Inspectorate for Diving  Equipment Servicing & Testing

Accredited ISO/IEC 17024:2012


Latest News:

15/12/21Measures announced to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission

On 8 December, the UK government announced Plan B measures for England in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.

The most recent GOV.UK guidance has information on the latest public health measures, including face coverings, COVID-19 status checks and the NHS Pass. Those who can work from home should do so. Anyone who cannot work from home should continue to go to the workplace.

 There is separate advice for Scotland and Wales.

 HSE’s latest advice on keeping workplaces safe will help you to continue to work safely during the pandemic. You must still control the risks and review and update your risk assessment. The following workplace controls remain unchanged:

07/12/21 - On the 1st December IDEST welcomed a new Chairman. Dave Crockford has taken on the role of IDEST Chairman from Neil Minto, Interim Chairman. Dave comes from a long association with diving via rebreather and technical diving and association with University of Plymouth, DDRC, BSAC, TDI and PSAI. He has a 3-year business strategy plan in place and has some major improvements to make to the organisation.
30/09/21 - It is with regret that we have let you know that Karl, of Scuba Equipment Servicing (9X), has decided to finish testing cylinders.  We wish him all the best for the future in whatever he does.


04/09/21 - It is regret that we have to announce that Tony Marshall has resigned as Chairman of IDEST.  Tony has been Chairman for some ten years and has been an experienced and knowledgeable asset at the helm.  He will be sorely missed.  He has also relinquished the role of administration. Neil Minto will act as an interim Chairman until a replacement can be found.  Administration has been taken over by Alistair Reynolds.


20/08/21 - Three NEW Safety Notices, for your workshop, now available for download from the IDEST website.
10/07/21 - IDEST is recruiting new inspectors.  If you are interested, please view our latest Facebook posting for details.
25/06/21 - It has come to our attention that there are fake IDEST Blue quadrant stickers appearing on cylinders now that the industry is opening up again.  The legitimate stickers are made from a 'tamper-proof' material and breaks up if attempts are made to remove it.  It They do not have a Centre number, no <H> or <V> and no company name.  Please contact IDEST on admin@idest.co.uk if you come across any.

Fake Blue Quadrant Sticker

24/03/21 - Technical Information Sheet T004 has been updated to the 2018 version of BS EN ISO 13769 Standard
23/03/21 - IDEST Tutorial No 3 uploaded to YouTube channel.
18/02/21 - IDEST launches YouTube Channel IDESTUKORG 

 For the following information click on the tab title...

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  • Downloads
  • A selection of important documents that technicians will find useful.  It contains the IDEST Code of Practice, List of Approved UKAS calibration laboratories and policy statements.
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  • Information Leaflets
  • Three leaflets that explain the work of IDEST, cylinder testing and marking.  All available from IDEST Administration Office FOC.
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  • Training Courses
  • Information about each of the four (4) training courses that are available through IDEST and its training centres.
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  • Training Centres
  • A list of our current Training Centres across the country with contact details and web addresses.
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  • Merchandising
  • A selection of the products available directly from IDEST.  It includes workshop items as well as general merchandising such as T-shirts, beanie hats and baseball caps.


Enquiries & Registration:

General Enquiries - contact IDEST Administration Office (IDEST@integraladmin.co.uk)

Registration - simply download and complete this application form: IDEST Application Form

Training Enquiries - All training is provided by IDEST Training Centres.  Please contact them from details on the page above

Merchandising Enquiries - contact Alistair Reynolds (alistair.reynolds@uwclub.net)

How to become an IDEST Certified Technician

Download this document to read what is involved

Meet the Committee:

See who is on the IDEST Scheme Committee - click here

Complaints and Concerns:

If you have any complaints or concerns about IDEST or one of its certified test centres, please contact Neil Minto, IDEST Chief Engineer. A Complaints Form can be found in the Downloads or by clicking here

Information provided will be dealt with in strict confidence but must be first-hand and not third-party reports.

Neil can be contacted on 07956 699729 or at neil@neilminto.co.uk



Link Page last updated 04/01/2022