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KBA Europe launch new ‘Failure Mode & Effect Analysis’ training course



KB Associates Europe (KBAE) is pleased to announce a new training course – Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA) to be held in the Aberdeen office after successful trail launch of the course in November 2013. This course will also be available in Singapore and Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA with the latest upcoming schedule being on the 18th – 19th February 2014.

This intensive two day course will introduce industry personnel to the principles of the Failure Mode and Effect Analysis processes which includes a comprehensive review and discussion of what is meant by FMEA and FMECA, the essential components, suggested level of detail, scope, complexity and options for the depth of analysis. The course will further delve into areas of analysis, with the risk assessment and residual risk being ranked against set criteria.

There will be an outline of the current diving industry stance from Class, OGP and IMCA as well as their similarities and differences. There is a great emphasis on the use of the process along with other diving system assurance tools, however it is to take note that the formula for a successful diving system FMEA is the same for other equipment such as ROV, Ships, Cranes etc. Making the document readable, live and above all useful is the aim of the process and consequently the aim of this course.

Personnel that would benefit from the course include but is not limited to procurement of goods and services, technical practitioners, engineers and supervisors. The syllabus covers a technical field but is focused on the process rather than individual ability to perform special tasks and therefore can be widely understood.

KBA Europe FMEA 25-26 Nov 2013

“I have been invited to a few workshops/seminars previously to give a speech on the topic FMEA/FMECA. We hear the industries’ needs of the usability of risk management documentation and the need to provide a safe working platform with competent personnel. With such demand, we decided to formulate a training programme that will enable the personnel to consider their role in the team/organisational structure and move toward the ideal FMEA report.” – Mr. Brendan Kearns, Technical Director.

For further information in regards to training courses or in-company packages, please contact KBA Europe by calling +44 (0)1224 872741 or visit their website at


Roots Red Sea is the Travelers’ Choice



There is a remote spot on the coast of the Egyptian Eastern Desert that has been steadily developing an enviable reputation amongst the worlds diving community. It’s absolutely no surprise then that Roots Red Sea has just received TripAdvisors top award, Travelers Choice, the 10th year running it has been recognised with awards from TripAdvisor!

With a passing glance, many divers have dismissed a visit to this gem, its rustic appearance and remote location seemingly enough to deter further consideration. However, those that take a closer look have been rewarded with simply a totally unique experience with awesome diving, an unbelievable welcome and life long memories.

Winning an award once could be luck, every year for 10 years, there has to be a reason. Why not go to find out what it is?

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The BiG Scuba Podcast… with Nays Baghai



Gemma and Ian chat to Nays Baghai. Inspired by The Blue Planet as a child, Nays’ work as an underwater cinematographer and photographer has been showcased by numerous premier brands, including Rolex and Sony Alpha.  Nays was featured amongst the Top 30 finalists of the Australasian Top Emerging Photographers competition in the Portfolio and Animal categories. He is a PADI-certified Freediving Instructor and Master Scuba Diver, and can dive to 40m both with and without tanks.

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Find more podcast episodes and information at the new  website and on most social platforms @thebigscuba 

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