The new UK standard on scuba cylinder testing (BS EN ISO 18119:2018) has been published, and the British Sub-Aqua Club has been influential in taking a stand against proposals to bring in annual cylinder inspections.

While discussions were taking place prior to publication, there was potential for annual inspections to be introduced.

Acting on behalf of divers, BSAC campaigned that with no evidence of increased safety, and the risk of cost increases to recreational divers, the move was unnecessary. BSAC was successful, and the new UK standard requires the following:

  • Five years between cylinder visual inspections
  • Five years between full inspections

The new standard is only in regards to recreational diving activities, and not military, commercial, or other professional diving activities.

Get More Articles Like This!

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and get more interesting stuff like this direct to your email inbox every Friday.

Thanks for subscribing - check your inbox for more info

Ooops - something went wrong

1 COMMENT

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.