HIRA Program

DAN's HIRA (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment) program helps owners, operators, staff and dive professionals identify hazards before they lead to injuries or losses. Focusing on realistic and pragmatic assessments of risks that could lead to serious outcomes, the program provides tools and strategies to proactively mitigate these incidents.

If a diving business is well prepared and equipped, it can reduce the frequency of occurrences and deal with emergencies in a way that reassures its staff member, as well as its customers, while mitigating potential outcomes.
The new DAN's HIRA (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment) has been created to assist dive operators and professionals to do just that, helping them identify hazards before they lead to injuries or losses. The HIRA program provides tools and strategies to proactively mitigate these accidents.

 

 

Why HIRA?
 

The primary benefit of implementing DAN's HIRA program is a reduction in ithe likelihood, severity and impact of incidents. However, the benefits are more far reaching

  • Minimize the severity of incidents and their impact on your business
  • Reduce injuries to your customers and your employees
  • Reduce the long-term costs of injury and liability
  • Improve staff training and retention
  • Leverage DAN's marketing efforts; DAN will promote your operation and HIRA achievements
  • Establish and maintain a culture of safety within your organization

 

HIRA Levels and Requirements

HIRA LEVEL 1

HIRA Level 1 requires a dive operator or professional to have the fundamental training and equipment to manage injuries and plans and procedures to address emergencies. Level 1 is a self-assessment and completed online.

 

 

Participants

Dive Businesses - Dive Operators - Dive Instructors

 

Requirements

TRAINING

  • Staff trained in first AID and BLS and oxygen administration

EQUIPMENT

  • First-aid kits and oxygen units readily available at dive site or pool

INSURANCE

  • Business general and/or professional liability insurance is required

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

  • Pre-dive safety briefings (for pool and dive site)
  • Boat safety briefings
  • Post-dive briefings and post-dive head count using physical checklist

EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS

  • EAPs created for lost diver, dive and other injuries
Resources

 

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HIRA LEVEL 2

HIRA Level 2 requires additional training as well as the implementation and practice of a wider range of operating procedures and emergency action plans. Like HIRA Level 1, Level 2 is self-assessment and completed online.

 

 

Participants

Dive Businesses - Dive Operators - Dive Instructors

 

Requirements (in addition to the Level 1 requirements)

TRAINING

  • Additional training that includes hazardous marine life injuries (as applicabile), neurological examination and AED if not already included in previous courses
  • Minimum of one first-aid instructor (business only)

EQUIPMENT

  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

  • Maintenance of first-aid kits and oxygen units
  • Provision for denial of service based on inadequate fitness-to-dive
  • Regular emergency simulations and drills

EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS

  • Additional EAPs based on scope of activities - checklist provided
Resources (in addition to the Level 1 resources)
HIRA LEVEL 3

HIRA Level 3 is a comprehensive assessment and detailed evaluation of hazards. At this level, nearly every facet of business and dive operations are addressed, and additional EAPs are required based on the scope of activities. This level can be completed online or conducted on site by request.

 

 

More details soon available.