Construction projects that are worked on underwater require some level of expertise and safety precautions that are unique compared to construction works on land. Hence, those engaging in such tasks undergo special training to help them handle tasks of this nature successfully.
Just like any other working environment, uccdive.com shares that working on construction projects underwater has its own challenges and possible solutions.
This is a characteristic of all water bodies that sailors have to contend with too. When there is an ongoing project under water, it is difficult to work when the waves are raging. The best thing is that such conditions are not experienced every other time. Hence, contractors take advantage of low tide when they can do as much as possible on underwater projects.
Temperatures can be quite low under water and more than just having oxygen tanks for oxygen supply to the body while under water, underwater construction workers are also supplied with tubes that circulate warm water through the wetsuits on them. This keeps their bodies warm since they tend to spend a lot of time in the cold environment.
Working under water can be related to working inside a cave to some extent and in such a situation, one might need some help due to one reason or another. That being the case, underwater workers have helmets on them, which come with a microphone to enhance communication with supervisors. Working in groups with trustworthy colleagues also helps in such situations.
The sensitivity of working under water requires constant communication and trust among colleagues in addition to other safety precautions, for such projects to be a success.