Ladder and Step Safety
Make sure that ladders are bolted to the derrick and all bolts and rungs in the ladder are periodically checked for tightness.
When climbing a ladder, use a ladder safe-climbing device and always hold the outside of the ladder with hands.
Use a tool pouch or attach tools to your climbing harness to keep your hands free for climbing.
Never climb a ladder in a hurry. Use each rung; do not skip steps.
Keep the area below the derrick ladder clear of tools and other obstructions.
When rigging up, see that all steps and handrails are secured to the derrick floor or substructure.
See that steps on the rig are level to prevent slipping.
Make sure that steps have bumper plates on the back to prevent someone from sticking a foot through the steps.
Keep all oil and grease wiped up on steps.
See that tools are kept out of walkways; keep rope and water hoses picked up.
Correct Repair and Operation of Mud Pumps
Make sure that both compound clutch and drawworks clutches are disengaged prior to any repairs on a pump.
Use “Lockout/Tagout” Procedures.
Painting and Washing Derrick
While cleaning and painting the derrick, always wear a full body harness and utilize 100% tie off at all times.
See that equipment used in the derrick is tied off to the derrick.
Use a good ladder, have the scaffold tied securely, and do not work in the derrick when the wind is high.
Never leave empty buckets in the derrick.
When using a paintbrush, be careful not to get it caught in moving parts of machinery.
Never use spray guns in closed places.
Keep spray gun air hoses away from the kelly and other rotating equipment
Never paint around a fire.
Always wear a mask and have good ventilation when painting.
Never use anything but air to operate a spray gun.
Always wear goggles when wire brushing or chipping paint.
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