Dive Operation Safety

DAN has provided a wide variety of safety initiatives over the last 40 years in an attempt to prevent incidents and accidents, and enhance dive safety.

Our diving research, incident monitoring, accident prevention and evaluation of accidents programs have gone a long way to make sure that diving is safer than ever before.

The DAN Hazard Identification and Risk assessment, or HIRA, initiative takes our commitment to safety to an even higher level. Our publications, education and resources all provide first-hand knowledge of risks in diving and ways to best mitigate these.

This is a program intended to engage directly with all dive professionals and business, providing resources, support, training, advice and even essential safety equipment to qualifying operators.

Safety Assessments: Dive Professionals

DAN’s Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) program is designed to help owners, operators, staff and dive professionals identify hazards before they lead to injuries or losses. Focusing on realistic and pragmatic assessments of risks that could lead to serious outcomes, the program provides self-assessment tools and resources to increase awareness of essential safety issues and how to address them.

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Safety Training: Dive Operations

Online as well as live learning opportunities are available to all engaged in diving operations, providing essential education and knowledge to ensure safe dive operations.

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Safety Resources: Dive Operators

Our safety resources, free to all, include a range of downloadable publications, advisories, checklists and other useful documents.

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DAN Safety Tips For Dive Operators Guide

DAN created this guide to help dive operators and professionals gain a better understanding of the risks inherent to their operations. It outlines minimum safety standards for various aspects of dive operations. It also provides a foundation for refining safety protocols by offering dive safety officers and other dive pros a tested approach for assessing safety and modifying practices to prevent incidents and limit liability. 

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