Haz-Mat Diving | Professional High-Risk Divers
Commercial divers are trained to perform a wide range of services from underwater inspections & repairs to potable water tank maintenance and more, but occasionally the job description of a commercial diver moves outside of the more routine diving projects and into the realm of high-risk and haz-mat diving.
While any job that is performed by a commercial diver has a certain level of risk involved, high-risk diving and haz-mat diving projects often involve an elevated level of concern due to the hazardous environments where these jobs take place. High-risk and haz-mat diving jobs may involve working in contaminated water, confined work spaces, possible radiation exposure, and other hazardous conditions.
The professional team of high-risk divers at Midco Diving & Marine Services have all undergone specialized training in order to become qualified to perform jobs that fall under this classification. Our high-risk and haz-mat divers are certified in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and undergo annual training and recertification in order to maintain compliance with government standards. HAZWOPER certification can only be granted under the standards that have been established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
In addition to the necessary training and certifications required for high-risk and haz-mat diving, highly specialized equipment is also necessary in order to perform these jobs safely. At Midco Diving and Marine Services Inc. we rely on the latest technology and equipment to keep our team of divers’ safe and protected at all times, this includes using specialized haz-mat dry suits designed to protect the diver from possible contamination when diving. Typically constructed from vulcanized rubber, haz-mat suits feature integrated gloves and boots as well as a latex neck seals to ensure that nothing is able to breach the protective barrier surrounding the diver. These suits offer a level or protection necessary for high-risk and haz-mat diving and can be easily decontaminated after the job is completed.
At Midco Diving & Marine Services Inc., we have experience performing a wide range of high-risk and haz-mat projects including contaminated sediment dredging, wastewater plant services, contaminated water diving, and nuclear diving. Our highly skilled staff has the training and certifications necessary to complete hazardous projects that many other commercial diving companies are not prepared or qualified to perform, and we can do it within a 24-hour response time.
If you have a project or emergency situation that requires the experience and training of a high-risk or haz-mat diver, contact the professionals at Midco Diving & Marine Services Inc. Our team of high-risk and haz-mat divers is at the ready 24/7/365, just give us a call at 1-800-479-1558 or email us for more information.