The States of Guernsey’s Committee for Health & Social Care was looking to purchase a containerised hyperbaric chamber to support commercial diving operations which were to take place in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The chamber would be used by inshore/inland commercial divers, scallop, leisure and other divers. The system had to be compliant with the requirements of the UK’s Health and Safety Executives (HSE) Commercial Diving Projects, Inland / Inshore Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L104 and International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidance D023 Rev.1 and within EN 14931 (Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy).
The States of Guernsey’s Committee for Health & Social Care (HSC) provides integrated health and social care to the people of Guernsey and Alderney, being the largest single employer in the islands with approximately 2,000 staff across the whole organisation. The chamber would be located at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital, the only hospital on the island.