All IMCA member offshore diving contractor members are required to complete an IMCA membership application and provide a submission to IMCA for audit based on the IMCA Contractor Membership to the Diving Division requirements.
Why choose Namaka for IMCA membership Assistance
Namaka can assist the Client through the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) membership process, which will include a full review of their diving safety management system, as well as carrying out a survey of their existing equipment. The full review will include, but not be limited to, a review of the Client’s diving manual, company policies, diving system operating and emergency procedures and diving medical support. Furthermore, a review of the company personnel competence scheme will be carried out which will include all diving personnel and will identify any areas within the organisation which may require additional training or personnel.
The purpose of this process is to provide the applicant Diving Contractor a structured application submission to IMCA, for Contractor membership to the Diving Division of IMCA for Surface Supplied Diving Operations initial membership, and for Saturation Diving Operations where the diving contractor already has membership for surface supplied operations and is looking to progress into saturation diving operations.
Namaka will carry out a health check of the diving contractors system which will be by means of pre-audit and high level review of the documentation required for the IMCA audit, as well as assisting with any gaps identified and completion of the submission tables and required evidence.
The review process is designed to ensure that the diving contractor adheres with the guidance of IMCA, ensuring the diving contractor:
- Has a Quality, Health, Safety and Environment management system in place that can support the requirements for offshore diving operations.
- Has the ability to carry out diving operations in accordance with IMCA International Approved Codes of Practice IMCA D014.
- Has access to diving plant and equipment which meets the minimum requirements:
- IMCA D018 Code of Practice for the Initial and Periodic Examination, Testing and Certification of Diving Plant and Equipment.
- IMCA D023 DESIGN for Surface Orientated (Air) Diving Systems
- IMCA D024 DESIGN for Saturation (Bell) Diving Systems
- IMCA D037 DESIGN for Surface Supplied Mixed Gas Diving Systems
- IMCA D040 DESIGN for Mobile/Portable Surface Supplied Systems
- IMCA D053 DESIGN for the Hyperbaric Reception Facility (HRF) Forming Part of a Hyperbaric Evacuation System (HES)
- IMCA D063 DESIGN for Hyperbaric Rescue Unit (HRU) Life Support Packages (LSP)
- Maintains diving plant and equipment in accordance with IMCA D018 Code of Practice for the Initial and Periodic Examination, Testing and Certification of Diving Plant and Equipment.
- Has a comprehensive planned maintenance and certification system in place.
- Can provide a full diving system technical documentation package including diving system operating and emergency procedures.
- Has a robust competence scheme in place identifying all diving personnel are suitably qualified and competent in accordance with IMCA C003 Guidance on Competence Assurance Diving Division for the operations they are to undertake.
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