The Archaeological Diving
Company Ltd. (ADCO) provides a professional archaeological service
in freshwater and marine archaeology. The company
was founded in 1999 as a specialist company associated with Valerie
J Keeley Ltd, Archaeological Consultancy, one of Ireland's leading archaeological
consultancies with an extensive portfolio of clients that ranges
from private developers to county councils and state bodies.
As the country's premier marine archaeological consultancy, ADCO continues to be at the forefront of developments in the industry, and is expanding its global market.
ADCO provides a full inhouse service and employs a team of experienced marine archaeological and construction professionals to ensure the highest quality product and a safe working environment. We work closely with select groups of third-party specialists to augment our expertise, to provide equal capability on terrestiral and marine projects, and to tailor project needs to meet client interests where necessary.
ADCO will consistently provide services that meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of our customers. It is company policy to deal efficiently and effectively with all customer concerns regarding product quality and service. Quality assurance is implemented through a internal quality management system that includes active project management, document control, and clear unambiguous communication procedures.
Personnel safety is the primary consideration of ADCO and will not be compromised. It is company policy to comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), and other relevant legislation within its areas of operations, and to provide and maintain a healthy and safe working environment. All dive personnel are certified to minimum HSE Part III or equivalent and hold in-date diver medicals.
work also complies with STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS: S.I.
No. 481 of 2001: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction)
Regulations, 2001, and Safety in Industry (Diving Operations)
Regulations, 1981: SI 422 of 1981; 2010 SI (Draft), HSA Diving Standards 2010; Code of Practice for inland/inshore diving (Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Diving at Work) regulations 2008)_DRAFT; Diving at Work Regulations 1997 (UK), ACOP Commercial diving projects inland/inshore, and Scientific and archaeological diving project.
ADCO is committed to full academic peer-review publication and is investing in the publication of its portfolio of projects. The company applies rigourous inhouse editing standards to ensure accurate, informed readable text and illustration. ADCO is also committed to publication in more publically-accessible media.
Valerie Keeley, MA MIAI
Niall Brady, PhD, FSA
Niall Brady, PhD, FSA, Licence-eligible archaeologist, HSE Part III
Brian MacAllister, Diving Supervisor, HSE Part II
Rex Bangerter MA, Licence-eligible archaeologist , HSE Part I, Banksman/Slinger
Jimmy Lenehan, Archaeological Assistant, NCVA Part III
Topographic /GIS Surveyor /Draughtsperson
All personnel are Safe-Pass certified.