Marine Contractors:  New Edition  of MA1 Available

The HSE has updated its guidelines concerning medical examination and assessment for commercial divers by its Approved Medical Examiners of Divers (AMEDs).  The new edition of MA1 follows a review of obesity, mental health, respiratory fitness, cardiovascular and neurological fitness, ENT, diabetes and exercise testing.  A copy of the new document can be downloaded from the HSE’s website at

As well as AMEDs the document may be of interest to commercial divers and commercial diving contractors.

IRCM are an independent Marine Trades Insurance Specialist who advise on and source insurance solutions for all marine-based businesses, including marine contractors.  We have access to a range of specialist insurers which enables us to source the best insurance option for marine contractors based on scope of cover, security and premium.

As part of our service we offer free updates on relevant Marine Trades legislation and risk management updates, some of which are published on this site and others that are available in hard-copy mailings or through an electronic newsletter. 

If you would like to be kept up to date with changes that can affect you and your marine business simply email