Professional Diving Services (PDS) has external accreditation for our Integrated Management System. This includes Quality, Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Systems.
- ISO 9001 – Quality Management System Standard
- AS/NZS 4801 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard
- ISO 14001 – Environment Management System Standard
- OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
Professional Diving Services address safety in the workplace as its highest priority. PDS has always been at the forefront of safety related to working in the marine environment and is committed to developing the safest system of work that can be achieved.
This was highlighted when Professional Diving Services delivered inspectorate training programs for WorkSafe Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland for WorkSafe Inspectors including Senior Victorian Diving Inspectors. This program allowed the inspectors to gain knowledge of the occupational diving industry and the Standards, Codes of Practice and Regulations that govern it. Professional Diving Services have also provided technical occupational diving advice to companies and government agencies engaging divers by providing documentation, training and advice in managing their safe systems of works as well as documentation for occupational diving operations. This has included preparation of policies and procedures for the engagement of third party diving operators.
Recent clients include Heritage Victoria (Vic Gov.), Heritage NSW (NSW Gov.), Heritage Reef & Marine Division (Cmnwth. Gov.), GBRMPA (Cmnwth. Gov.), Dept. of Tourism & Culture (NT Gov.), James Cook University, BHP Australia, Service Stream & Cosmos Archaeology.
Professional Diving Services maintains its Occupational Diving Operations Manual to both Australian and international standards which has seen our onshore diving operations exceed Australian Standards. Our operations manual is a working document which is continually reviewed and updated to exceed industry standards.
Professional Diving Services have our systems audited externally on an annual basis by Shell Diving Centre of Excellence, Lloyds of London, American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, DNVGL, SAI Global, Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme and numerous clients including Melbourne Water, FHE, Thiess, Woods Group PSN, MacDow and Lend Lease to mention a few.
Professional Diving Services are approved by Shell International which is considered by industry to be the strictest and highest level of recognition for occupational diving operations that can be achieved worldwide. Professional Diving Services were audited and reviewed by Shell International Diving Centre of Excellence and passed with a commendation, being the first onshore diving company to meet Shell’s standards, not only in Australia but in the World. This certification is still in place and sees regular checks and audits of our safety systems.