Commercial and HSE - Approved Diving Medical
The requirements for commercial diving are more stringent
and mandatory than for recreational diving.
In its Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) the HSE has listed five working
practices for each area of commercial diving:
- Offshore commercial
- Inland commercial
- Recreational instructor e.g. PADI
Each person needs an initial thorough medical, and subsequent annual medicals.
The diver leaves with certification, a full copy of the medical and HSE
in Liverpool will be informed to update their register.
The Commercial/HSE Diving Medical
Medicals involve checking personal details, previous medical details and
log books (for annual review), then a thorough examination which includes
a full hearing test, a detailed lung test (spirometry), a heart tracing
(ECG) and a 3 minute exercise test under monitoring.
Initial examination may include blood testing (full blood count), and completion of the initial HSE questionnaire and confirmation by your GP.
You can download the complete HSE Questionnaire here
Please bring along confirmation of personal details (eg: driving license,
passport), log books, Qualification Cards and any previous dive medical
forms, as well as a pair of trainers!
£180, payable by cash or cheque.
[PADI/Recreational instructors £100]
Complimentary offshore (including Norwegian) certification included if needed.