International Marine Contractors Association Website.
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is the international trade association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies.
IMCA promotes improvements in quality, health, safety, environmental and technical standards through the publication of information notes, codes of practice and by other appropriate means. There are two core committees that relate to all members:
• Safety, Environment & Legislation
• Training, Certification & Personnel Competence
The Association is organised through four distinct divisions, each covering a specific area of members’ interests: Diving, Marine, Offshore Survey, Remote Systems & ROV. There are also four regional sections which facilitate work on issues affecting members in their local geographic area –
Americas Deepwater, Asia-Pacific, Europe & Africa and Middle
|Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC)|
This is the medical committee which advises IMCA on diving medical matters.
This independent body, comprising diving medical specialists from across Northern Europe, seeks to provide advice about medical and certain safety aspects of commercial diving.
On this site you can find out about the committee's aims and history, its work and its members. The committee's guidance documents are made available for download and there is also a wide collection of links to related websites.
|The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)|
The HSE look after health and safety in nuclear installations and mines, factories, farms, hospitals and schools, offshore gas and oil installations, the safety of the gas grid and the movement of dangerous goods and substances, railway safety, and many other aspects of the protection both of workers and the public. Local authorities are responsible to HSC for enforcement in offices, shops and other parts of the services sector.
|The International Diving Schools Association|
The International Diving Schools Association (IDSA) was formed in 1982 with the primary purpose of developing common Internationional Diving Standards
The Association is concerned with all divers - Offshore, Inshore and Inland - as well as specialist non-diving qualifications e.g. Supervisor, DMT and LST. It has already established International Diver Training Standards (details in the publications page) based on the consensus opinion of its many members.
The Standards provide both a yardstick for those responsible for either administering existing National Standards or creating new ones, and a guide for Clients, Diving Contractors and Divers themselves.
|This site can assist you in finding out about IMCA careers|
|IMCA member companies links|
|This link gives details of IMCA members websites where you can contact them for career information.|
|American Society of Mechanical Engineers|
Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.
|The Standardization Organizations in Norway|
Standards Norway is responsible for all standardisations areas exept electrotechnical and tele communication. Standards Norway adopts and publishes some 1,500 new Norsk Standard (Norwegian Standards), NS annually. NS is adopted by SN based on nationally made standards and on European and International standards. Standards Norway is the Norwegian member of CEN and ISO.
|British Hyperbaric Association|
This is the site of the British Hyperbaric Association.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses specialised equipment and experienced personnel to deliver oxygen at higher than atmospheric pressures. The safe and rational use of this therapy is increasing as medical and paramedical staff become familiar with its potential benefit by well-established research. The European Committee for hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM) advocates hyperbaric oxygen for the first line treatment of various medical conditions including;
Air or Gas embolism
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Post-radiotherapy tissue damage Preparation for surgery in previously irradiated tissue
In addition, the USA Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Society (UHMS) supt the use of hyperbaric oxygen for the following additional conditions;
Severe haemorrhagic anaemia
Selected problem wounds
Compromised skin flaps and grafts Refractory osteomyelitis
|The Website for Hyperbaric Treatment Chambers in Europe.|