Safety while Making Hole

Safety while Making Hole

Be sure rig floor is covered with slip-resistant material and is as clean as possible at all times.

Clear the floor of all unnecessary tools, lines, etc. to ensure safe footing.

Do not overload the rig floor hoisting equipment (winches, catline, boomline).

Use care when pulling pipe in through the V-door and be sure that everyone is clear.

Be sure the handles on the pipe and collar slips are in good condition, and pins are in place.

All lines and connections should be checked for tight make-up.

Make sure all unions are broken and doped well.

Be certain that all lines are connected and the B0P stack is ready for use.

All personnel should be on alert for snagged stands of pipe when making trips.

Stop all leaks on mud lines.  Remove all pressure before tightening connections.

Check bolts and pins in the derrick to ensure they are properly secured.

Working in Derrick

The derrickman should practice 100% tie off by always wearing a full body harness and keeping it attached to the derrick or fall arrest device.

The driller and derrickman should have clear signals and take the time to do their jobs safely.

Hand tools should be secured in the derrick or tied to the wrist of the user at all times while job is being done. Never carry tools in pockets.

All loose parts that are removed should be secured in the derrick until they can be taken to the rig floor.

All ropes should be kept tied up and out of the way when not in use.

See that the rope is tied securely before lifting drill pipe and drill collars.

When climbing or working in the derrick, be sure to have good footing before loosening a handhold.

When work is being performed in the derrick, the floor should be cleared of all unnecessary personnel.  All others are to be wearing hard hats.

Signal systems should be used when operating an airline or catline to raise or lower equipment. Voices are not always audible.

Tools carried up on the elevators should be secured with a rope or device designed for securing tools.

The derrick belt and cable should be inspected regularly.

Keep the elevators well-greased.  Check the safety latch and spring regularly

Safety around Rotary Table

Always clean the floor. Keep things picked up.

Keep the floor pipe set back area in good repair. Replace boards as needed.

Use and replace tarpaper, or similar material, around the rotary table to prevent falls.

Keep your feet off the rotary table. Never step on the rotary table when it is turning.

Lines and water hose(s) should be kept away from the rotary table. Check above the rotary for loose objects.

Check the rotary bushing and all moving parts above the rotary for loose objects.