457 Equipment incident reports.

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dc.contributor.author Acott, CJ
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-15T13:17:43Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-15T13:17:43Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation SPUMS 2001 Volume 31 Number 4. en
dc.identifier.issn 0813-1988
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/7743
dc.description Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society. en
dc.description.abstract Diving is an equipment orientated sport and identification and elimination of problems associated with the use of that equipment is an important part of diving safety. There were 457 incidents involving equipment in the first 1,000 incidents reported to the Diving Incident Monitoring Study (DIMS). One hundred and thirty six of these incidents resulted in morbidity, therefore, 30% of the equipment problems caused harm. They constituted 28% of the total morbidity reported. A meticulous pre-dive check, the use of back-up equipment, additions and alterations to equipment design and manufacturing materials, regular servicing, post-dive maintenance, recalibration of all gauges and adherence to strict standard diving safety practice will minimise equipment problems. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society en
dc.subject DIVING en
dc.subject DIVER EQUIPMENT en
dc.subject Accidents en
dc.subject Incidents en
dc.subject morbidity en
dc.subject Recreational Diving en
dc.subject safety en
dc.subject malfunction en
dc.subject injury en
dc.title 457 Equipment incident reports. en
dc.type Article en

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