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Diving Incident and Safety Resource CentreOctober 13th: Diver Incident and Safety Resource Centre

Gareth Lock is the founder of Cognitas (cognitas.org.uk), an organisation promoting a “just culture” among divers and highlighting the need to encourage divers to report all incidents, however minor or innocuous they appear to be at the time.

Gareth himself is a highly qualified diver and underwater photographer, and as well as running Cognitas in his spare time he also manages to hold down a very full time job as a serving officer in the RAF. His RAF background has seen him undertake Human Factors and Crew Resource Management training and apply that knowledge to both operational and training sorties as a supervisor of aircrew and equipment design through trials and development activity. He has drawn strongly from this and the lessons learned, applying them to diving.

Gareth’s talk gives a fascinating insight into the causal factors behind diving incidents and lessons we can learn to promote safer diving practices, thus hoping to prevent further incidents occurring. He uses a real life case study as a discussion point, leaving the participants thinking about dive planning and execution on an even deeper level.

The talk lasts 50mins and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions at the end.

A must for all divers.

Thursday 13 October – doors 7.30pm, talk starts at 8pm.


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