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Incident Report 2020-05-01T16:26:00+00:00

Another roller buckle failure

Incident Date


Incident Description

The diver was on his way back to base when the belt of hisBritish Sidemount harness became undone in constricted conditions. He re-threaded the buckle only to find that hed done it up around the line. The buckle was undone and refastened correctly.

Lessons Learned

Prevent such buckles becoming undone underwater by looping excess webbing back through the buckle or fitting a quick release buckle (as used on weight belts) on the tail leading from the buckle. This can also serve as a weight retainer. It is also important to be able to undo and redo ones harness underwater as the diver has on more than one occasion needed to perform this action.
Line Management Minor
Gas Management Unknown
Equipment Management Major
Equipment Failure Unknown
Training Unknown
Medical Unknown
Planning Unknown
Procedural Error Major
Cave Environment Unknown
Weather Unknown
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