62 – Fall

20 February 2015

Use and Care of Spinning Chain

Use and Care of Spinning Chain The spinning chain is basically a strong, efficient working tool. However, overloading, faulty rigging, or general mishandling can render it
20 February 2015

Traveling Block Safety Control

Traveling Block Safety Control Companies have been installing limit switch devices on their drawworks for a number of years, but we still get reports of crown
20 February 2015

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
20 February 2015

Safety while Tripping Pipe

Safety while Tripping Pipe The highest incidence of accidents occurs around the rotary table when workers are making a trip. The reason for this is worker
20 February 2015

SAFETY: From Rig Up to Spud

SAFETY: From Rig Up to Spud Each crewmember should be assigned certain jobs while rigging up or down. All personnel should become acquainted with the rig
20 February 2015

Rigging Up/Down

Rigging Up/Down Pre-job planning should be done to determine the safest and most efficient means to do the job.  Once the rig move planning has been
20 February 2015

Rig Floor Safety Tips

Rig Floor Safety Tips Around Rotary Tables There are many more safety tips that could be added, but if these are followed by the crew and enforced
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

The Floorman

The Floorman There are a number of titles for Floorman (or Rotary Helper as some call him). One is the Lead-tong man, another is the Make-up