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This level of recognition is provided only to a limited number of facilities, who show an exceptional commitment to diving safety. The service provider will typically:
|Be previously recognized as a Silver or Gold Diving Safety Partner and have maintained a good safety track-record, with clear and traceable records.|
|Have logs available which reflect all incidents and “near-misses”, including denominator data (number of persons trained, number of persons taken on dives, number of boat launches, etc.), provide an analysis of this data on a continuous basis, and show a clear commitment to improving safety. This is typical of an organization that has an effective, recognised quality assurance program in place.|
|In addition to the facilities and equipment required for the Gold level, have an active instructor trainer on site offering all the DAN (or equivalent) training courses.|
In order to assist these facilities in their quality assurance program, DAN will make a risk assessment expert available to these facilities. The expert will assist the facility in the risk assessment process in a more structured and “formal” manner. A final report is then forwarded by DAN to the facility, which can be used for reference and advice on further improvements of their safety practices. Specific critical control points will be identified, with specific suggestions on how these risks could be controlled in practice, how these may be monitored and what appropriate safety targets could be set.
Service providers and facilities that are committed to this level of safety will be recognized by DAN as “Platinum Diving Safety Partners”. Details of these safety partners will by published by DAN in the Alert Diver – additional advertisement for these operators who have shown their total commitment to safe diving!