Safe Work Australia has made amendments to lead and diving regulations in the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Regulations 2011.
The amendments clarify the requirements for training for general diving work, and correct drafting errors that have contributed to ambiguity around the required competencies.
References to Australian Standards for diving have been amended to:
The diving regulation amendments took effect from 21 August 2019.
A full description of these changes can be found in the Information bulletin - Amendments to the diving work regulations.
A transition period is in place and the lead regulation amendments do not come into effect until 1 July 2021.
A full description of these changes can be found in the Information bulletin - Amendments to blood lead removal levels.
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