Collection of incident information is central to understanding trends in diving safety. Many individuals and groups, including the MCA, RNLI, BHA and other diving organisations feed into our system but the vast majority of reports come from individuals.
The Incident Report Form is the basis for this information gathering and is available as a pdf form which you can download and complete.
The current form allows you to fill in the various fields using Adobe Acrobat Reader and to save a copy on your own computer as well as forwarding a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org at BSAC HQ.
The pdf form allows for simple and effective recording of data and allows us to import the data direct into a database for subsequent analysis and compilation of the report itself.
Whilst we hope that this electronic form will increase the level of reporting we are not concerned that such an increase will be interpreted as diving becoming more dangerous but it will help us identify trends more accurately.
Please also report 'near misses' as well as unresolved incidents as we can learn from such incidents as well.
Please Note: Reports submitted are treated in the strictest confidence and no personal identifying details are included in the published Annual Report. The report aims to identify the factors leading to and the progression of the incident and so locations, vessel identification and the names of individuals or groups are not recorded.