The Helmet and BandMask Course is designed to teach commercial divers, tenders, and technicians how to perform routine maintenance, inspections, and repair of Kirby Morgan Helmets and BandMasks and instructs personnel in the KMDSI/Dive Lab recommended configuration and use of KMDSI Helmets and BandMasks.
Class start time is 8:00 AM
Dive Lab’s three (3) day Technician Training covers the following procedures and guidelines:
Use of Kirby Morgan Operational Check Lists A2.1 thru A2.6
Helmet and Band Mask Overhaul Procedures
How to properly log Maintenance and Repairs
Cleaning and Sanitizing
Face Port Insert Inspection and Testing
Monthly Helmet Inspection Procedure
Daily pre/post dive procedures
Supervisor pre-dive inspections
Supervisor in water checks
EGS interface procedures and configurations
Calculation of proper supply pressure and volume requirements
How to teach the KMDSI Helmet/Band Mask Operator/User Course
Do not bring your dive helmet to class. The Technician course taught at Dive Lab in NOT designed for personal helmet overhauls. The course covers all of Kirby Morgan’s product line, and there is not enough time to overhaul/repair everyone’s helmet during the class.
This course instructs personnel how to correctly overhaul the demand regulator side block and all associated Helmet and Band Mask components. It also teaches what repairs should only be performed by dealers or those with specialized training. The course was set up to enable large and small diving companies, as well as freelance divers the proper ways to inspect, maintain, overhaul and perform most repairs using the manufacturers recommended procedures and guidelines. This course does not teach face port insert replacement or fiberglass and gel coat repair, however, it does teach identification of insert and fiberglass damage and how and where to have repairs done. Upon completion, each student will receive a Dive Lab Technician Certification valid for three years for the individuals own equipment and/or the company or affiliate company equipment for which the individual works, as well as equipment belonging to other diving employees of the company as dictated by company policy. Once the training has been completed, the Technician is authorized and encouraged to teach the KMDSI Operator/User Course using the curriculum and guidelines set-up by KMDSI and Dive Lab, Inc. The main purpose for this is to expand the knowledge and training within the commercial diving industry using trained persons, thus raising the level of awareness pertaining to the proper use and maintenance of KMDSI Helmets, Band Masks and associated equipment.