Drass sponsored the DMAC (Diving Medical Advisory Committee) event that was held in Pisa on Thursday 24 May 2017 at Area Delle Ricerca CNR. Presenting an address entitled “The Benefits of PLC Controls in Diving and Medical Hyperbaric Systems”, Drass introduced its PLC application for several types of systems (medical, commercial diving and recreational diving), and showcased its latest products. A guided tour of Pisa was also organized by Drass for all attendees – an opportunity to enjoy the sights and history of one of Italy’s most famous cities.
A little more about DMAC:
DMAC is an independent committee, formed in 1974 to provide advice about medical and certain safety aspects of commercial diving. In 2004 the committee initiated a scheme for approval of courses in diving medicine, details of which, including a list of recognized courses, are also available published on the DMAC website.
The committee comprises of doctors involved in the practice of diving medicine in Northern Europe (currently France, The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom), representatives of relevant health authorities (the UK Health & Safety Executive and Norwegian Directorate of Public Health), medical representatives from relevant navies (Italy, UK & The Netherlands) and a diving safety officer nominated by IMCA (the International Marine Contractors Association). Members of the committee receive no payment for their time or contributions to committee proceedings – the work of the committee is entirely voluntary.
The committee’s work is reflected in its series of guidance notes concerning various aspects of diving and diving medical practice, each of which is available for free of charge downloading from the DMAC website.
The notes are also distributed to a large number of offshore diving contractors as they are issued.