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This Standard applies to occupational diving operations conducted in connection with all types of work and employment, and describes the requirements for occupational safety.
It is recognized that certain underwater tasks may require specialized standards of practice and/or operational techniques that differ from the requirements of this Standard yet may be acceptable to the regulatory authority having jurisdiction.
This Standard addresses equipment requirements for the following diving systems:
(a) SCUBA diving systems (see Clause 6);
(b) surface-supply diving systems (see Clause 7);
(c) deep-diving systems (see Clause 8); and
(d) diving in contaminated environments (see Clause 9).
This Standard does not apply to scientific diving as defined in Clause 2.2.
This Standard does not apply to diving operations performed solely for sport or recreation.
This Standard does not include work techniques associated with underwater diving operations.
In CSA Standards, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and can is used to express possibility or capability.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
1.4 Units of measurement
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.