Decompressing Recompression Chamber Attendants: Oxygen vs Air Breathing

Research Paper Title Decompressing recompression chamber attendants during Australian submarine rescue operations. Background Inside chamber attendants rescuing survivors from a pressurised, distressed submarine may themselves accumulate a decompression obligation which may exceed the limits of Defense and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine tables presently used by the Royal Australian Navy. This study assessed the probability… Read More

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Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Values

Honour: Honour is the fundamental value on which the Navy’s and each person’s reputation depends. To demonstrate honour demands honesty, courage, integrity and loyalty and to consistently behave in a way that is becoming and worthwhile. Honesty: Honesty is always being truthful, knowing and doing what is right for the Navy and ourselves. Courage: Courage… Read More

Utilising Subjective Methodologies in the Development of Scientifically Defensible Physical Employment Standards

Research Paper Title The application of subjective job task analysis techniques in physically demanding occupations: evidence for the presence of self-serving bias. Background The aim of this study was to determine if perceptions of physically demanding job tasks are biased by employee demographics and employment profile characteristics including: Age; Sex; Experience; Length of tenure; Rank;… Read More

Combat Survivability Tasks Associated with Naval Vessel Damage

Research Paper Title The identification of combat survivability tasks associated with naval vessel damage in maritime environments. Abstract Effective Navy personnel have the physical ability to perform combat survivability tasks commensurate with their unique physical requirements due to the distinctive characteristics of naval platforms. The aim of this investigation was to identify the physically demanding… Read More

Royal Australian Navy Values & Standards

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Values Honour: Honour is the fundamental value on which the Navy’s and each person’s reputation depends. To demonstrate honour demands honesty, courage, integrity and loyalty and to consistently behave in a way that is becoming and worthwhile. Honesty: Honesty is always being truthful, knowing and doing what is right for the… Read More

Australia: Making the Move

Morning Everyone, We (the missus and I) decided a few years ago to make a move to Australia (that place that is slightly less sunny than our native Scotland!). Well, we have finally made a concrete move in that direction by the missus applying for and being accepted for a GP position; with a provisional… Read More

New Page Uploaded: RAN Clearance Divers

I have just uploaded a new webpage ‘Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Teams‘ under the main page ‘Australian Elite and Special Forces‘ What does the new page tell us? What is clearance diving. A brief history. The role of clearance divers. Women and clearance divers. Outline and organisation of the clearance diving branch. Entry standards… Read More