Welcome to the digital version of the Working Conditions Catalogue Working under Hyperbaric Conditions Diving work, Caisson work and other work under hyperbaric conditions and the Guideline Working under Hyperbaric Conditions work Hyperbaric Medicine

The Working Conditions Catalogue and Guideline describe as much as possible the occupational risks that employers and employees face when working under hyperbaric conditions. For all these risks, the minimum control measures are mentioned which an employer and employee must take in order to control these risks.

Since different diving methods are being used, the section Diving work consists of 4 documents and these are:

  • SCUBA Category A1;
  • SCUBA Other;
  • SSE;
  • Dry diving bell / saturation.

Note: SCUBA is due to the limited supply of breathing gas unsuitable for use in mining/energy production related work under hyperbaric conditions. SCUBA with surface supply provision is also not suitable for use in mining/energy production related work under hyperbaric conditions.

The document WOD-SOE (Working under Hyperbaric Conditions  System- and Maintenance Requirements) forms part of the Working Conditions Catalogue Diving work, Caisson work and other work under hyperbaric conditions and the Guideline Working under Hyperbaric Conditions work Hyperbaric Medicine.

Only the sections Diving work and the WOD- SOE have been translated in English. The Dutch versions are the official versions. 

All documents are in PDF format for easy copying and electronic storage and/or printing.

To view the PDF documents, you can click on the relevant diving method, caisson work and other work under overpressure, work hyperbaric medicine  or on WOD-SOE.

The Working Conditions Catalogue Diving work, Caisson work and other work under hyperbaric conditions, Guideline Working under Hyperbaric Conditions work Hyperbaric Medicine including the WOD-SOE, will be regularly evaluated and updated. Risks can be added, minimum control measures can be amended and material requirements can be changed. Therefore it is essential that when using a PDF document which has been copied from the website, it is always checked that the most recent version is used.

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