Objective: Create an accepted Underwater Oxy-Arc Burning Certification
Why: Because there is none and it is a misused tool. All we have today is suggested practices that have no standing under law.
The Working Group Members:
A member of the Board of Directors ADCI, a Diving Representative of IMCA, a Representative of The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, a Diving Company owner and a Dive School Owner, One Representative each from these Equipment Manufacturers: Oxylance Corporation, Broco Rankin Industries and Fire Wire Marine. We are shooting for a Recognized Underwater Oxy-Arc Burning Standard under the American Welding Society, AWS. Everyone has agreed it is well past due.
Step 1) Up Grade: Ocean Technologies Oxy-Arc Underwater Burning Course. Completed.
Step 2) Revise Burning Training for new Students at: Commercial Diving Technologies
- Safety Training will be exactly the same for new students as it will be for the Stand Alone Advanced Course. It will include set up and checking out equipment. A minimum score, of 80% to pass before further training in Oxy-Arc.
- They will have Basic familiarization with one type of exothermic rod on ½ plate.
- Their diploma from the school will reflect they passed the Oxy-Arc Burning Safety Training and completed basic familiarization with the rod used. Re-write Completed
Step 3) Submit Revised Ocean Technologies Oxy-Arc Underwater Burning Course for all parties involved (See working Group). Completed.
Step 4) Run new Safety Course for Students at: Commercial Diving Technologies.To Be Anounced
Step 5) Run Stand Alone: Oxy-Arc Underwater Burning Training Course for Divers To Be Anounced
Divers must have completed an Accredited Commercial Diving School
Have a minimum of 30 Logged Commercial Dives.
To begin the practical part of training with Exothermic, Tubular Steel and Swordfish Arc Cutting Electrode, You must have passed the Safety Training portion with a minimum of 80%, reviewed any incorrect answers and understand the correct answer.
If we are successful in moving this forward toward a American Welding Society approved standard Commercial Diving Technologies & JCRoat Subject Matter Experts Services will run an Instructors Qualification Course. We will provide the written course, Instructors Notes and Videos that go with that course, to the Graduate Instructor/s. Interested parties can contact Sid Preskitt, Commercial Diving Technologies at 321-212-8550 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information,
Attention All Members of the Divers Association International: As this is a Board Member, John Roat's, effort at creating an Oxy-Arc Underwater Burning Certification the Association will post an internal poll of its members on the subject before voting to support this effort!
Edited by John Roat