Stakeholders’ compliance with the diving at work regulations is imperative for the growth of the diving sector, the Hyperbaric Medical Practitioners Society of Nigeria (HMPSN) have said.
This is just as the group disclosed plans to hold a diving conference in partnership with the Diving Advisory Board next June.
President of the Association, Dr. Kayode Ogunleye, made this disclosure after the group paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Inspector of Diving, Nigeria, Mr. Julius Ugwala at his office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
He stressed the need for collaboration among critical stakeholders so as to realise a more safety standards compliant diving sector.
He said, “The visit created an opportunity for discussions on areas of collaboration by relevant stakeholders in the industry to ensure compliance with the country’s recently passed Diving at Work Regulations.
“Other areas of mutual interest that will aid the advancement of the diving sector in the country were also extensively discussed. Furthermore, we toured of Subweb Commercial Diving and ROV Training Centre run by Mr. Julius Ugwala, the Chief Inspector of Diving and discussed modalities for a Diving Conference in the second quarter of the year.”
Also speaking, Ugwala hinted that the Diving Advisory Board would be working with HMPSN to authenticate medical certificates, curb forgeries and improve on current industry standards.
Besides Ogunleye, President – HMPSN; Dr. Samuel Umoren (Secretary General – HMPSN) and Mr Mark Severn (Country Representative of Unique Group) were also present at the meeting.