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In accordance with advice provided by all recognised Diver Training Governing Bodies, The only First Aid for divers who are being evacuated to a hyperbaric chamber following a diving related incident is the administration of Oxygen.
Historically, Oxygen Therapy/Administration Equipment Packages available for Sports Divers has comprised of 1 x Steel ‘D’ Cylinder with Oxygen Pin (Female) pillar valve and 1 x 1st Stage Demand Valve (DV) Oxygen Pin (Male) International ‘A’ Clamp. The second stage (DV Mouthpiece) was/is permanently affixed to the 1st Stage hose when assembled for use. The 1st stage also had/has a ‘fir tree’ hose fitting for a constant flow mask.
The ‘D’ Cylinder attracts a significant servicing obligation in order to satisfy the requirements BS EN 1968:2002 for Steel Gas Containers and the 1st/2nd Stage unit attract a similar servicing obligation in accordance with the various manufacturer’s recommendations.
In recent times, BOC have introduced their range of Lightweight Medical Gas Cylinders including an alternative to the Steel ‘D’ in the form of the ‘CD’ cylinder. I have it on good authority that the lightweight medical gas cylinder is here to stay.
The ‘CDs’ are not available to buy, they must to be leased from and filled by BOC (call for information), all of the lightweights offer the following; they have built in first stage with contents gauge, main on/off switch and separate flow adjustment dial. They all have a connection second stage demand valve and a second (fir tree) for constant flow mask.
Clearly, the lease holder no longer has a servicing obligation for the First Stage nor do they have to seek a supplier to refill their cylinder as BOC replace (cost involved) expended units upon request.
Finding a compatible second stage Demand Valve Units was challenging as the attachment to 1st Stage is by ‘SCHRADER’ valve. However, not only are they now available but they are serviceable by the owner with a minimum of on line instruction.
My SCUBA club has been using one for the last year and I have had several requests for supply of these items.
Now available to order through DjB Training & Development Ltd
Ultraflow Oxygen Demand Valve with compatible with BOC CD/CZ Oxygen Cylinders.
£350.00 + VAT and (UK) Carriage.
Available to order
Oxygen Demand Valve Kit – 3m Hose – BS5682 with consumables pack
Part number: 831-4010
|Inspiratory Resistance||<1.5 kPa (0.22 psi) at 200 l/min and <0.25 kPa (0.036 psi) at 10 l/min|
|Input Pressure Range||310 – 600 kPa|
|Supply Flow Capacity||>120 l/min|
|Demand Valve Peak Flow||>200 l/min|
|Environmental limits||Transport and Storage Temperature: -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F) Operating Temperature: +5°C to +40°C (+41°F to +104°F) Humidity: 0-100% RH non-condensing|
|Service Interval||4 years|
|Applied Standards||BS EN ISO 5356-1:2004 – Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment. Conical connectors. Cones and sockets EN ISO 5359 :2008 Low-pressure hose assemblies for use with medical gases (partially replaced by BS EN 15908:2010 Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment. Non-interchangeable screw-threaded (NIST) low-pressure connectors for medical gases) EN ISO 15001:2010 – Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment- Compatability with oxygen BS4272-2- Anaesthetic and analgesic machines. Specification for intermittent (demand) flow analgesic machines for use with 50/50% (V/V) nitrous oxide and oxygen EN 14971- Medical devices- Application of risk management BS EN 980- Graphical symbols for use in the labeling of medical devices EN 1041- Information supplied by the manufacturer with medical devices Exhalation Valves supplied separately. 4 year warranty|
|Regulatory||FDA: Class II, CE: Medical device directive 93/42/EEC- Active Medical Device- Class IIa|
First aid at work The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 (ACoP)
Certificate validity, requalification and refresher training. Regulation 3 para74.
All first-aid training certificates, whether FAW, EFAW or some other appropriate training, are valid for three years. Employers need to arrange retraining before certificates expire. The FAW requalification course lasts two days and should cover the same content as the initial FAW course (Appendix 5). If the first-aider does not retrain or requalify before the expiry date on their current certificate they are no longer considered competent to act as a first-aider in the workplace. They can requalify at any time after the expiry date by undertaking the two-day requalification course. However, it may be prudent to complete the three-day FAW course, especially where a considerable period – i.e. in excess of one month – has elapsed since the FAW certificate expired. It is for the employer to decide the most appropriate training course to requalify the first-aider. An EFAW requalification course should be of the same duration and content (Appendix 6) as the initial EFAW course.
The above ACoP guidance is pretty clear to me. During my 10 years in the business of delivering FAW firstly as an HSE approved centre and later as a deliverer of an Ofqual Awarding body regulated product, I have always understood that the time of grace following expiry of the certificate was/is to be limited to 28 days.
Why is it then that today a client declared advice from St Johns Ambulance and British Red Cross that it is ok to renew an expired certificate several months (in this case 6), after expiry? My Awarding Body did not have an answer! Does anyone else have an answer? Or is this a case for the VAS being brought under the control of an ‘independent’ Awarding/regulating body?