Category Archive: Commercial

5 Man Dive Teams – Did You Know?

HSE ACOP Dive Team Size   The minimum team size normally required to conduct a surface-supply dive safely within the scope of this ACOP is five – a supervisor, a working diver, a… Continue reading

Cofferdam Removal – Underwater Burning

Commercial and Specialised Diving are called in to carry out Cofferdam removals countrywide. Cofferdams are temporary enclosures, typically constructed of mild steel sheet piles, to allow work to be carried out in areas… Continue reading

Circular Pile Repairs

The inspection of underwater structures is often overlooked but is extremely important. This is because it helps to highlight any issues with the structure -some of which might need urgent attention.  You could… Continue reading

ROV Underwater Inspections

Remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s) are often utilised by Commercial and Specialised Diving who have a highly mobile and versatile ROV which contains a camera and is ideal for carrying out underwater inspections. ROVs… Continue reading

Circular Pile Repairs

The inspection of underwater structures is often overlooked but is extremely important. This is because it helps to highlight any issues -some of which might need urgent attention. You could have extensive damage… Continue reading

UT Readings

An ultrasonic thickness (UT) meter is a tool commonly used by Commercial and Specialised Diving with reference to inspection work. The device is frequently used to monitor metal thickness on underwater structures. It… Continue reading

Underwater Jet Washing

Commercial and Specialised Diving are regularly called upon to carry out maintenance, repair and survey work on underwater structures that have become covered in weeds, barnacles and debris. This build up of foreign… Continue reading

Underwater Concrete Repair Work

Underwater concreting is widely used in today’s marine and inland waterway construction industries in the stabilisation of various structures and in erosion areas such as piers, foreshores, harbours and tidal zones. Inevitably, due… Continue reading

Cathodic Protection for Underwater Structures

Cathodic protection (CP) is a technique used to control & protect the corrosion of a metal surface. The bathycorrometer (bathy) is used in the commercial diving world to determine the corrosion status of… Continue reading

New RNLI Centre Opens

It is fantastic news to see that The RNLI have opened the new all-weather lifeboat centre (ALC) in Poole, Dorset. This building will be used for the building of brand new lifeboats. The… Continue reading