12th March 2015

IMCA PLC Workshop in Amsterdam

On 11.03.2015 Safewell presented at the IMCA diving safety workshop in Amsterdam. The objective of the event was to educate and generate awareness regarding the use and life cycle safety management of programmable logic controllers (PLC's) in modern diving vessels. The event was very well attended by a number of operators including Shell UK, the leading sub sea companies, dive system manufacturers, certifying authorities and UK HSE. The Safewell presentation focussed on the need to manage these systems at every stage in their life cycle in accordance with IEC61508. Since 2008 Safewell has been working with Shell and other operators in the oil and gas sector (OGP) to develop an assurance process called DSAP. The Safewell presentation was well received and follow up actions are currently being discussed by the industry.