BSAC has launched the most recent annual Diving Incident Report for 2021, which recorded a complete of 218 incidents all through the UK.
As a part of its position as Nationwide Governing Physique, BSAC reviews yearly on diving incidents within the UK, from all diver coaching businesses. The report is compiled by BSAC Incident Advisor, Jim Watson and information analyst, Ben Peddie.
The Incident Report and its information evaluation goals to advertise diver security in addition to perceive any tendencies that may help all of the diving businesses of their diver coaching programmes and security recommendation.
The 2021 report covers incidents from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021. Throughout this era, a complete of 218 incidents all through the UK had been recorded, which sadly consists of fifteen incidents leading to sixteen fatalities. The variety of reported incidents is approaching the numbers seen previous to the consequences of the pandemic.
Impression of Covid-19
The diving 12 months of 2021, whereas initially impacted by ongoing restrictions on diving exercise, eased because the 12 months progressed. The variety of incidents reported in 2021 have virtually returned to pre-pandemic ranges following the considerably decreased variety of incidents reported in 2020, which was attributed to the restrictions on diving actions as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
Another key options of the 2021 report embrace:
- The variety of reported incidents, initially decreased attributable to Covid-19, helps earlier suspicions that the variety of reported incidents displays the extent of diving
- There’s some proof that some gear failures could have resulted from prolonged intervals of inactivity as a result of pandemic
- Sadly, there have been sixteen fatalities within the UK from fifteen incidents
There are indications for doubtless medical causes, together with immersion pulmonary oedema, in at the least 4 of the fatalities and doubtlessly others but to be confirmed.
Assist us to maintain diving protected
If in case you have been concerned in or witnessed an incident, please report it – in confidence – and assist us to proceed to form a protected future for diving.
Whether or not you’re a BSAC diver or dive with one other company, a leisure or technical diver or if the incident occurred within the UK or abroad, BSAC desires to listen to about it. You could find the shape on-line at bsac.com/reportanincident