Section 26-1. Planning and risk assessment of diving operations

Before diving operations are initiated, the employer shall map the dangers and difficulties the diver can be exposed to. Diving operations shall then be risk assessed and planned, and measures shall be implemented so that the diving operation can be performed safely with regard to the dangers the assignment may entail for the diver and any other employees involved.
The risk assessment shall emphasise all factors in the surroundings that can have a bearing on the diving operation.
Scuba diving with self-contained air supply shall not be planned with decompression stops.
Diving deeper than 50 metres may only be carried out as saturation diving in accordance with the diving regulations for offshore petroleum activities.
When planning diving operations, an approved diving medical physician shall be consulted as required.