Survey results

WorkSafe asked the Select Committee to ask the petitioner to ask the dive community for information about the extent of the problems. A survey of technical divers was run via Facebook and Email for a few days before the committee meeting to help answer WorkSafe’s questions.

A total of 89 responses were received: 86 were received in time for the meeting and another three shortly after. 40 of the 89 respondents (44.9%) have cylinders without LAB and SP numbers.

Do you use gas mixtures with more than 40% oxygen?

YesNo19.1%80.9%

Do you use gas mixtures with less than 21% oxygen?

YesNo47.2%52.8%

Do you use gas mixtures containing helium?

YesNo40.4%59.6%

Do you have scuba cylinders without LAB or SP numbers (i.e. that you can't get tested)?

YesNo55.1%44.9%

Have you had difficulty getting access to the cylinders you want due to NZ regulatory / Worksafe requirements (directly or indirectly)?

YesNoNot sure7.9%19.1%73%