What Does The Operator/User Course Involve?
The Operator/User Course was developed to teach commercial diving personnel standardized pre and post dive inspection, set-up and operation procedures for the KMDSI Helmets and Band Masks. The Operator/User course is considered the minimum training for users of KMDSI helmets and masks can be taught by any current KMDSI Helmet and Band Mask Technician. This course “Is Not A Maintenance & Repair Technician Course”.
The Operator/User Course instructs commercial divers, tenders and supervisors how to perform standardized, routine, daily pre-dive/post-dive procedures, as well as corrective adjustments. It teaches how to identify equipment deficiencies which could hamper helmet or band mask performance and/or pose a potential hazard. The course teaches the KMDSI monthly and daily helmet and band mask pre/post dive maintenance, set-up, adjustment and inspection procedures for Kirby Morgan helmets, band masks and associated equipment.
Depending on the experience level and or the number of persons being instructed, the course generally requires about 5-8 hours of instruction. Upon completion, each student will receive a four year certification. The course does not qualify or certify the individual to perform repairs, overhauls, or do face port insert testing. The Operator/User is considered the minimum level of technical training for anyone using the helmet or performing duties as a tender/supervisor when KMDSI helmets and masks are being used.