Neil MacMillan

Professional Diving Academy

Neil has over 25 year’s diving industry experience and has working throughout North America, Europe, North Africa and Asia. He is the current Training Manager at the Professional Diving Academy, Dunoon, a well-respected HSE accredited (IMCA recognised) diver training school that train divers for international offshore oil, gas and renewable energy industries. He was instrumental in developing the PDA’s “Diving Projects Awareness Workshop” which for the past 7 years has educated clients on their legal obligations whilst engaging in commercial diving activities. Neil was a Diving Supervisor for several organisations over many years, including PDA’s sister company Shearwater Marine Services. He is a member of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) diving committees and workgroups that develops and issue safety guidance for international offshore diving projects.

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Marine Engineering Projects (Safe Management of Diving Activities)

A large number of marine engineering projects will be supported by commercial diving services. Stakeholders have a legal obligation under the HSE Diving at Work Regulations to ensure that sub-surface operations are properly planned and carried out using recognised safe systems of work. As well as using the appropriate working procedures, diving equipment should be properly maintained and competent personnel should be employed to undertake the works. This seminar aims to provide guidance on the aforementioned.