safety, health and welfare of all personnel involved in diving at work. The Regulations are goal setting and set out a framework for the safe management of diving projects. They outline specific responsibilities and duties for persons engaged in diving projects, for example, clients, diving supervisors, diving contractors, divers and other people who may affect the safety of the diving project.