1.1 - Introduction
Macquarie University conducts Occupational Scientific Diving as part of its research and teaching activities and therefore recognises its responsibilities under the NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Macquarie University acknowledges the special work health and safety obligations associated with compressed gas diving. The purpose of this operations manual is to promote safe diving practices. This document is to be used in the context of Australian / New Zealand Standard 2299.2-2002 "Occupational diving operations: Part 2 Scientific diving". This manual ensures compliance to these documents but is not a substitute for understanding AS/NZS 2299.2 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.Macquarie University recognises its responsibility as a PCBU (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking) under the WHS Act and Regulation (2011).