The phrase ‘at work’ means as an employee or as a self-employed person. The phrase covers divers who dive as part of their duties as an employee and divers who are in business on their own account during the time that they devote themselves to work as a self-employed diver. Diving does not have to be the main work activity of the employee or the self-employed person.
The Diving Regulations apply when at least one diver is at work.
Source: Commercial Diving Projects Offshore, Diving at Work Regulations 1997, Approved Code of Practice (UK HSE L103), First Edition, 1998. Regulatory Guidance
Regulation 4 makes it clear that where OFAR apply, the meaning of ‘at work’ covers workers at all times while they are offshore, both on-duty and off-duty.
Source: Health Care and First Aid on Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works, Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989, Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (UK HSE L123), Second Edition, 2000. Regulatory Guidance
In relation to any person means present, for gain or reward, in the person’s place of work.
Source: Guidelines for Occupational Diving 2004, Occupational Safety and Health Service, New Zealand, updated October 2010. Regulatory Guidance
At work, in relation to any person, means present, for gain or reward, in the person’s place of work.
Source: Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, Public Act 1992 No 96, New Zealand, as of 1 July 2011. Legislation