Checklists: If surgical teams don't comply, what hope do divers have?

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CuzzA

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No, the original post clearly attempted to encompass both printed and verbal checklists:
I missed the verbal part. Seems like a bad idea whether OC or CC. CC or mixed gas tech diving for obvious reasons and OC rec? I could see the faces of my buddies looking at me as I call out "Fins? Check! Mask? Check! Wetsuit? Check! BCD? Check! Tank? Check! Computer? Check! Gas on? Check! Reg breaths? Check!" "Okay, now your turn?" o_O
 

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I could see the faces of my buddies looking at me as I call out "Fins? Check! Mask? Check! Wetsuit? Check! BCD? Check! Tank? Check! Computer? Check! Gas on? Check! Reg breaths? Check!" "Okay, now your turn?" o_O
Hyperbole. Apparently not just a river in Africa.
 

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@rjack321 - I have never used a commercially available recreational rebreather.

I expected that the manufacturers provided an assembly checklist. I am more than a bit surprised that a pre dive checklist or procedure isn’t included in the unit specific training provide by the agencies. I would not have imagined that a pre dive procedure (in whatever form) didn’t exist and was included in training for whatever rebreather you are being trained on.
 

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A little bit off track, but still relevant to the discussion.

Nothing that I have on my pre-dive checklist but it is still important to double check. It is done during the build but then the unit is transported.

Every time my unit is moved, and prior to donning it, I will re-verify a negative on the loop. It is too easy for the integrity to be degraded via transport. If boat diving, I will pull a negative when I sit it on the boat bench. If cave diving, I will pull a negative when I stand it up on my tailgate.
 

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I expected that the manufacturers provided an assembly checklist. I am more than a bit surprised that a pre dive checklist or procedure isn’t included in the unit specific training provide by the agencies. I would not have imagined that a pre dive procedure (in whatever form) didn’t exist and was included in training for whatever rebreather you are being trained on.

There is nothing like the video Simon posted nor like Mike's stickers. Not in any class I participated in and not in any I have observed.

Every fully closed unit has O2 (semi closed do not) and making sure the O2 is on is not unit specific at all. Likewise making sure the wing is connected, the drysuit connected, and BO regs are functional, none of these things are unit specific. While the consequences of a disconnected wing on CCR are potentially much more severe than on open circuit, this is likely why these kinds of checks are absent from CCR courses, its not part of the unit per se. By the same token why Mike's stickers (for instance) work on my Kiss and my Meg even though he dives a JJ.
 
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