2-17. Turnaround Procedures. Table 2-6 provides steps to ensure safe and timely performance of turnaround
procedures between dives.
Table 2-6. Doffing Procedures.
This procedure assumes that the next diver has only to don the helmet to
a. Tend the diver carefully as he comes up and over andseat him on the
b. Release the umbilical spinnaker type shackle and both helmet locking
c. Remove the helmet and place it face down on a rubber mat.
d. Determine the diver's condition and report to the dive supervisor.
e. Determine if there has been any malfunction or damage incurred
during the dive. Adjust, repair, and replace components as necessary.
f. Move the diver off the dive station to allow the next diver and tenders
access to the bench andhelmet.
a. Cleaning the helmet interior with an approved cleaning agent to guard
against contamination from diver to diver, with special attention to the
Area surrounding the microphone
Air diffuser and ear clearing pad
Front helmet base interior
a. Check the breech ring preformed packing for dirt or grit. Clean and
lubricate as needed.
b. Check the locking pins for dirt or grit. Check for proper, free operation.
Clean and lubricate as needed.
c. Check the adjustable exhaust valve and air supply valve for smooth
operation through full range. Check the chin button for proper, free
d. Inspect the viewports for damage. Dry and apply defogger as