What is the SDSC?
In the United Kingdom,
the Diving at Work Industry is regulated through the 1997 Diving at
Work Regulations. These regulations are implemented through Approved
Codes of Practice (ACoPs) for the main Diving at Worksectors of the
Industry.One of those sectors is the Scientific and Archaeological
diving sector, that as well as covering all diving at work activities
in support of:
SCIENCE, ARCHAEOLOGY and Diving
Operations undertaken in PUBLIC AQUARIUMS.
order to maintain an active dialogue with all the diving sectors the UK
Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who are charged with implementing
the regulations, recognise one professional body that is representative
of each diving sector. The Scientific Diving Supervisory Committee
(SDSC) is the recognised representative body for the Scientific and
Archaeological sector. The SDSC is funded by and reports to the Natural
Environment Research Council.