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Fathom Five 2005 Scuba Diver Safety Awareness Program (SDSAP) Karen Lassen, Parks Canada Glen Dunham, Parks Canada Dr. George Harpur, Tobermory Hyperbaric.

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1 Fathom Five 2005 Scuba Diver Safety Awareness Program (SDSAP) Karen Lassen, Parks Canada Glen Dunham, Parks Canada Dr. George Harpur, Tobermory Hyperbaric Centre Raimund Krob, Ontario Underwater Council

2 2 The goals of this presentation are to: a)show you why Fathom Five needs a Scuba Diver Safety Awareness Program (SDSAP) b)familiarize you with the stakeholders that contributed to the development of the Fathom Five SDSAP c)show you the major components of the Fathom Five SDSAP and the estimated costs d)inform you of the approach employed e)invite you to submit any final improvements / suggestions f)ask for your approval to proceed and advise you of the next steps

3 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 annual Scuba Diver Fatality Rate-per-2,000 registrations has started an unacceptable upward trend. The goal of the SDSAP is to reverse this trend.

4 4 Fathom Five SDSAP Stakeholders* Parks Canada (Fathom Five) staff Dr. George Harpur, Tobermory Hyperbaric Centre Tobermory Dive Retailers / Charter Operators Ontario Underwater Council –Board Members –Retail Members –Instructor Members –Dive Master Members –Club Executive Members –Scuba Diving OUC Members & non-OUC Members *Stakeholders are all the groups/people that contributed to and/or will benefit from Fathom Fives 2005 Scuba Diver Safety Awareness Program (SDSAP)

5 5 The 6 building blocks of Fathom Fives SDSAP 1.A completely-revised Scuba Diver Registration form 2.A completely-revised Fathom Five Diving Guide brochure 3.A brand-new Fathom Five Scuba Diver Safety Recommendations & Regulations poster 4.A brand-new new Fathom Five Scuba Diver Fatality Charts document 5.A brand-new Fathom Five Scuba Diver Self- Evaluation Checklist 6.A brand-new Fathom Five Scuba Diving Sites Location document All SDSAP deliverables feature a common look & feel, employ consistent language & terminology, and reinforce (or build) on one-another.

6 6 Estimated Incremental Costs of the SDSAPs 6 building blocks 1.$200 (assume 5,000 b&w 4¢ per copy) 2.$0 (assume brochure is being reprinted anyways) 3.$230 (assume $30 for 1 colour 3-foot by 4-foot poster plus $200 for 5,000 b&w 4¢ per copy) 4.$0 (assume 1 x 8.5 x 11 colour print) 5.$200 (assume 5,000 b&w 4¢ per copy) 6.$200 (assume 5,000 b&w 4 ¢ per copy) Total: $830 These costs are estimates based on the identified assumptions only. Therefore if any of the underlying assumptions change, then so will the costs.

7 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 divers were given little more than a numbered plastic tag.

8 8 SDSAP deliverable #1: New Scuba Diver Registration form (below) The new (legal-sized) Diver Registration form gives valuable information to scuba divers on how to safely enjoy their visit to Fathom Five. The information it asks from divers has been made current with the times, and yes, scuba divers are still given that same numbered plastic tag! Please mouse-over the icon to view.

9 9 SDSAP deliverable #2: Completely-revised Diving Guide brochure More than 100 updates, featuring: –Updated Safety recommendations –New Emergency Contact numbers –Caution symbols for selected sites – Dozens of updates on Dive sites A soft copy of the completely-revised Fathom Five Diving Guide brochure is currently not available. Please see Fathom Five staff for a hard copy.

10 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 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 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 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 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 on All available scuba statistics for Fathom Five, Ontario, and North America were reviewed. The team then brainstormed & documented the many ideas Brainstormed ideas were filtered into 2 categories: –immediately actionable ideas (these had to be inexpensive, easy, & fast), and –for future consideration ideas The 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 on Archived for future consideration ideas for later

15 15 Any improvements or suggestions (immediately-actionable or otherwise)?

16 16 Next steps… Secure your approval to proceed –If you do not approve, please advise why not –Also please advise what you would approve Print everything that needs to be printed Post everything that needs to be posted Inform / Train Diver Registration Office Management & Staff Monitor roll-out closely & feed back to Parks Canada & OUC.

17 17 Back-up Slide/s 1.Reducing fatalities by applying safety awareness to Standard Accident Pyramid theoretical model. 2.TBD 3.TBD

18 18 The Standard Accident Pyramid Theoretical Model 1000* Unsafe Acts 100* Minor Injuries 10* Major Injuries 1* Fatality 1.Every 1000* unsafe acts will drive 100* minor injuries 2.Every 100* minor injuries will drive 10* major injuries 3.Every 10* major injuries will drive 1* fatality. 4.To reduce fatalities at the top of the pyramid, reduce the numbers of unsafe acts at the bottom of the pyramid! 5.To reduce unsafe acts at the bottom of the pyramid, increase safety awareness! 6.To increase safety awareness, implement a safety awareness program! *Note: numbers shown are not representative of Scuba Diving and are shown for illustrative (theoretical) purposes only.


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