The ERDI Diving in Contaminated Water Ops Component is one of the most challenging public safety diver training programs.
Who is this course for:
Any PS diver that enters a: river, stream, pond, or lake and disturbs the bottom
Any PS diver that enters the water where a vehicle, light aircraft, or human/animal remains could be
Any PS diver who is not familiar with the four generally accepted classifications of contaminated water
What you can expect to learn:
How to prepare for contaminated water before you enter
What to do once you are out of the water
Proper cleaning, storage, and maintenance of your PPE
Divers should be prepared to spend long hours in their PPE as well as cleaning PPE and demonstrate proficiency in all contaminated water skills and techniques, dive assessment and parameters, and a high level of awareness. Dives incorporate hazard recognition and handling, use of specialized equipment; decontamination equipment, full face mask and surface supplied air delivery systems require additional training.
What’s in it for you and your team: safety and awareness, giving you and your team more tools for environmental risk assessment resulting in short and long term health benefits.
ERD Contaminated Water Ops Technician level minimum requirements:
One confined water session
Two dives with a minimum of 30 minutes bottom time
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