114 – Slings

9 April 2015

Alert 15-01 Unintentional Unlatching of an Air Operated Elevator

20 February 2015

Wire Rope Abrasion

Wire Rope Abrasion Anything that moves is subject to wear, but much equipment wears out before its time because of neglect, abuse and bad operating practices.
20 February 2015

Rig Floor Crew Activities

Rig Floor Crew Activities Elevators:  Keep elevators oiled and greased.  Check latch springs and latch action and ensure that they latch completely.  Check pin nuts to
20 February 2015

Raising and Lowering the Mast

Raising and Lowering the Mast Always completely warm up engines and check to be sure there is sufficient fuel. Check brakes, pins and shoes (If necessary
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

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

Rigging and Slings

Rigging and Slings Rigging and slinging should be considered a system, as each component (hook, shackle, cable or chain) makes up the system.  Riggers should take
20 February 2015

Come-A-Longs and Chain Hoist Safety

Come-A-Longs and Chain Hoist Safety Hand-operated hoists have many applications around a drilling rig.  These devices are simple to use but misuse can result in sudden
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