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Dive RAID International has always been known for quality instruction and its focus on enhancing safety for students and professional members. At some point, it was obvious and inevitable that RAID would find a way for its members and students to benefit from the pioneering work of Gareth Lock and his Human Diver, Counter-Errorism in Diving initiative.

RAID, in collaboration with The Human Diver, is making the Essentials of Human Factors in Diving course available to their global community. This baseline course from The Human Diver is designed to improve general communications and improve teamwork among divers in many ways.

The course objectives include helping divers make better decisions when planning and executing dives of all kinds and at all levels, from beginner to experienced technical divers and instructors. It also has solid tips on how to make better and more informed analysis of your decisions and those of others.

Human Factors
Overview of Human Factors in Diving

The course shows how good teamwork, combined with good leadership and followership within the team, leads to good communications and improved situational awareness, and how all of these factors contribute to far better decision making.

The course also examines how stress and fatigue can influence all of these factors as well as providing useful insights into the benefits of structured briefings and debriefings to help learning and improvement of diver performance.

This HF Essentials programme is strongly recommended as a risk management foundation for all RAID divers and professionals.

Following the announcement, Lock, said: “I am very pleased to announce this collaboration between The Human Diver and Dive RAID International regarding Human Factors in Diving courses. Change so far has been bottom up, with those who recognise the value of HF in Diving spreading the word. This formal endorsement starts the journey of a top-down influence of change.

“Thank you to RAID management for making this happen.”

Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. 30-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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