579. The diving contractor.

579.     The diving contractor.

No person at work may dive in a diving project1 and no employer may employ any person in such a project unless there is one person and one person only who is the diving contractor for that project2. The diving contractor is the person who:


    (1)     is the employer of the diver or divers engaged in the diving project; or


    (2)     dives in the diving project as a self-employed3 diver4.

Where there is more than one person falling within heads (1) and (2) above, those persons must jointly appoint in writing, before the commencement