Safety Assessments: Dive Professionals

DAN’s Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) program is designed to help owners, operators, staff and dive professionals identify hazards before they lead to injuries or losses. Focusing on realistic and pragmatic assessments of risks that could lead to serious outcomes, the program provides self-assessment tools and resources to increase awareness of essential safety issues and how to address them.

What HIRA Can Do For You

  • Reduce injuries to your customers and employees
  • Minimize the severity of incidents and their impact on your business
  • Reduce the long-term costs of injury and liability
  • Improve staff training and retention
  • Establish and maintain a culture of safety within your business and community

About HIRA

HIRA Level 1 is an online self-assessment tool for dive professionals and dive operators that highlights the basic requirements for operating your business safely. To achieve Level 1, you and your staff are required to have the fundamental training and equipment to manage injuries as well as EAPs and procedures to address emergencies.

HIRA Level II builds on Level 1 and requires additional training for you and your staff, the implementation of a wider range of SOPs and emergency plans, and the practice of emergency simulations and drills.

HIRA I and HIRA II assessments are available online for DAN Professional and DAN Business Members only. Learn more about the benefits of a DAN Professional Membership or DAN Business Membership.

The HIRA Guide 2nd Edition 2019, (HIRA Level III) is a free download to anyone interested in ensuring the highest level of safety. In addition, DAN offers a real-time advisory service to all participants, which may include onsite assessments.

For more information, download the HIRA brochure.