Profession underwater construction supervisor
Underwater construction supervisors monitor underwater construction projects such as tunnels, canal locks and bridge pillars. They guide and instruct construction commercial divers and make sure they adhere to safety regulations.
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- Quality assurance procedures
The procedures to inspect a product or system to ensure that it is according to specifications and requirements.
- Diving equipment
Equipment used for a dive, including wetsuits and drysuits, helmets, scuba equipment and any umbilical equipment which provides the connection with the surface.
- Diving operation requirements
The operational plan and the contingency plan for the diving operation, the diving equipment to be used in the diving operation, the diving signals to be used in the diving operation, the in-water decompression procedures to be used in the diving operation, and any emergency procedures that might have to be used in the diving operation.
- Diving vessels systems
The characteristics, functioning and way of working with dynamic positioning systems, construction barges and dive support vessels.
- Manage health and safety standards
Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.
- Secure working area
Secure the operation site fixing boundaries, restricting access, placing signs and taking other measures in order to guarantee public and staff safety.
- Inspect construction sites
Ensure health and safety during the construction project by inspecting the construction site regularly. Identify risks of putting people in danger or of damaging construction equipment.
- Ensure compliance with construction project deadline
Plan, schedule and monitor the building processes in order to ensure completion of the project by the set deadline.
- React to events in time-critical environments
Monitor the situation around you and anticipate. Be ready to take quick and appropriate action in case of unexpected events.
- Check diving equipment
Check diving equipment for valid certification to ensure its suitability. Ensure that any diving equipment is examined by a competent person before use, at least once on each day on which it is to be used. Ensure that it is adequately tested and repaired.
- Plan resource allocation
Plan future needs of various resources such as time, money and specific process resources.
- Ensure health and safety of dive teams
Monitor the safety of the dive teams. Ensure that the operation is carried out from a safe, suitable location as per diving operation manual. When necessary, decide whether it is safe to proceed with the dive.
- Supervise staff
Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.
- Follow health and safety procedures in construction
Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.
- Keep records of work progress
Maintain records of the progress of the work including time, defects, malfunctions, etc.
- Work in a construction team
Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.
- Comply with the planned time for the depth of the dive
Ensure that a diver returns from a given depth after the planned time limit has expired.
- Comply with legal requirements for diving operations
Ensure that diving operations comply with legal requirements.
- Implement dive plans
Implement dive plans, working with the client, vessel teams and marine superintendents.
- Ensure diving operations conform with plan
Ensure that the dive adheres to the operational plan and the contingency plan.
- Ensure equipment availability
Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.
- Inspect construction supplies
Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.
- Coordinate construction activities
Coordinate the activities of several construction workers or crews to make sure they do not interfere with each other and to ensure that the works are done in a timely manner. Keep up to date on the progress of the teams and update the schedule if called for.
- Prevent damage to utility infrastructure
Consult utility companies or plans on the location of any utility infrastructure that may interfere with a project or be damaged by it. Take the necessary steps to avoid damage.
- Use safety equipment in construction
Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.
- Process incoming construction supplies
Receive incoming construction supplies, handle the transaction and enter the supplies into any internal administration system.
- Evaluate employees work
Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.
- Interrupt diving operations when necessary
Terminate or interrupt the diving operation if continuing the operation is likely to endanger the health or safety of any person involved.