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The Diving at Work Regulations 1997

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17.—(1) Any certificate of training and any certificate of medical fitness to dive issued, or having effect as if issued, under the Diving Operations at Work Regulations 1981(1) (“the 1981 Regulations”) shall have effect, subject to any conditions or limitations contained in any such certificate, as if it were, as the case may be, an approved qualification or a certificate of medical fitness to dive for the purposes of these Regulations.

(2) Any diving operation log book required to be maintained under the 1981 Regulations shall be regarded, in respect of entries made therein before the coming into force of these Regulations, as if it were a diving operation record for the purpose of these Regulations.

(3) Any diver’s log book retained in accordance with regulation 7(5) of the 1981 Regulations shall be retained for such period of time as would have been required by that regulation had the 1981 Regulations not been revoked.


S.I. 1981/399 as amended by S.I. 1990/996 and 1992/608.

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