It is the responsibility of employers to ensure that personnel are correctly trained in the maintenance and operation of equipment and systems in order to ensure competence.
The 2 grades of Technician are:
Technicians will normally hold a formal qualification awarded by a recognised national body in one of the following subjects:
b.i) Senior Technician (All Systems)
- Radio, Television and Electronics Servicing and Mechanics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Hydraulic Engineering
- Electrical Installation
- Motor Vehicle Engineering
- Agricultural Machinery Maintenance and Repair
- Marine Engineering
- Electrical Power Technician
- hold a University Degree in Engineering
- have completed a recognised Trade Apprenticeship in a relevant trade.
To qualify as a Senior Technician (All Systems), a suitably trained mechanical, electrical or hydraulic (qualified in accordance with (a) above) Technician will normally have logged at least 300 days working on diving systems offshore, at least 150 days of which must have been spent working on saturation diving systems.
b.ii) Senior Technician (Surface Supplied Only)
To qualify as a Senior Technician (Surface Supplied Only), a suitably trained mechanical, electrical or hydraulic (qualified in accordance with a) above) Technician will normally have logged at least 300 days working on diving systems offshore, none of which or fewer than 150 days of which will have been spent working on saturation diving systems.
All personnel will be required to undergo a suitable period of familiarisation to ensure competence to undertake the work for which he/she will be employed.
The days noted above may be gained anywhere in the world so long as they are properly authenticated by the Equipment manager, Personnel manager or equivalent person from a Signatory Company (or one of their associated companies) in the individual's personal Technician's Log Book.