Presentation on theme: "Fathom Five 2005 Scuba Diver Safety Awareness Program (SDSAP)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Fathom Five 2005 Scuba Diver Safety Awareness Program (SDSAP) Karen Lassen, Parks CanadaGlen Dunham, Parks CanadaDr. George Harpur, Tobermory Hyperbaric CentreRaimund Krob, Ontario Underwater Council
2 The goals of this presentation are to: show you why Fathom Five needs a Scuba Diver Safety Awareness Program (SDSAP)familiarize you with the stakeholders that contributed to the development of the Fathom Five SDSAPshow you the major components of the Fathom Five SDSAP and the estimated costsinform you of the approach employedinvite you to submit any final improvements / suggestionsask for your approval to proceed and advise you of the next steps
3 Why Fathom Five needs a Scuba Diver Safety Awareness Program After a 7-year track record of no fatalities between 1989 and 1995, the annualScuba Diver Fatality Rate-per-2,000 registrations has started anunacceptable upward trend. The goal of the SDSAP is to reverse this trend.
4 Fathom Five SDSAP Stakeholders* Parks Canada (Fathom Five) staffDr. George Harpur, Tobermory Hyperbaric CentreTobermory Dive Retailers / Charter OperatorsOntario Underwater CouncilBoard MembersRetail MembersInstructor MembersDive Master MembersClub Executive MembersScuba Diving OUC Members & non-OUC Members*Stakeholders are all the groups/people that contributed to and/orwill benefit from Fathom Five’s 2005 Scuba Diver Safety Awareness Program (SDSAP)
5 The 6 “building blocks” of Fathom Five’s SDSAP A completely-revised Scuba Diver Registration formA completely-revised Fathom Five “Diving Guide” brochureA brand-new Fathom Five “Scuba Diver Safety Recommendations & Regulations” posterA brand-new new Fathom Five “Scuba Diver Fatality Charts” documentA brand-new Fathom Five “Scuba Diver Self-Evaluation Checklist”A brand-new Fathom Five “Scuba Diving Sites Location” documentAll SDSAP deliverables feature a common “look & feel”, employconsistent language & terminology, and reinforce (or build) on one-another.
6 Estimated Incremental Costs of the SDSAP’s 6 building blocks $200 (assume 5,000 b&w 4¢ per copy)$0 (assume brochure is being reprinted anyways)$230 (assume $30 for 1 colour 3-foot by 4-foot poster plus $200 for 5,000 b&w 4¢ per copy)$0 (assume 1 x 8.5” x 11” colour print)$200 (assume 5,000 b&w 4 ¢ per copy)Total: $830These costs are estimates based on the identified assumptions only. Therefore if any of the underlying assumptions change, then so will the costs.
7 SDSAP deliverable #1: Revise old Diver Registration form (below) The old registration card took scuba divers’ names, took their addresses,took their information, and took their money. In exchange, scuba diverswere given little more than a numbered plastic tag.
8 SDSAP deliverable #1: New Scuba Diver Registration form (below) The new (legal-sized) Diver Registration form gives valuable information toscuba divers on how to safely enjoy their visit to Fathom Five. The informationit asks from divers has been made current with the times, and yes, scubadivers are still given that same numbered plastic tag!Please mouse-over the icon to view.
9 SDSAP deliverable #2: Completely-revised “Diving Guide” brochure More than 100 updates, featuring:Updated Safety recommendationsNew “Emergency Contact” numbers“Caution” symbols for selected sitesDozens of updates on Dive sitesA soft copy of the completely-revised Fathom Five Diving Guide brochureis currently not available. Please see Fathom Five staff for a hard copy.
10 SDSAP deliverable #3: Brand-new Safety Recommendations & Regulations poster The proposal is to post this prominently on a wall in the Diver Registration Office, in a 3-foot wide and 4-foot tall format and/or to hand-out in 8.5” x 11” format to registering divers. Please mouse-over to view.
11 SDSAP deliverable #4: Scuba Diver Fatality Charts The proposal is to post this immediately underneath the Safety Recommendations and Regulations poster in an 8.5” x 11” format.Please mouse-over to view.
12 SDSAP deliverable #5: Scuba Diver Self-Evaluation Checklist The proposal is to either post this in 8.5” x 11” format in the Diver Registration office, or to make it available to be handed out to Registering Divers. Mouse-over to view.
13 SDSAP deliverable #6: Fathom Five Scuba Sites The proposal is to either post this in 8.5” x 11” format in the Diver Registration office, or make it available to be handed out to Registering Divers as an add-on to the Diver Guide brochure. This will be a VERY popular document. Please Mouse-over to view.
14 The approach that was employed: Meeting called with Parks Canada Fathom Five Staff Karen Lassen & Glen Dunham, Dr. George Harpur, and OUC Director of Sport Safety Raimund Krob onAll available scuba statistics for Fathom Five, Ontario, and North America were reviewed.The team then brainstormed & documented the many ideasBrainstormed ideas were filtered into 2 categories:“immediately actionable” ideas (these had to be inexpensive, easy, & fast), and“for future consideration” ideasThe team then executed an attack plan on the “immediately actionable” ideas, through an iterative, intensive, rapid-fire authoring-and-peer-review process until completion 8 days later ( ).A final walk-through was conducted onArchived “for future consideration” ideas for later
15 Any improvements or suggestions (immediately-actionable or otherwise)?
16 Next steps… Secure your approval to proceed If you do not approve, please advise why notAlso please advise what you would approvePrint everything that needs to be printedPost everything that needs to be postedInform / Train Diver Registration Office Management & StaffMonitor roll-out closely & feed back to Parks Canada & OUC.
17 Back-up Slide/sReducing fatalities by applying safety awareness to “Standard Accident Pyramid” theoretical model.TBD
18 The “Standard Accident Pyramid” Theoretical Model 1000*Unsafe Acts100*Minor Injuries10*Major Injuries1*Fatality*Note: numbers shown are not representative of Scuba Diving and are shown for illustrative (theoretical) purposes only.Every 1000* unsafe acts will drive 100* minor injuriesEvery 100* minor injuries will drive 10* major injuriesEvery 10* major injuries will drive 1* fatality.To reduce fatalities at the top of the pyramid, reduce the numbers of unsafe acts at the bottom of the pyramid!To reduce unsafe acts at the bottom of the pyramid, increase safety awareness!To increase safety awareness, implement a safety awareness program!