NSDC Sweden

Swedish Scientific Diving Committee (SSDC)
Thursday 18 May 2017
by  Jean-Pierre FERAL
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Covid-19 - Recommendations (in Swedish)
- In Sweden the ones running the pressure chamber at the hospital in Gothenburg (which is the only one running on 24:7 basis) has gone out and asked all dive centers not to carry out any recreational diving due to that they cannot guarantee any treatments so the dive centers have shut down the activities, at least according to the dive centers web-pages. To work divers they have provide the attached information where they will reduce their activity daytime. Our work-diving regulations says that we should be able to get treatment within 6 hours for all diving deeper than 9m so currently we restrict us to this and follow the developments and only necessary diving is carried out.

There is a work-environment authority regulation which is regulating all work diving in Sweden. This decree was issued in 2010. It says under the explanations for section 7 on page 22:
“Scientific diving/scientific diver For scientific diving, two certificates have been produced in Europe for scientific divers, within the European Scientific Diving Committee. The lower level certificate is entitled "European Scientific Diver" (ESD) and the higher "Advanced European Scientific Diver" (AESD). Apart from diver expertise, the fundamental difference between these two certificates is that the AESD training grants eligibility to supervise scientific diving as it includes a basic diving supervisor education, whereas ESD only grants eligibility to participate in scientific dives. The ESD certificate is deemed to be equivalent to the Swedish professional diver certificate S 30”.

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AFS 2010:16 Provisions and General Recommendations of the Swedish Work Environ-ment Authority on Diving Work

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