You may have read in the diving press about a proposed change in the standards for the periodic testing of gas cylinders from visual testing every 2.5 years and hydraulic testing every 5 years, to visual testing every year and hydraulic testing every 5 years.
This has worrying implications for ScotSAC branches and for individuals. On the cost alone - a considerable rise.
However, the proposed standard BS. EN 18119 failed at the first vote with the UK and several other countries expressing disapproval. The standard will therefore be subject to review. The standard will not be open again to the public consultation which took place last year, but we are delighted to report that ScotSAC now has representation on the appropriate British Standards Committee.