Diving is a high hazard activity and the dangers to health can be immediate and extremely dangerous with the fatal accident rate for the offshore and inland/inshore sectors typically in the region of 20–40 per 100,000.

Inland and inshore diving at work can cover diving and any associated manual tasks as part of maritime or freshwater civil engineering and construction works and/or maintenance. This topic covers the health and safety aspects relating to inland and inshore diving and shows how the risks from diving at work can be significantly reduced by adhering to regulations and following good practice.

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