104 – Elevators

20 February 2015

Rig Up/Down Elevator Links

Rig Up/Down Elevator Links Elevator Link (The Bails) Care should be taken when rigging up the elevator links.  A pre-job meeting should be held to discuss
20 February 2015

Dangers while Working Drill Pipe

Dangers while Working Drill Pipe Working around tubulars is where most injuries occur on drilling rigs and as with drill collars, working around drill pipe has
20 February 2015

Dangers while Working Drill Collars

Dangers while Working Drill Collars Working around tubulars is where most injuries occur on drilling rigs.  Drill collars are extremely heavy and extra care needs to
20 February 2015

Cutting off a Drilling Line: Safe Procedures

Cutting off a Drilling Line: Safe Procedures For many years drilling contractors have extended the life of their drilling lines by moving the areas of wear
20 February 2015

Catheads and Catlines

Catheads and Catlines To improve safety on drilling rigs, manual catheads with catlines are being replaced with hydraulic and air type winches, but manual catheads with
20 February 2015

Casing Running Precautions

Casing Running Precautions Running casing can be a hazardous operation for a number of reasons. First, there most likely will be workers present who are not
21 April 2014

Alert 14 – 10 Dropped Landing String Results in Near Miss

30 December 2013

Alert 13 – 30 Failure to Torque Lift Sub Results in Dropped Monel Drill Collar

22 December 2013

Alert 13 – 29 Complacency with a Common Job Task Results in Injury to the Derrickman