Drilling, Observation & Sampling of the Earth’s Continental Crust, Inc.

Health, Safety and Environmental Manual


Section 1 HSE Management
Table of Contents: Section 1
Section 1: DOSECC HSE Management
1.1 Corporate Statement of Policy 1.2 DOSECC Organizational chart 1.3 HSE Organizational chart 1.4 Management of Health Safety, and Environment 1.4.1 1.4.2 1.4.3 1.4.4 1.4.5 1.4.6 HSE Management Philosophy HSE Objective HSE Plans Communication Reporting Hardware Inspection and Compliance

1.5 Definitions of Terms and Abbreviations


Corporat Statement porate Policy Cor porate Statement of Policy
DOSECC Inc. is committed to be the leader in the scientific drilling community. It is DOSECC’s firm conviction that to achieve this objective, an integral part of DOSECC culture must be an absolute commitment to the safety and health of all employees and other persons who may be affected, and to the optimum protection of the environment in which its operations are conducted.

1.1 Corporate Statement of Policy
The following guidelines are implemented as part of DOSECC’s commitment to the safety and health of all persons involved in the scientific drilling operations: Compliance with Health, Safety and Environment policies of DOSECC form an integral part of all management objectives and is an essential part of the individual objectives of each employee. The Health, Safety and Environment policies of DOSECC shall be communicated to all employees, to the client of DOSECC and its suppliers, and to all third parties with whom DOSECC may be associated. It is the policy of DOSECC that working safely and protecting the environment is a condition of employment. No employee will commit, condone, nor knowingly be party to an unsafe act or violation of DOSECC’s Health, Safety and Environment policies. DOSECC shall provide training to all employees to enable them to protect their health, to work safely and to protect the environment.

It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure compliance with DOSECC’s Health, Safety and Environment policies and procedures, and to conduct himself in a manner so as to protect him, the environment and others who may be affected by his actions. Clients, suppliers and third party personnel working on DOSECC drilling rigs or in DOSECC facilities are required to conduct themselves in a manner, which is in compliance with DOSECC Inc. Health, Safety and Environment Policies, as well as the policies of their respective companies. DOSECC will help the employees to care for their own health. When required by project location and condition, medical support provided may include vaccinations, physical check ups, and medical evacuation. In addition, DOSECC shall provide its personnel with various kinds of assistance such as information or medical insurance plans. However, the ultimate responsibility for personal health lies with each employee. DOSECC will review its policies and procedures on Health, Safety and Environment whenever necessary. Revised policies and procedures will be communicated to all 3

2 Specific HSE Plans Specific HSE plans shall be established by the HSE Director and rig manager at the beginning of the year and at the start of major projects. the HSE Departments are a specialized function assisting the line management to adequately address HSE issues. and is of equal importance to service quality. There is a permanent interaction between HSE performance. personnel motivation. The position of Rig Manager may not exist on all projects. A line management responsibility.3 Health. Safety and Environmental Organizational Chart President HSE Director Operations Manager Engineering Fabrication Implementation Administrative Financial 4 .4. Safety and Environment 1. 1. 1.1 HSE Management Philosophy HSE Management is : An effort to prevent accidents and minimize losses. efficiency. 1.4.2 DOSECC Organizational Chart 1. Rig specific HSE plans shall be approved by the Rig Manager and the Person-In-Charge (PIC). 1. operation.concerned and shall become effective immediately. An integral part of our business. To manage HSE adequately the line manager is supported by DOSECC Personnel and by the President. morale and financial success. motivation and profitability.4 Management of Health. As illustrated in the organization charts. Validity of such plan is one year or for the duration of the project. The guidelines are communicated to each project and rig.4.3 Communication DOSECC ORGANIZATIONAL CHART President Engineering Operations Manager Rig Manager * Rig Man In Charge (MIC) Financial Director The above chart show the typical line management reporting (solid line) and direct reporting (dotted line).

5 Hardware Inspection and Compliance Assessment Hardware inspection shall be carried out on the rig site by the PIC or his designate. the HSE plans will be communicated to all relevant DOSECC personnel. Circulate the information of a general interest and nature within DOSECC and its personnel.4.) HSE Alerts are issued to advise Rig personnel of an immediate danger.2 Other communication techniques a. etc. 2) Accident Analysis Report. 1. The HSE plans shall be communicated to the Client. for analysis and action. 1. to verify that the Policies and Procedures are correctly understood and complied with. The PIC shall confirm that action had been taken. HSE reporting procedures within DOSECC are: a) At Rig Level: 1) Accident Report . b) At Headquarters (HQS) Level: 1) Accident Review.4. will be used to inform the relevant DOSECC personnel. It recognizes a serious deficiency in our equipment. to verify correct condition of equipment.1 Communication of HSE Plans When approved. Techniques like meetings. 2) Management Inquiry for Catastrophic Accident. through detailed accident investigation. 3) Report Minutes of Rig HSE Meetings. b.1. procedures or HSE systems. 1. 4) HQS HSE Monthly Report. The plans shall be posted at the respective worksites. Informing him/her on new HSE techniques and equipment. The alert is to be filed on the rig in a 3-ring binder called “HSE Alerts”.3. videos.) PIC: HSE Memorandum will be sent to To notify DOSECC personnel on HSE statistics. and advertising new HSE approaches successfully implemented on specific rigs.4. Sharing lessons learned from accidents. 5 Reporting is required to: .4. Monitor the implementation of actions. An alert must reach the rig and be acted upon on an urgent basis.4 Reporting Communicate the information through line management. 3) Project/Rig HSE Plan Adjustment.3. slide presentations.. Increase the level of HSE expertise throughout DOSECC. Compliance assessment shall be carried out on the rig site by the HSE Director or his designate.

the most stringent of such requirements shall apply. inland water or offshore. the injury is a LTI. has to be put off work or on light duty. 6 . Qualified Personnel Any person in possession of a valid certificate of proficiency covering the activity being carried out. If the injury happens just before the victim goes on vacation and a medical examination reveals later on that the victim is unfit for work. a request of exemption shall be placed and work shall not commence until the exemption is granted by the President. as a consequence of the same injury. Logistical delay for the purpose of medical examination shall not be taken into account.1 Conflict Wherever and whenever DOSECC HSE policies and procedures differ from the applicable regulations in the area of operations.5 Definitions of Terms and Abbreviations DEFINITIONS Rig Rig here refers to any drilling equipment operated by DOSECC on land. and resulting in harm to people. Non-Lost Time Injury (NLTI) 1. we can determine the adequacy of the plans put in place. but later on. Approved Personnel Any person officially appointed in writing by the PIC (or higher authority) to carry out a specific task.By comparing actual HSE results to the HSE objectives. which under slightly different circumstances.4. serious. there is a severity scale: catastrophic. 1.5. damage to property or environment. light and potential. involving DOSECC personnel. When an operation is asked to deviate from DOSECC HSE policies and procedures. Accident Any undesired event involving contact with substance or source of energy above the threshold of the body or the structure. Damage Damage can be of 3 types: Damage to life Damage to property Damage to environment For each type of damage. Potential Accident Any undesired event. major. Reportable accident Any accident or potential accident. A reportable accident shall be reported on HSE accident report form. If the victim resumed work normally after the injury. the injury shall be reclassified as a LTI. DOSECC property or occurring in circumstances considered under DOSECC’s direct control. Lost Time Injury (LTI) Any work related injury resulting from a reportable accident that prevents the victim from continuing in the next following shift the same job that he was performing before the injury. may have resulted in an accident.

or any impairment of functions of parts of the body.000. medical treatment or abnormal health condition.e. If the damage resulted from something that happened in one instant. which results in the complete loss. Occupational Illness Any work related illness resulting in days away from work.000 Man-hours LTI Severity Rate Number of days lost per million of manhours worked. It is counted as an LTI. the count of DWLTI is stopped and frozen until the crews necessary to recommence the normal operation return to the rig. Work Related Injury Any injury occurring during working hours. Also includes outside work hours injury when occurring in circumstances considered under DOSECC’s direct control. it is an injury. or permanent loss of use. Life Loss The number of days lost allocated is 6000. it is an illness. including overtime 7 . The very first day worked following a lost time injury is numbered “day # 1”. It is calculated as follows Nbr of LTI’s x 1. days of restricted work activity. Non Work Related Injury Any injury which is not a work related injury. of any part of the body. when the crew is partially or completely removed. which is not a LTI. in the case of a reportable accident. or the number of days allocated in case of a permanent disability (partial or total). or death. Permanent Partial Disability Any injury. Light Duty (LD) Any work performed by a person that does not include all the normal duties of the regular job.000 Man-hours LTI Rate Number of LTI expressed per one thousand DOSECC personnel working per year. Frozen DWLTI Any time a rig is officially stacked (i. The number of days lost is based upon the ANSI (American National Standard Institute) tables and not upon the number of days of unfitness.000. The basic difference between injury and illness is the single event concept.Any work related injury. job transfer. Days Lost It represents. preventing the rig from performing normal operations like drilling or rig move). Days Without Lost Time Injury (DWLTI) Number of consecutive days worked without a LTI. It is calculated as follows Nbr of days lost x 1. If it resulted from prolonged or multiple exposure to a hazardous substance or environmental factor. Man-hours Total number of hours worked by DOSECC personnel. LTI Frequency Rate Number of LTI’s per million of manhours worked. either the number of days of unfitness for work as per Doctor’s certificate.

motorbikes. but excluding travel time. vans.000 US$ and/or in a LTI to employee or third party personnel. Safety and Environment Headquarters Light Duty Lower Explosive Level Lost Time Injury Person In Charge Material Safety Data Sheet Non Lost Time Injury Public Address Planned Maintenance System Personal Protective Equipment Part Per Million Region Vice President Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Safe Working Load Top Drive System Vehicle Accident Prevention System . Part Per Million (PPM) Concentration of a gas or liquid. Him. wheel-loaders and mobile cranes which are operated by DOSECC personnel. 3 or 4 wheeler (on or off-road). Should Indicates a recommendation. One ppm is equal to 0. Automotive Accident Rate Number of reportable automotive accidents expressed by one thousand DOSECC automotive per year. Shall Indicates a mandatory requirement. Will Indicates a future commitment ABBREVIATIONS CFC CPR DST DWLTI EPIRB H2S HP HSE HQS LD LEL LTI PIC MSDS NLTI PA PMS PPE PPM RVP SCBA SWL TDS VAPS Chloro-fluoro-carbons Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Drill Stem Test Days Without Lost Time Injury Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon Hydrogen Sulfide High Pressure Health. and other absences. Administrative Man-hours worked in offices. 8 Restricted Areas Areas prohibited to nonessential personnel. Contracted catering crew are excluded. per day). DOSECC Personnel Means DOSECC employees and any subcontracted employees under direct supervision of DOSECC. in volume per million of volumes.0001 % concentration. Rig Man-hours Actual man-hours worked on a rig by DOSECC employees and subcontracted employees working under DOSECC supervision. sickness. or any other powered 2. him/her.and training. forklifts. rest. yards. Reportable Automotive Accident Any accident involving a DOSECC automotive and resulting in damage to automotive in excess of 1. and training centers. his/hers. His Shall mean: he/she. DOSECC Automotive Any of the following (either DOSECC owned or rented) : cars. (Typically for an offshore rig: 12 hours per man on board. leave. He. trucks.

Section 2 HSE Management Policies and Procedures 9 .

8 2.2 2.3 2.9 Person in Charge Emergency Response Plan Alarms Drills HSE Meetings Toolbox (pre-job) Meeting Pre-Spud Meeting and Inspection HSE Committee Equipment Maintenance.4 2.5 2.7 2.Table of Contents: Section 2 Section 2: HSE Management Policies and Procedures 2.6 2. Inspection and Use 10 .1 2.

2.2.3 Delegation of the PIC The PIC is not necessarily an expert in every aspect of the installation of the rig and its operations.4 Exception On an offshore self-propelled rig. There shall be Emergency Response Plans at DOSECC Headquarters.1.1 Approval of the Emergency Response Plans: Each Plan shall be approved by the line manager in charge of the operation. The level of approval is as follows: Rig level Rig Manager/PIC Region level HSE Director HQS level President 2. and each rig.1 Designated PIC The PIC of any rig shall be the DOSECC Rig Superintendent. and only one person.2 Emergency Response Plan On all rigs. The PIC commands the assistance of specialist technicians and can delegate certain tasks with respect to the execution of such specialist functions.2. The Emergency Response Plans shall be in writing and made available to the personnel concerned. 2.2 Authority of the PIC The PIC of any rig shall be one. the PIC shall remain in ultimate command at all times. The PIC actions shall be governed by the policies and procedures of DOSECC.2. whatever the circumstances and/or the operations of the rig. 2. the DOSECC designated PIC shall be the Captain holding a Master (unlimited) license. However.2 Scope of the Emergency Response Plans: The Emergency Response Plans shall cover the various scenarios resulting in possible critical situations and shall mention the course of action requested. when and where applicable: Medical evacuation Man overboard Missing person Helicopter accident Road accident Collision at sea Loss of stability Fire/Explosion Emission of flammable or toxic substances Sabotage/criminal acts/riots/war 11 . This critical responsibility cannot be shared with anyone.1. The PIC shall be in complete and ultimate command of the rig.1 Person In Charge (PIC) 2. The Emergency Response Plans are recommended to cover. the PIC is responsible for ensuring compliance with the HSE policies and procedures.1. 2. 2.1.

3. 2. 2.4.Blowout Severe weather condition Total power failure Pollution control 2.4.2 Drills Evaluation The PIC shall evaluate the drill with the Supervisors and personnel involved. when drilling in suspected or known H2S area Other Emergency Response drills .4 Drill Procedures Abandonment Drill (offshore and inland water only) Purpose: To prepare all personnel to abandon the rig in the event of an emergency and to demonstrate that personnel can perform their assigned duties.3 Alarms The PIC is responsible for defining clearly distinguished alarm signals to identify various emergency situations.once every 3 months.4.2 Alarm signals will be clearly posted in conspicuous places. Recommended Control Mechanism: Emergency Response Binder Rescue drill .once a month Man overboard drill . 2. 2.1 Alarms will be tested during drills. once a year elsewhere Fire with a mock injury . upon completion of the drill.4.4 Drills Drills shall be conducted at specific intervals and attended by all required personnel. weather permitting Lifeboat launching drill .3 All the applicable Emergency Response Plans shall be maintained in one binder.3 Recording of the drills The drills shall be recorded in the Daily Drilling Report in use.2. weather permitting Pit drill and blowout drill .once every 3 months.1 List and frequency of drills: Fire and abandonment drills once a week on rig. 2.as mentioned in the Emergency Response Plan 2. 2.3. Conduct of the drill • The drill shall be preplanned and should emphasize the key learning points. 2.once a week by each crew.once a week as per Well Control Manual H2S drill .once a month 12 .

state their duties. • All personnel will be mustered and should. if required on board. • The standby boat. • The boat radios shall be tested. or engine not starting. the lifeboat man in command shall ensure that the lifeboat is returned to a state of readiness. Gripes/Safety pedals will be attached and all release mechanism safety pins will be confirmed in place. • The lifeboat then shall prepare lifeboat for boarding. • All personnel shall don proper clothing. • The designated alarm for abandon rig shall be sounded. boots and safety glasses shall be worn during the drill. this is a drill. and a life vest or carry immersion suit. where available. The release cable from inside the boat shall be used from the deck. For example: simulate a boat nonoperational. Conduct of the drill • Fire drill should be followed by abandonment drill every week (offshore and inland water). preferably coverall. • The rudder shall be activated to check it is free. Hard hats. abandon rig.• The drill should be held on varying days of the week and at varying times. • Two qualified lifeboat men shall be assigned to each lifeboat. The recommended maximum number of personnel to board shall not exceed the safe working load of the safety pendant assembly. • All personnel shall report promptly to their station bill assignment unless excused by the PIC. a PIC incapacitated. incorporating operational problems to better assess reaction of crew. Fire drill Purpose: To prepare rig crew for the emergency of a fire and to demonstrate that personnel can perform their assigned duties. the lifeboats shall be lowered 10-15 feet below the boarding deck to ensure the lowering mechanism functions properly. • Personnel shall enter the lifeboat following instructions of the lifeboat man in command. this is a drill”. • After personnel have disembarked. this is a drill. abandon rig. 13 . • An announcement over the public address system shall be made “this is a drill. etc. The scenarios of the drill shall change. repeated in the predominant local language. The Davit winch brake will be manned. this is a drill. and then fasten their seat belts. • Upon completion of the drill. abandon rig. this is a drill. as called. • The boat engine shall be started and operated. • The lifeboat man in command shall explain the operation and the lowering procedure. will be mobilized to a standby position. Under no circumstances will anyone be allowed inside the boat during lowering.

the drill should include a mock injury or a rescue situation. 14 • A designated person shall start the fire pump and stand by for instructions. team leader incapacitated. • An announcement over the public address system shall be made “This is a drill this is a drill this is a drill. Life jackets will not be worn by the team during the drill. shall be notified and mobilized to a standby location. Excuses shall require prior approval of the PIC. the PIC is responsible for clearly indicating what additional actions would be taken in the event of a real fire. shape and weight of a man. incorporating operational problems to better test the reaction of the crew. • The drill shall consist of a man overboard dummy being thrown in the water. • The scenario of the drill shall change. shall muster promptly at the required location. • The scenario of the drill shall change. Conduct of the drill • The drill shall be preplanned and shall emphasize the key learning point(s). this is a drill this is a drill this is a drill repeated in the predominant local language. use smoke generator. fire in . • For example: faulty rescue boat. fire in . • The PIC or his designate shall immediately go to the designated command center. • Personnel not assigned to the fire fighting/rescue team or to critical rig operation. • Standby boat. • The word “Man Overboard” shall be passed upon throwing the dummy overboard. • Before securing from the fire drill. • The fire fighting/rescue team shall muster at the fire station closest to the fire location with the appropriate equipment. fire team leader incapacitated. fire in . • For example: empty fire extinguisher. Muster shall be taken by a designated person. • The designated alarm will be sounded. • Reports shall be regularly rendered to the command center. Man overboard drill (Offshore and inland water) Purpose: To train personnel in rescue operations and launch/recovery procedures.• At least once a month. etc. • The rig medic shall be ready to assist in the sick bay. if available. • The observer of the fire will immediately pass the alarm and indicate the location of the fire. The floatable doll or dummy should be the approximate size. . incorporating operational problems to better test the reaction of the crew. etc. and check response time to the emergency.

4 others:one being a mechanic. if available. this is a drill. In either case. Lifeboat launching drill (Offshore only) Purpose: To ensure proper operation of the lifeboats and associated equipment and to demonstrate that personnel can perform their assigned duties. lights and smoke flares shall be used to add realism to the drill. shall be notified for assistance. shall move downwind of the lifeboat landing area prior to commencing the lowering of the lifeboat. but only one lifeboat will be tested at a time.. If no standby boat is available. Release mechanism operator: certified lifeboat man. this is a drill. if no special device exists. • On alarm announcement. this is a drill. man overboard at.. to assist whenever necessary for launching and retrieving the lifeboat and to assist in correcting mechanical problems. • The crane operator shall prepare to lower the rescue boat. only upon PIC’s instructions.. • The drill may be held offshore while on a drilling location. • No other personnel shall be allowed in the boat during the drill. • If available. the rescue team should descend and retrieve the dummy with the rescue boat. man overboard at . 15 .. • The standby boat. the standby boat shall retrieve the dummy. this is a drill”. • The maximum crew necessary to operate any lifeboat for this drill shall be 6 men: In command: certified lifeboat man.. • A lookout shall be posted whose sole responsibility is to watch the man overboard and continually point towards him. • A life ring buoy shall be thrown over the side in the vicinity as soon as the word has been passed.• The designated alarm will be sounded.. a launching drill shall only be held in calm weather and sea conditions. Periodically. the PIC is responsible for clearly indicating what additional actions would be taken in the event of a real man overboard situation. this is a drill. at the discretion of the PIC. if available. All lifeboats shall be launched. • The rig medic shall stand by in the sick bay.. • An announcement over the public address system shall be made “This is a drill.. the rescue team shall muster at the rescue boat or the designated lifeboat. man overboard at . Conduct of the drill • The drill shall be held once every three months weather permitting.. or in shelter waters when the rig or vessel is undergoing annual inspection. • Before concluding the drill. fully operated and retrieved. • The standby boat. repeated in the predominant local language.

16 . • Before concluding the drill. H2S. H2S. Conduct of the drill • The drill shall be preplanned and shall emphasize the key learning point(s). Rafts are not to be launched. this is a drill. • The drill shall be preplanned and shall emphasize the key learning point(s). this is a drill.• The lifeboat man in command is to ensure a clear landing area below the lifeboat before starting to lower the boat. this is a drill. • The drill shall include the use of various lifesaving equipments and shall be conducted in a realistic manner. H2S drill Purpose: To prepare rig crew to the event of H2S release in the air. H2S. Rescue Drill Purpose: To train the fire rescue team in rescue operations. and check the response time to the emergency. reconnect Davit falls to hooks and be raised back up to the davits. • All equipment shall be operated to ensure proper functioning. • The designated alarm will be sounded. this • The lifeboat man in command shall maneuver the lifeboat alongside the rig. • Retrieval from a confined space shall be done in conformity with the procedure on confined space entry. • Radio contact shall be made before launching and maintained at all times with rig. and check response time to the emergency. • The PIC and the Rig Medic shall be part of the drill. no one other than the lifeboat man in command shall do anything to affect the lowering of the boat. • Announcement shall be made over the public address system that “This is drill. the PIC and the Medic are responsible for clearly indicating what additional actions would be taken in the event of a real accident. Rigs equipped with life rafts A review of launching instructions and boarding procedures shall be conducted. the current rig radio frequencies shall be posted. • If a permanent radio installation exists in the lifeboat. Conduct of the drill • H2S drills are mandatory on a weekly basis when drilling in a suspected or known H2S area. Course headings to safely clear the rig may also be posted at lifeboat man in command position. this is a drill. • When the lifeboat leaves the davits. • The drill shall be held on varying days of the week and at varying times. • The order to release the boat from the Davit falls shall not be given by anyone other than the lifeboat man in command and shall not be given by him until he ensures by visual means that he is waterborne.

5. • Any helicopter flying to the rig shall be notified over the radio that a H2S drill is in progress. Third party personnel and Client shall be invited to the HSE meetings. 2. • communication of HSE alerts concerning the crew.8 The list below suggests topics that can be discussed during HSE meetings: • recent accidents.7 A copy of the meeting report shall be posted and kept on the rig.All nonessential personnel shall promptly report to the designated upwind safe briefing area. 2. Safety or Environment issue. repeated in the predominant local language.6 The list of personnel attending the meeting shall be shown on the HSE meeting report form.is a drill”. . 17 2. 2. 2. .2 The PIC and the Manager are responsible for ensuring that HSE meetings are held. • hazards not corrected. Recommended Control Mechanism: Daily Drilling Report in use 2.5.5. Any missing person shall be searched for. The essential crew. and wait for instructions. . • introduction of new arrivals to the crew. potential accidents to personnel. • The PIC shall clearly indicate what additional actions would be taken in the event of a real H2S alert.5.5. • A muster shall be taken by a designated person. • reviewing an accident or a potential accident.5.5. • HSE plan progression. • The PIC and a designated assistant wearing SCBA shall go to the scene with a portable gas detector to assess the H2S concentration.4 Each meeting shall be documented on a DOSECC HSE meeting report form.1 The HSE meetings shall be held for the purpose of: • discussing/explaining/reviewing the HSE policies and procedures. and reported to the PIC. 2. equipment and/or environment. • bringing up a new Health.3 Each meeting shall be chaired on a rotating basis by a member of the crew. shall don their breathing apparatus. 2. • The standby boat.5 HSE Meetings All DOSECC personnel working on rigs shall participate in a HSE meeting at least one week. as listed on the H2S contingency plan. if available shall be notified and moved to an area upwind.5. • substandard practices observed by the crew. • HSE news memorandum. 2. • review of a particular policy. that may be of interest to the crew.5 A nominated person shall be responsible for taking the minutes of the HSE meeting.

Example: New contract or geographical area Rig Manager and PIC New well within same contract . the pre-spud meeting shall be carried out on the rig site and chaired by the Rig Manager. the emergency responses and well control procedures shall be discussed and finalized between the participants. the PIC. a toolbox (pre-job) meeting shall be held by the Supervisor in charge to acquaint each person involved in the operation with the scope of work. On land rigs. or when a work permit has to be issued..7 Pre-Spud Meeting and Inspection 2. 2..2 All persons involved in the operation shall attend the meeting and have input to the discussion. a pre-spud inspection shall be performed before spudding each well. the Barge Engineer.7.7. 2. and the Chief Electrician.7. the hazards and the specific procedures to be followed.4 Minutes of the meeting shall be issued and dispatched to each attendee. 2. SCBA’s.PIC 2.1 The pre-spud meeting shall include all the key participants to the project. The attendees shall include the Client representative.5 In the case of a new contract or change in geographical area. Recommended Control Mechanism : Pre-spud meeting inspection check list. and held preferably on the site where the work is to be performed. 18 . the Chief Mechanic.3 The pre-spud meeting shall address the various HSE aspects of the project.7. 2. such as lifesaving. the pre-spud inspection should be performed using a predefined check list.7.3 A toolbox meeting should also be held if the Supervisor feels the crew is not experienced enough for a certain task. When relevant. and that HSE issues are addressed.6.2 The responsibility of holding the prespud meeting lies with the DOSECC Rig Manager or PIC. manual lifting. when the operations deviate from plan. 2.6 Toolbox (pre-job) meeting A pre-spud meeting shall be held to ensure that all parties involved are fully aware of the scope of work. 2. Responsibilities shall be clearly defined as well as line of reporting. fire fighting equipment. upon request of a crew member.6. Prior to starting any non-routine job.1 The toolbox meeting shall be short and concise. 2.• practical demonstration of equipment. CPR training.7.6. 2. etc.6 For land rig operations. Recommended Control Mechanism : HSE Meeting Report 2. including Service Companies and Client representatives.

6 The meeting shall start by reviewing the minutes of the last meeting and giving an update of the actions undertaken. damages to equipment and/or environment. Chief Electrician. 2.4 The Chairman shall rotate at every meeting and shall be designated in advance for the next meeting. The minutes shall show the names of the participants. HSE officer/ Training instructor if any .2 The following minimum composition is recommended: • • At Rig level: PIC 2.8.Annexed document: Sample of pre-spud inspection check list Annex # 1 • 2. Inspection and Use 2. Barge engineer. Rig medic.8. Operations Manager. Modification or alteration of equipment is dangerous to your safety and those who may subsequently use the machine that are not aware of the modification. R&E Manager or his designate Employees representative(s) There shall be a HSE committee on all rigs and at Headquarters.5 A HSE committee meeting shall be held at least once every three months. HSE Director. 2. • Review employee’s recommendations taken from the safety suggestions box. 2. and the lines of actions decided. Personnel Manager. 2. • Developing HSE plans and monitoring progress. as well as potential accidents.8.8 The minutes of the meeting shall be posted on HSE bulletin board. 2.8 HSE Committee At Headquarters level: President. with deadlines. • Making recommendations to the management to prevent recurrence of accidents.7 There shall be a designated person responsible to administer the minutes of the meeting. the summary of the discussion.8. • Carrying out inspections at worksite. • Keeping the employees informed on HSE actions and progress. 19 Department heads: Chief Mechanic. and shall be endorsed by two persons attending the meeting.1 in : The HSE committee shall participate • Investigation and review of all accidents including personnel injuries.8.8.3 A minimum of 3 members is required to hold a HSE committee meeting. 2.9 Equipment Maintenance. occupational illness. The minutes shall state the proposed date for the next meeting. Client and Service Companies may be invited to contribute. Recommended Control Mechanism : HSE Committee Report Annexed Documents : Sample of HSE Committee Report Annex # 2 2. 2.

Each item of equipment and system shall not be modified without prior approval from the Operations Manager. where upon engineering will be done to determine if this is a safe modification.HSE related equipment and systems shall be maintained. and how to best implement the modification. 2.9.2 All modifications must be submitted to the Operations Manager. inspected and used as per DOSECC maintenance policies and procedures. Recommended Control Mechanism : Modification Proposal Note 20 .

Section 3 Health Policies and Procedures 21 .

Table of Contents: Section 3
Section 3: Health Policies and Procedures
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 Pre-employment Medical Examination Regular Medical Examination Special Medical Examination Malaria Prevention Vaccinations Noise Personal Medical Record Emergency Medical Response Plan Personal Hygiene Rig Medic


3.1 Pre-Employment Medical Examination

medical centers, and following the appropriate medical questionnaire. 3.2.2 The periodicity should be every 3 years, following the pre-employment examination.

Prior to employment, personnel shall be medically examined by a competent medical center in order to assess the individual’s fitness for work.

3.2.3 The results of the examination shall remain strictly medically confidential, and shall be accessible to the employee concerned, upon request. A health passport is issued to the employee. Recommended Control Mechanism : Health Passport Annexed Documents: DOSECC Confidential Medical Form Annex # 3 Health Passport Annex # 6

3.1.1 The examination shall be carried out as per the appropriate DOSECC questionnaire. 3.1.2 Similar examination is recommended for subcontracted labor. 3.1.3 A certificate of fitness shall be issued by the examining physician. 3.1.4 The examining physician will be provided with copy of the guidelines for unfitness to work on a DOSECC operation.
Recommended Control Mechanism : Certificate of Fitness Annexed Documents : DOSECC Confidential Medical Form Annex # 3 Certificate of Fitness Annex # 4 Criteria for Unfitness to Work on DOSECC Operations Annex # 5


Special Medical Examination

Prior to resuming work after an injury or an illness, the DOSECC employee shall be confirmed fit to work by a competent physician. DOSECC employees returning from a risk country are entitled to a medical examination.


Regular Medical Examination

3.3.1 A certificate of fitness shall be issued by the examining physician. 3.3.2 Personnel returning home after more than 6 months continuous stay in one of the following countries, is entitled to a medical. Recommended Control Mechanism: Certificate of Fitness

All employees assigned outside their home country, are entitled to undergo a periodical medical examination.

3.2.1 The periodical examination shall be performed in one of the selected worldwide 23

Latin America Barbados Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa-Rica Ecuador Guatemala Mexico Peru Trinidad &Tobago Uruguay

Asia Bangladesh Brunei Cambodia China India Indonesia Iran Iraq Jordan Laos Myanmar Pakistan Philippines Turkey

Africa Algeria Angola Cameroon Congo Egypt Ethiopia Ivory Coast Libya Nigeria Somalia Sudan Zaire

Oceania Papua-New Guinea


Malaria Prevention

3.4.1 Malaria infected countries are divided into 3 zones depending on malaria resistance to Chloroquine: Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Areas where Chloroquine is effective against malaria Chloroquine is moderately effective Chloroquine resistant areas

All DOSECC employees traveling to a Malaria infected country shall be briefed about Malaria prior to departure.

Malaria infested countries: (This list defines known areas and is not exhaustive)
Africa Country Zone
Angola Cameroon Chad Congo Egypt Gabon Ivory Coast Nigeria Somalia South Africa Sudan Ziare 3 3 2 3 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 3

Asia Country
Bahrain Bangladesh India Indonesia Iran Iraq Malaysia Myanmar North China Oman Pakistan Philippines Saudi Arabia South China Syria Thailand Turkey U.A.E. Yemen

1 3 2 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 2 3 1 3 1 3 1 1 2

Latin America Country Zone
Argentina Bolivia Brazil Columbia Coasta Rica Equador Guatemala Mexico Peru Venezuela 1 2 3 3 1 3 1 1 2 3

Australia/Oceania Country Zone
Papua/New Guinea 3


5. 3.3 Briefing shall include review of the pamphlet “ DOSECC “. 3. • Use insect-repellent such as: allethrin.2 Vaccinations to be discussed with a consulting physician.4.4 It is the responsibility of the employee to ensure that the malaria briefing is received.validity: 6 months (only mandatory if going to and coming from a cholera infested country) 3.6 Noise Each rig shall establish a map indicating the zones where noise levels are above 85 dba for the work area. 3.2 Preventing mosquito bites is the first line of defense against malaria. • Meningitis: especially if traveling to risk countries (Sahelian Africa.a booster 10 years later • Hepatitis B 3 shots at one month interval a booster one year later . • Use mosquito nets impregnated with Permathrine or Deltamethrine over the beds Outdoors: • Protect skin with long sleeve clothing • Protect exposed skin with mosquitorepellents (creams. • Yellow fever 1 shot . lotions) containing DEET (Diethyltoluamide: Autan*.1 Vaccinations recommended by DOSECC: 3. pyrethroid.4.validity: 10 years • Tetanus + Polio 3 shots at 4/6 weeks intervals “. Combat*. Neophiltre*).3.5 Vaccinations All DOSECC employees working outside their home countries shall have current valid vaccinations required by the country assignment. vaccination to be repeated. It consists of the following actions: Indoors: • Keep the doors and windows closed Install fine mesh screens on the windows (16 holes per 6 mm x 6 mm square) • Use air-conditioning (cool air prevents the presence of mosquitoes).4. depending on the destination and health status: • Tuberculosis: if negative test. Uruguay) Recommended Control Mechanism: Health Passport 3.a booster every 10 years • Hepatitis A 2 shots at one month interval 1 booster one year later . Brazil. 25 . sprays. It is recommended to follow DOSECC vaccination guidelines.5.a booster every 5 years • Typhoid 1 shot . etc. Note: * is the commercial name of the product. Cutter*.a booster one year later .validity: 2 years • Cholera 2 shots at one month interval .

6.9 Personal Hygiene 3.2 It is the Rig Medic responsibility to ensure that the above information is gathered from each new comer. disposals).7 Personal Medical Record 3. 3. shaving.3. bathrooms. Recommended Control Mechanism: Medical Emergency Response Plan Annexed Documents : Guideline to Medical Emergency Response Plan Annex # 9 3. and that proper personal record forms are completed. This record shall contain information. the Medic shall complete the reverse side of the personal medical record form which shall accompany the evacuated person. if known Any known allergy to drug or treatment Any known physical preexisting condition Any known medication taken or given Person to contact in case of emergency Every worksite shall have a Medical Emergency Response Plan.3 The personal medical record shall be filed in the Medic’s filing system and shall be kept confidential and current. and shall also mention any illness or medical treatment followed by the individual. treatment of minor injuries. 3.1 The personal medical record shall indicate • • • • • • The name and address of the new arrival His blood group.7. 26 .7. The plan shall be posted in conspicuous places Plan 3.1 A map showing the decibel zones for the site shall be posted on the HSE bulletin board. proper use of facilities (sanitaries.1 The Medical Emergency Response Plan should indicate actions and contingencies to address adequately the medical emergency. Recommended Control Mechanism: Personal Medical Record Annexed Documents : Personal Record Form Annex # 8 3.4 In case of medical evacuation. 3.7.7. Anyone present on a DOSECC installation shall conform with elementary personal hygiene standards such as: regular showers.8. which might be required in case of emergency. changing clothes.8 Medical Emergency Response A personal medical record shall be established for each DOSECC personnel assigned to a rig.

that the proper first aid treatment needed to handle any accident involving existing hazardous material is available.10. His function is to manage Health Care on the work place.3.3 Routine Medical Care/Hygiene • The rig medic shall ensure that the catering services comply with DOSECC standards.10. 3. intoxication. the duty of the rig medic is to administer first aid and to stabilize the condition of the patient(s) until arrival of a medical doctor. fracture.. he shall be certified. trauma. He must know the medical procedures. or until a medical evacuation is carried out. electrical. bites. 3. burns (chemicals. heavy bleeding.10. He will ensure.10 Rig Medic If a medic is employed on a DOSECC rig.2 Main Responsibilities of the Rig Medic: • The main responsibilities are: medical emergency case treatments. cold. routine health care. • In such cases. after proper preparation for the transportation. routine medical care/ hygiene. His responsibility covers all the personnel living and/or working on the rig site. He shall be able to use emergency techniques as established by DOSECC. the relevant hazardous MSDS available. 3. • The rig medic shall keep a list of all hazardous materials on the rig and shall have all 27 . • Emergency: An emergency is a lifethreatening situation and includes: shock. administration and other clerical work.1 The Rig Medic reports to the PIC. unconsciousness. • He must be able to accompany the patient(s) to the medical evacuation place..). cardio vascular problems.

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1.7.1 Personnel 4.3 High Pressure Lines and Fittings Pressure Vessels Compressed Air Manual and Mechanical Lifting 4.5 Lifting Equipment Cranes Personnel Lifting Handling and Storage of Tubulars Tripping Tubulars Fire and Gas 4.1 4.4.1 4.Table of Contents: Section 4 Section 4: Safety Policies and Procedures Fire Protection Fixed Gas Detection devices Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Storage and Use of Combustibles 4.7.2 4.3 4.2.3 4.2 4.1 4.4 Electrical 4.1 4.7 Derrick and Mast 4.3.2 Restricted Areas Protection Confined Spaces and Tank Entry Working Over Water 4.4 4.5.2 Derrick and Mast Structure Casing Stabbing board Equipment installed in the Derrick or Mast 4.6.3 4.2 Electrical Lockout Electrical Work 30 .5 4.1.5 4.1 4.3 Grounding Circuit Pressure 4.2 4.2.4 4.2 Safety Training for Newly Hired Employees Employee Certification New Comers Facial Hair Medical Care Safety Award 4.1.2 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Life Saving Equipment Hazardous Conditions and Operations 4.3 4.3 Life Saving and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 4.1 4.8 4.8.6.

10.4.6 Housekeeping 31 . and Weapons 4.9 Automotive Safety 4.4 Swimming and Diving 4.1 4.7 Horseplay and Practical Jokes 4.5 Wearing of Jewelry 4.8.10 General and Miscellaneous 4. Alcohol.1 Drugs.10.9 Hazardous Substance Handling and Storage Mud Pump Relief Lines Wireline Operations Well Perforating Rig Mobilization.2 4.8.3 Smoking 4. and Site moves 4.3 Seat belts Maximum Travel Velocities Driving DOSECC Automotives 4.10.5 4.6 4. Demobilization.9.

5 The new comers shall be issued a safety information card or leaflet specific to the rig. The DOSECC HSE handbook will be made available.4. 4. no-smoking Each employee shall pursue certification in his function as per DOSECC training requirements.1. 32 .6 A rig orientation by his direct supervisor shall be conducted to familiarize him with the lifesaving equipment.1. the location of mustering stations. Employee Certification All newcomers shall report immediately to the PIC or his designate representative to be briefed on HSE policies.1.1 The safety induction briefing will be administered by the District line management. high risk areas. 4. in order to safely carry out his duties. 4.1. New Comers Each newly hired employee shall be given a Safety Induction Briefing.4 The safety induction briefing should normally be done in one day.1. a HSE handbook listing the DOSECC policies will be given to the new employee. 4. 4.3. and instruction to read and follow the DOSECC policies. the different types of alarms.1. He shall be shown his quarters and the emergency escape routes.2 The safety induction briefing will cover as a minimum the following topics: • Corporate Statement of Policy • Chain of command: rig organization chart Introduction to the HSE manual • Introduction to HSE systems applicable to the new hire position 4.1 Personnel 4.3 The new comers shall be immediately instructed on the layout of the rig. 4. with receipt of acknowledgment.3 During the safety induction briefing. emergency procedures and station bills.1 Each supervisor or line manager is responsible for his subordinate’s certification.1. He shall be shown where spare life jackets (or immersion suits) are stored and use will be demonstrated.1. Safety Induction Briefing for Newly Hired Employees 4.4 Offshore and inland water: the new comer shall be assigned an embarkation station.3.1 Newcomers are considered to be all personnel arriving at the rig site for the first time.1. and shall be escorted to it. 4.3. 4.2. emergency procedures and rig orientation.3.2 Each rig shall have a system in place ensuring that all new comers report immediately to the PIC or his designate.

2 on each offshore and inland water rig .1.3.1 Personnel a) Personnel shall be instructed in the use of the fire-fighting equipment during fire drills and training exercises. 4.3. one of which is designated “Team Leader” and shall be qualified in Basic Fire Fighting.2 Fire and Gas Each rig shall be equipped with sufficient and regularly maintained fixed and/or portable fire-fighting equipment.1.3.1 Fire Protection 4.1 on shore base and yard c) Each rig fire-fighting team shall consist of at least 6 men.1.9 The new DOSECC employee shall wear a hard hat. shall trim facial hair so as not to interfere with mask seal areas. 4.2.11 The PIC is responsible to ensure that each new employee is provided upon his arrival on the rig with the adequate PPE.areas.6 Safety Award Each DOSECC rig shall have a safety award scheme. Medical Care Any rig without readily available medical care shall have a Rig Medic.3 Equipment a) Each offshore and inland water rig shall be equipped with at least two (2) 33 Those personnel who may be required to wear SCBA’s or escape masks in the course of their duties.10 The Rig Manager is responsible to ensure that each new employee is provided with adequate PPE prior to transfer to the rig. .1. 4. 4. 4.1. b) Each rig shall have designated firefighting/rescue team(s): .2 on each land rig (rig and camp) .3.2. and to review with him DOSECC HSE rules applicable to his function.1.2 Detection a) Each accommodation space shall have a smoke or heat detector. 4. 4. 4.3. 4. 4. working areas and conditions.8 The PIC or his designate will inform the relevant supervisors of all new comers.1. 4.7 A tutor shall be designated from the regular crew members to assist the DOSECC new comer in working safely during his first hitch.4 Facial Hair 4.2.1.

and an Accident Report issued. flammable or combustible fluids a) Any rig working with an oil-based mud or storing flammable or combustible fluids shall be equipped with an appropriate fire detection and protection system. paints and thinners. extinguishing agents and equipment must be used to control this type of fire. lithium and sodium.Class A fires: occur in common materials such as wood.5 Oil-based mud. Class B fires are 34 extinguished by limiting air (oxygen) or by providing combustion-inhibiting agents. . b) The rig will be kept free of mud/liquid spills that represent a source of fire hazard. zirconium.. 4. The quenching and cooling effect of water or water solutions is recommended.4 Fire Extinguishers a) The fire extinguishers shall be marked with an identification symbol and the letter(s) that indicate the class of fires they shall be used for. e) There shall be a fire emergency response plan posted in conspicuous places.Class B fires: occur in the vapor-air mixture over the surface of flammable liquids such as gasoline. rags.firemen’s outfits and two (2) sets of personal equipment. Fire hoses shall not be used for general purpose.2. Recommended Control Mechanism: Fire Plan .2. mattresses.6 Reporting of fire Any fire shall be reported to the PIC. A record of inspection shall be maintained at rig level and fire extinguishers tagged showing date of inspection. c) Fire fighting foam concentrate It shall be tested by an authorized laboratory as per Manufacturer’s Recommendations 4. b) Fire-fighting equipment. etc. paper. 4. d) Aluminum parts shall not be used on fire mains. c) Fire-extinguishing appliances shall be kept in good order and be available for immediate use at all times.1. and fire stations cabinets shall be sealed with lead wires or similar system after inspection. hoses or nozzles for offshore or inland water rigs.Class C fires: occur in or near electrical equipment. titanium. oil.. rubbish. Nonconducting extinguishing agents must be used. .1.Class D fires: occur in combustible metals such as magnesium. Specialized techniques. pumps and stations shall be visually inspected at intervals not exceeding 28 days. Adequate cleaning equipment and detergents will be made available to the rig and regular cleaning schedule will be enforced. and the Rig Manager. grease.2.1. b) The fires shall be treated depending on their class: . .

Each rig shall be equipped with a fixed gas detection system for continuous monitoring of the concentration of combustible gases and hydrogen sulfide in atmosphere.3 The H2S contingency plan shall be tested periodically by performing H2S Drills. Any other relevant points.3. The location of H2S protective equipment. shale shaker. 4. 4.2 These instructions shall include: • • • • • • • • The location of safe briefing areas depending on wind direction. Rig Type Land Rig Offshore & Inland water rig Combustible 2 (bell nipple & shaker) 3 (bell nipple. mud pit room) H2S Gas** 3 (rig floor. The specific assignments and duties of all rig personnel. The identification of the alarm.3. but at least once a week for each crew in a suspected or known H2S area. it shall activate an alarm and reaction of personnel will be as above.2. mud pit room.2 Fixed Gas Detection Instruments H2 S In known or suspected H2S area.2.2. it shall activate an alarm to inform the personnel of the presence of H2S and state of alert will be initiated.3.4 Recommendations on H2S alarm activation a) Low level alarm: on detection. cellar deck) 5 (rig floor. shale shaker. cellar deck.3) 4. 4. calibrated and information recorded.2.2 The detectors shall be regularly inspected.2.2. and H2S detection equipment. All the nonessentials crew will immediately muster to the upwind safe briefing area. 4. Each rig shall have adequate protective equipment for all personnel on each rig. The search and rescue procedures.1 The H2S contingency plan shall give clear instructions to the rig personnel on what action is to be taken in the event of an H2S emergency.2.2.5 Training Requirements 35 4. shale shaker. The evacuation procedures.1 The minimum detection points shall be as follows: (**) Refer to policy on H2S (see 4. b) High Level Alarm: on detection. .4.2. each rig shall have a written H2S contingency plan. The periodicity shall be fixed by the PIC. Remaining essential personnel will don SCBA and/or connect cascade system and carry out assigned duties as per H2S contingency plan. living quarter air intake) 4.2. The communication procedures.3.

or if so. paints and thinners containers shall be kept closed when not in use. levels always less than 10 ppm. b) In suspected or known H2S areas: all essential crew shall be qualified for H2S operations.2. ignition sources or other combustibles storage areas.2. This container shall be away from rig components. c) The list of essential crew shall be made by the Rig Manager and the PIC depending on the rig type and activity. Offshore and inland water rig : paint locker shall be an enclosed space with: • • • a fire detection system a fixed fire-extinguishing system an explosion-proof extractor fan Fire-fighting instructions shall be clearly posted in English and/or the predominant language Onshore paint locker shall be either: • designed as above. 4. or • a well ventilated container or skid. The essential crews are the workers assigned to critical operations that are necessary to ensure the safety of the installation and personnel on the rig. with a roof-protection against sun.4 Storage and Use of Combustibles a) In non suspected H2S areas: the following personnel shall be qualified for H2S operations: • • PIC Drillers A non suspected area is defined as an area where previous drilling and work over operations on wells have shown no traces of H2S. A suspected or known H2S area is defined as an area where there is a known occurrence of H2S. These products shall be stored in appropriate containers and spaces. hazardous areas. d) Guidelines for H2S Contingency Plan are recommended to be used. Recommended Control Mechanism: H2S Contingency Plan Annexed Documents: Guidelines for H2S Contingency Plan Annex # 13 36 Storage of combustible with a low flash point shall be limited to the minimum stock possible. An approved H2S instructor shall be permanently present on the rig for training.4.1 Oil. 4.4.2. Previous drilling and work over operations on wells have shown concentration of H2S in atmosphere at levels equal or above 10 ppm. according to the operational constraints. and a portable fire . located outside classified zones and as far as possible from quarters.4.2 Paints and thinners shall be stored in a dedicated paint locker. offices.

d) Hard hats shall be made of nonconductive material.3No one shall be allowed to paint in an unventilated area. 4. safety glasses shall be provided on an individual basis. b) Hearing protection shall be made available by the DOSECC to all personnel.2. 4. a) Hard hats shall be worn by all personnel at all times in the specified areas.3.4. operating a press. and outside accommodations and offices.2. air supplied respirators will be provided to the personnel.1 Personal Protective Equipment Personal protective equipment (PPE) shall be provided by DOSECC and used by personnel.2. and worn by all personnel in specified areas and when outside accommodations and offices. using a drill machine. 4. scrapping paint.machine. 4. preferably nontoxic and biodegradable. painters shall wear filter masks and goggles. cutting wireline.1. d) Welding goggles shall be worn when using a cutting torch. c) Welding helmet or hand-held shield shall be used when performing arc welding. a lathe. 37 4. Nonflammable products shall be used. 4. a face shield shall be worn when handling corrosive or harmful products (solids or liquids). f) Eye wash stations shall be available at least in the following areas: rig floor.3 Eye Protection a) Safety goggles shall be worn when chipping.5 Flammable liquids such as gasoline or helicopter fuel shall never be used for cleaning mechanical parts of working clothes.2.4.4. changing tong dies. and for any other activity which may result in a foreign body in the eye. in windy areas or on helidecks.2 Hearing Protection a) Hearing protection shall be worn by all personnel in specified areas. Exposed skin shall be coated with barrier cream. c) Hard hats should be designed to accommodate earmuffs or face shields.1 Head Protection .1.3. grinding. If necessary. b) In addition to the safety goggles. located at least 15 meters (50 feet) from the wellbore. rather than welding goggles.7 Storage areas shall have containment facilities to prevent free spillage and minimize fire hazards.extinguisher shall be available in the vicinity.3.4.3. 4. Appropriate fire fighting equipment shall be available. or air-supplied respirators. while working aloft. 4. b) Hard hats shall be fitted with a chinstrap.2.1. 4. e) Except when required above.4 When using spray equipment.4.3 Life Saving and Personal Protective Equipment 4.6 The storage and use of helicopter fuel shall only be authorized with a proper helicopter refueling station. hammering.

3. except if the derrickman has to escape in an emergency (without having time to . mud mixing area and shale shaker area. • The anti-fall device shall be certified as per manufacturer’s instructions.5 Hand Protection a) Safety gloves shall be provided to all DOSECC personnel and worn as appropriate. b) Long sleeve coveralls are recommended for all personnel. and a back “D” ring for the vertical line. shall be worn. yard.3. e) Apron. or climbing unprotected vertical ladders with the same exposure.3. • The system shall be able to stop the person’s free fall within 0.3. workshop or warehouse are optional. b) Asbestos-free high temperature gloves shall be worn when handling hot pieces of equipment. for better ankle protection. Safety shoes may be accepted for visitors and catering crew.1.9 Derrickman’s safety harness layout There shall be permanently installed two derrickman harnesses at the monkeyboard. as specified by the Material Safety Data Sheet. f) In cold areas. c) Leather welder’s gloves shall be used when welding. two lateral “D” rings for the horizontal lines.6 Foot Protection a) Safety boots or safety shoes shall be worn by all personnel at all times in specified areas and outside accommodations and offices.1. 4. adequate thermal clothing shall be worn. b) Whenever there is a risk in encountering an atmosphere immediately dangerous to health. 4.6 meters (2 feet). to hold the derrickman when in working position. c) Neoprene safety boots or over boots shall be worn for chemical protection when handling caustic or corrosive products.1. b) Safety boots shall be preferred to safety shoes for rig personnel. In addition each harness shall have two adjustable horizontal lines. secured to the mast or derrick. a SCBA positive pressure type. d) Rain suits shall be provided in case of rain.8 Anti-fall devices An anti-fall device coupled to a full body safety harness shall be worn at all times by personnel working while exposed to a fall of 2 meters (6 feet) or greater. c) Loose clothes that can be caught in moving machinery must not be worn.mud pit room. shall be worn for personal protection.1.1. 4. Each harness shall be connected to a vertical anti-fall device (see above).3. • The harness shall be a full body harness with a wide belt. cutting or heating. 38 4. 4. • The vertical anti-fall device shall never be disconnected.1.7 Respiratory Protection a) Appropriate respiratory protection equipment.4 Clothing a) Coveralls worn by all DOSECC personnel working on a rig. use of oil-based mud or use of completion fluids. face shields and rubber gauntlets shall be worn when handling caustic or corrosive product. 4.3.

4. 4. It shall be located at an unobstructed level that allows a quick and safe escape. 4. allowing the derrickman to evacuate from the racking platform level. • The device shall be of a controlled descent type.2. and every 3 months thereafter. chemical attack. but shall be secured by a simple and easily releasable latch. • The saddle and carriage shall not be tied to the derrick.1.remove his harness). 4.3. 39 .3. • The saddle shall be positioned at racking platform level in such a manner that the user may safely access it without risk of falling. so as to be ready for immediate use. as per Manufacturer’s instructions. LIFEBOATS 4. which shall be regularly inspected and maintained in constant state of readiness. 4.3. Lifeboats inspections shall be carried out visually every week.2. grease.2.6 Load testing shall be done with sack material or water bags only.9 All safety pins or other safety devices used to avoid accidental release of the boat shall be checked monthly All rigs shall be equipped with the necessary life saving equipment. • The test shall be carried out using a dead weight. in case of an emergency. or other agent: therefore fiberglass cabinets are recommended.2 Life saving equipment shall be protected as much as possible against corrosion.3 Launching instructions shall be displayed near the lifeboat loading area and inside the lifeboat.3.4 When the lifeboat is in the stowed position. 4.7 Lifeboats shall be maintained in a continuous state of readiness. it shall be in ready-togo condition.1 The inspection and maintenance of the life saving equipment shall be recorded. • The device shall be installed before spudding the well as per the Manufacturer’s instructions. 4. mast or racking platform. oil. The release mechanism will be of the “on-load” type. and using a checklist every month.3.2.10 Derrickman’s escape device Each rig shall have at least one escape device. • A test shall be done whenever the device is installed. Under NO CONDITION shall crewmen be used for a load test. dust. 4. • The landing point shall be as far as possible from the well center.2. Life Saving Equipment or when the harness is to be replaced.3. and during abandonment drills.5 The safety pendants shall be attached when a person is working on the lifeboat or winches.3.

They shall be donned properly and returned to their respective stowage place after use. or be replaced.14 Inflatable life rafts shall be serviced every 12 months by an approved servicing station.2. in order to allow the raft to be released and inflated automatically in case of vessel sinking.2. Length of the painter line. 4. Special attention shall be given to the replacement and proper hook up of the weak link. INFLATABLE LIFE RAFTS 4. The manual release of the life raft shall not require more than one person for operation.18 Liife jackets shall be available on each offshore rig and inland water rig. 40 • • • • Number of people who can be embarked. 4. 4.list. Validity date.22 Life jackets shall be inspected at least once a year. 4. and spare units in closed and labeled containers located in the vicinity of the lifeboat stations (life raft for inland water rig).2.3. WORK VESTS 4. Number of life jackets shall not be less than 150% of the maximum allowable persons on board. . 4.2.3. a light and retro-reflective material.3.12 Launching instructions shall be displayed near the life raft station.2.2.21 Life jackets donning instructions shall be posted in conspicuous places.2.2.3. • Serial number. 4. life rafts shall be installed in elevated position so that they do not lie in pooled water and to allow existing draining holes to perform correctly.16 The life raft container shall be marked with: • Rig’s name • Manufacturer’s name.3. 4. 4.20 The life jackets shall be stowed inside each bed room (one per bed).17 The life rafts shall be visually inspected every week.3. and inspected monthly using a check.19 They shall be fitted with a whistle firmly secured by a cord.2. LIFE JACKETS 4.10 The release lever shall be painted in red and marked “DANGER – LEVER DROPS BOAT”.2. When hydrostatic release cannot be manually operated. 4.3.during Preventive Maintenance task for condition and correct positioning.3.3. Maximum permitted height of stowage above the waterline.13 Installed inflatable life rafts shall be attached to the rig with a hydrostatic release and a weak link connected to the painter line. All personnel shall be familiar with the launching procedures.15 Hydrostatic release shall also be serviced at the same time by an approved station.2.3. a quickrelease device shall be installed.23 Sufficient number of work vests with reflective material shall be provided on each offshore rig and inland water rig.3. or more frequently if deemed necessary.

2.3. 4.3.3. It shall only be removed for emergencies and annual inspections.2. Each person shall don a training suit at least once a year. RADIO LIFESAVING APPLIANCES 4.4 Electrical 4.31 When immersion suits are on board.2.3. so as to mark the approximate position and assist in rescue operation.2. even if the person cannot reach it. not at him.26 The work vests shall be returned to labeled stowage containers after use. 4.30 At least two (2) suits shall be designated for training purpose only.29 One suit shall be stowed at each bunk and the remainder shall be properly stowed near the lifeboat station.3.2. 4.2. in order to be easily and quickly thrown over the side.27 The work vests shall be inspected weekly. 4. 4.24 A work vest shall be worn whenever working over the side.1. 4.1 Electrical Equipment for Classified Areas 4.3. The person’s name and the date shall be documented. 4.34 At least four (4) life buoys shall have a flashing water-operated light.1 Classified areas 41 .39 Two portable VHF units shall be available on the rig so that they can be rapidly placed in any lifeboat or life raft.2. below the main deck. IMMERSION SUITS 4.25 Work vest shall be adjusted to the wearer’s size arid securely fastened. 4.3. 4. the life jackets shall be worn during the abandonment drill.2. at least two (2) life buoys shall be fitted with a buoyant lifeline having a minimum length of 30 meters.38 Each offshore rig or inland water rig shall be provided with at least one (1) line-throwing appliance.3. of which at least two (2) shall have buoyant smoke signals.2.2. 4.37 If a person falls overboard. whichever is the greater. or anywhere a person could fall overboard.3.4.35 In addition to the above.2.3.28 All rigs in cold water areas shall be equipped with enough immersion suits for at least 150% coverage of personnel.2. and the immersion suit carried by each person. 4. LIFE BUOYS 4.36 A life buoy shall never be permanently tied or attached to the rig in any way. or twice the distance from the stowage location to the waterline.32 The immersion suit shall not be removed from the bag during the drill.4. a life buoy shall be thrown near him.4.3. 4.3. LINE THROWING APPARATUS 4.33 Each offshore rig and inland water rig shall have at least eight (8) life buoys.

2. The classified areas drawings on each rig shall be defined by the DOSECC Research and Engineering Department. Zone 2 In which an explosive gas/ mixture is not likely to occur in normal operation and if it occurs.4. 4.2.1. 4. Before performing any work on such equipment.4.1 A work permit shall be obtained prior to commencing potentially hazardous work on any electrical equipment or electrically driven equipment. 4. Nonhazardous area: manned or unmanned areas in which an explosive gas/mixture will not occur in normal operations.4. it shall be locked out and corresponding switchgear panel tagged. Note: a “Zone 0” is also defined as a zone where an explosive gas/air mixtures are continuously present or present for long periods.2 Electrical lockouts All DOSECC rigs shall have clearly identified hazardous areas.1. All combustion engines operated within a zone 2 area shall be equipped with: • spark arresting system on exhaust (or spark arrestor silencer) • quick shut • off device acting on fuel supply and/ or air intake manifold Engines permanently located within a zone 2 area will be equipped with a flameproof starter (air).3 Combustion engines located inside zone 2 42 All electrical equipment or electrically driven components will have lockout safety switches.4. 4.2 Equipment suitable for classified areas Electrical equipment shall comply with flag authority and API specifications for each of the classified areas.4. Additional Clients requirements shall be referred to DOSECC Engineering for review.2 A test shall be performed on the isolated equipment to verify that the isolation is effective.4. will exist only for a short time. 4.3 Grounding circuit Land rig loads connected to electrical supply shall be grounded immediately when set on location. 4. .All electrical equipment installed in a classified area shall have a correct type of protection. Fuel tanks shall also be grounded. Definition of classified areas: Zone 1 In which an explosive gas/ mixture is likely to occur in normal operations. to prevent accidental activation.

3 All open ended high pressure relief lines shall be secured. the PIC or his designate shall verify that the grounding circuit is modified accordingly.3. Care shall be taken to ensure that no low-pressure fittings are 43 .5 4.3.3. it can be made using a galvanized grating in a 1 meter deep pit.5.e.5 High pressure chicksan lines shall be snubbed at each joint as well as the discharge end to prevent violent swinging in the event of a sudden release of pressure. 4.4. and resistance measured at the installation and once a month thereafter. 4. and retested. i. 4. the grating being placed on a bed of sand.1.5. Snubbing of chicksan lines 4.6 All high pressure lines shall be equipped with high pressure fittings of equivalent rating. 4. high pressure means equal to or above 7.7 For each location.3.4. Information shall be recorded. The place will be kept wet for a good conductivity.5.4. 4.4 High-pressure rigid piping shall not be modified without following DOSECC procedures for modification.1.1.3 The grounding diagram shall be of a “loop” type.5.4.4. but limited to 125 mm2.000 kPa (1.1 Each land rig shall have a ohmeter capable to measure the resistance of the grounding circuit. 4.2 The grounding circuit shall be visually inspected every week. 4. and well head as soon as practical. High pressure fittings 4.000 psi) working pressure.1 As a guideline. the continuity of the grounding circuit will still be maintained even if one conductor is severed. 4.3. which shall not exceed 20 ohms.2 Rigid piping shall be tightly clamped so as to minimize vibrations.3.6 The grounding cable shall have a section equal to the largest conductor.4. 4.4 The ground connection will be the rat-hole on the rig-site at the beginning of the operations. 4.4. removing or moving a skid.1 Pressure High Pressure Lines and Fittings High Pressure Line Snubbing All connections on high-pressure surface circulation lines shall be snubbed with adequate means to prevent them from swinging or kicking in case of sudden release of pressure. the grounding diagram shall be conspicuously displayed. 4.3. 4.4.9 On all rigs.5. 4. and covered by a bed of salt and followed by a top coat of sand.5.8 Any time the rig or camp layout is modified either by adding. on campsite.1. the ground fault detection system shall be in compliance with the Research and Engineering standards.5 The skids grounding connections shall be rustproof (stainless steel bolts are recommended).

3.3.3 Pressure vessels shall be tested preferably hydraulically.5. SCBA cylinders 3 years for fiber wound cylinders Other pressure vessels: as per Manufacturer’s recommendations.6. weld on type connections shall be used.valve shall be tested prior to starting a Drill Stem Test.1Compressed air shall not be used for cleaning a person’s body.5.2. with the exception of the routine operation of the bulk system.ever installed in high pressure lines.2 Each pressure relief mechanism shall be tested annually or following any repair. Each rig shall have a listing of the pressure vessels on the rig.5. and a pressure gauge.000 kPa (3.000 psi) working pressure.1 Pressure vessels include both high and low pressure vessels.5. 4.5. showing the following information: • Safe working pressure / Date of last pressure vessel inspection and test • Pressure Relief Valves setting / Date of last relief valve test Isolation valves shall never be installed between an air relief valve and air pressure vessel. Pneumatic testing is extremely dangerous and shall be avoided when at all possible.5.2.3. 4. equipped with a pressure relief mechanism.2 Pressure Vessels 4.5. 4. A check valve shall be located at the burner end of the flare boom airline. 4. Sweeping surfaces to remove debris is authorized with adequate nozzle.3.3 The main air system supplying the rig shall not be connected to the flare boom. 4. and retested after any repair. Mud pumps relief lines Refer to 4. They shall be regularly inspected.8.5. or modification.6 4. For replacing or repairing damaged high pressure lines rated more that 21.6 4.2 The use of compressed air for clearing a blocked line or pipe is prohibited. coming from a dedicated air compressor directly piped to the flare boom.5.3 • • • 5 years for portable fire extinguishers. 4. Compressed air All pressure vessels (pneumatic or hydraulic) shall be factory made and certified. Such check.1 Manual and Mechanical Lifting Lifting Equipment 44 .4 The period between two pressure tests shall be : Compressed air may be used only with pneumatic tools and equipment designed for its use. 4. The air supply to the flare boom shall be independent from the rig air. 4.2.

1. will be color-coded.6. It shall contain the line certificate of origin.2 A register of existing lifting equipment shall be established and kept updated. . Plate lifting clamps should be used to lift/handle steel plates. 4. in order to easily identify the lifting gear currently in use.1.1.1. Other lifting equipment will only be permitted after a successful documented load test.5 Non factory built or certificated lifting equipment shall be load tested to 2 times the safe working load.1.1.13 A drilling line record shall be available on all rigs and kept under the PIC’s responsibility. The color “red” shall not be selected except to identify unfit equipment. This test will be witnessed by the PIC and recorded in the lifting gear register.1.1. a different color shall be used.1. Only equipment found fit for purpose during inspection by the approved person.6.1 The SWL (Safe Working Load) shall be marked on all lifting equipment.6. The weight indicator shall be maintained and calibrated.6 A color coding system shall be in force on all rigs and worksites.1.6.1. 4.4 Lifting equipment shall be inspected thoroughly by an approved person every six month. service date. After each 6 monthly inspection.6. 4. Any lifting equipment incorrectly colorcoded shall not be used. 4. Lifting hooks 4. 4.15 No part of the drilling line shall be in direct contact with the metal components of the rig floor mast or block guards.6. 4.9 Positive locking hooks shall be used when lifting casing by the box and pin ends with a crane.3 Wire rope clips or grips shall never be used on man riding equipment.14 The line-pull reading shall be available at all time by means of a certified weight indicator. 4. 4.6.10 Whenever a risk exists to release the load if the sling is slacked off. The use of hooks on tuggers is forbidden. and recorded in the lifting gear register.6.12 Shackles used for a permanent connection shall have the pin secured.1.6. 45 4. 4. or any other parts that may damage the cable. slipping and cutting details.Factory-built and certificated lifting equipment will be used on all rigs and worksites. a shackle should be used instead of the hook. as well as record of inspections. 4.7 All certificates covering lifting equipment shall be safeguarded and filed under the responsibility of the PIC.8 Rig floor tugger lines used for picking-up and laying-down tubular shall be equipped with a shackle and a ball bearing swivel of adequate SWL.6.6. 4.6.1.

7 Tag lines shall be used to control the movement of any load handled by the crane.2. tag lines used and area clear of obstruction and personnel. as well as a panoramic rearview mirror.).6 The crane operator shall only lift a load after confirming that the load is properly slung.4 Crane operators shall be able to clearly communicate with the handling crew. running heavy casing.6. The indicator shall give a clear and continuous warning when approaching the rated capacity of the crane. 4. Rigs equipped with motion compensators and/or power swivels shall hang the block with certificated safety pendants prior to slip and cut line.17 A visual inspection shall be carried out by the PIC or his designate. 4.4. and after an operation involving work that may have caused extra wear and tear of the line (jarring. 4.. B or C fires .6. A VHF radio system shall be installed. It is the duty of the Crane Operator to know the weight of each cargo before proceeding to the lift.19 Cutting drilling line will be done using a cable cutter (preferably hydraulic type).6. Should the crane operator receive instructions/signals from more than one person at a time.18 Use of the weight of the drill string to facilitate slipping of the line is strictly forbidden.1 Cranes shall be fitted with a minimum of: • • • • • • • 46 Load / radius charts Weight indicators on the load line Radius indicator An over boom stop An under boom stop A block saver on the load and fast line A portable fire-extinguisher for class A.5 The crane signaling. 4.1.8 It is the responsibility of the crane operator to ensure that the lifting DOSECC cranes or subcontracted cranes shall comply with HSE standards and shall be operated only by approved crane operators. Only one (1) man shall give signals to the crane operator. he shall stop the operation.16 Splicing of the drilling line is strictly prohibited. Where not possible.6. 4.2.1. 4..1. They shall not be operated without outriggers deployed.2. There shall be a common set of crane signals in use by all banks man and crane operators on each rig.6.2 Offshore cranes shall be equipped with a “load watcher”. 4. giving a continuous indication of the hook load and rated load for each radius.2. a banks man shall remain in his direct sight to give signals. is recommended. 4.3 Mobile cranes shall be equipped with an audible alarm and a flashing light while in transit.6. found in the accompanying chart.2 Cranes 4.2.2. 4. fishing. The load should remain in his direct sight.

6.6. Tubulars shall be stored and handled safely.6.6.5 No one shall be hoisted into the derrick/mast while the drill-string is rotating and/or the blocks are in motion. 4.6 No one shall be hoisted using pod line tensionners or any other tensionners. 4. sling or load. 4.2 Draw works catheads shall not be used for lifting personnel or equipment.4 Personnel shall not ride the elevators and links either up or down derrick. 4.6. 47 .3.1 Picking-up and laying-down of tubulars shall always be done using a lifting cap shackled on the lifting line.3.3. If not possible. 4.3.3 The person being lifted should always remain in the sight of the operator of the lifting device.6. or a single-joint elevator.assembly includes an adequately rated weak link.1 A certified “man-riding” tugger shall be used when lifting personnel.6. The person operating the lifting machinery shall be an approved operator.3 Personnel Lifting 4. 4.6. Personnel shall not ride on a crane’s hook. he shall be directed by an experienced banks man.4 Handling and Storage of tubulars Lifting of personnel shall only be performed using equipment that complies with HSE standards.3. 4.6. 4.4.3.

(0. to allow the derrickman to put it on before starting to walk on the platform.4.8 When making-up or breaking-out drill collars.5. 4.5. when not used.6 New derrickman starting to work for the first time at the monkey-board shall be assisted by an experienced derrickman or the assistant driller. 4. personnel shall stay clear of the lines when the tension is applied to the tongs.6. 4. Hands shall never be All rigs shall follow HSE procedures on tripping tubulars. 4. The derrickman shall verbally confirm this to the driller. shall always be located at the entrance of the monkeyboard.6. Use of open hooks is prohibited. 4.7 The monkey-board shall be equipped with an air or hydraulic winch operated from the platform.2 The derrickman leaving the monkey-board shall take off his harness .4 While transferring tubulars.6 Each stand of drill pipe being hoisted from the rig floor set back area shall be restrained using a rope.1 The derrickman’s safety harness(es). 4.3 While picking-up.6. 4.5.7 Pipe racks will be fitted with stoppers at both ends.5 The blocks shall not be moved until the driller ensures that the derrickman has the safety harness on and properly secured. or be monitored by the driller using a TV system. Elevators and tag lines used. Making-up/Breaking out connections 4.5.5 Joints of drill-pipe that are to be added to or removed from the drill string shall not be allowed to remain in the mouse hole while hoisting or lowering pipe during a trip. the floormen shall grasp the elevator horns and the elevator links approximately 20 in.6.4. 4.6.6. All personnel shall clear the rotary table. Sheaves used for the winch cable shall be properly secured to a fixed part of the mast/derrick.4 The monkey-board shall remain visible to the driller.4.4. 4.4.6. the vee-door stairs shall not be used by personnel.5. no one is permitted inside a pipe bin. either with a foot pedal or with a remote control panel.6. Tripping Tubulars Derrickman only when reaching the exit of the monkey-board. 4.4 meters) up on the elevator links. as the pipe is lifted. Derrickman’s hoist 4.5. laying-down tubulars. 4.6.2 Any tubular lifted up horizontally shall be slung at both ends. or between pipe racks.3 When the derrickman is changing out. the blocks shall be lowered and remain in the vicinity of the drill floor.4.6.9 When tripping in or out of the hole. 4. Manual Slips 4.5. Rabbiting Tubular 4. Core recovery from a core barrel .20 When setting the drill bit into a bit breaker. Feet shall be kept away from beneath the pipe at any time.23 Protectors shall not be thrown from the drill-floor. 4.11 When finishing a trip or a connection. The rotary slips shall be set by using the handles with hands palms up.22 Down-hole tools removed from the drill-string shall not be allowed to fall onto the rig floor.16 Compressed air shall not be used for rabbiting tubular.6. Bottom-hole assembly 4.14 Pipe shall be racked by pushing against the outer face of the pipe when setting it back. Appropriate nonslip material shall be used around the rotary table. the stands shall be secured with ropes or gates at the racking platform.6.24 Insert bowls shall be handled one at a time with the appropriate pair of hooks.6.19 A drill collar clamp secured to a drill collar shall not be left on the drill collar over head height. the rotary slips shall be set back well clear of the rotary table.6.17 When rabbiting the drill pipe.6. While the bit and collar are guided into the bit breaker opening feet shall not be used to adjust the lock on the bit breaker at that time.5.12 Floor shall be kept slipfree through regular cleaning. Racking drill pipe 4. crewmen shall face away from the pipe rack to avoid possible eye injury. knees and hands shall not be placed on the underside of a drillcollar clamp while the clamp is being tightened onto a drill-collar in the rotary table.6.21 Formation accumulations shall be cleaned from all BHA components as being hoisted through the rotary table.6.5.15 After being racked in the mast/ derrick. Removing & installing master bushing insert bowls 4. 4.5. hands shall not be placed on the bit breaker.6. Storage of drill pipe thread protectors 4.5. on or around the link eyes where elevators can pinch. Safety clamp 4. nor used as a mean of lifting. but shall be stored in appropriate racks or containers. 4. Changing bit 4. Handling down-hole tools 4. to prevent them from moving.13 The driller’s view of the rotary table and set back area should not be obstructed at any time.5.5.18 Feet.6. Drill-floor housekeeping 4. It is forbidden to kick the slips into the rotary table bowl.

1. 4.1.7. 4.7. They shall attach their safety lines to the A-frame and not the mast.10 Personnel shall not stand beneath the mast as it is raised or lowered.7.1 Each casing stabbing board shall be designed with two independent locking devices: • One primary locking device that operates when the lifting mechanism is not operating (command in neutral position) .7. 4.7 The anti fall devices shall allow at least two persons to be in the derrick/mast simultaneously.1 Derrick and Mast Derrick and Mast Structure Derrick and mast shall be inspected and maintained.6.7.7. The check list shall be signed by the driller and handedover to the PIC. and monthly by the PIC.25 Hands or feet shall never be placed under the core barrel opening when removing a core from the core barrel.7.7. and before lowering or raising the mast. and prevents the casing board from free falling. • One secondary locking device that operates if the hoisting mechanism fails. 4. • These devices shall be tested prior to being used.2. 4.1.2 Casing Stabbing Board Casing stabbing board shall be inspected and maintained.2 In addition to the above a safety harness connected to a fall arrestor shall be available at the casing board.5 Structural repair. 4. The fall 50 .6 Anyone climbing up the derrick/ mast shall inform the driller. 4.4 Any defect shall be immediately reported to the PIC and corrective action initiated.7. 4. Inspection shall be recorded into the Daily Drilling Report in use. alteration or modification shall be carried out following the DOSECC procedures for modifications.8 No one shall be permitted to ride the mast as it is being raised or lowered.7.2 The same inspection as above shall be performed after jarring. 4.1. this locking device may be an intrinsically built-in brake. when drilling conditions generate heavy vibrations. 4.7 4.2. 4.1. 4.1.1 Derrick and mast shall be visually inspected at least weekly by the driller or his designate.9 Personnel inserting connector pins for the mast and A-frame shall remain off the A-frame until the mast is in position. An appropriate check list shall be used for this inspection.1. Erecting / lowering / dismantling masts 4.1.

4. covers.7.3.3. Signs shall be posted.8. guarded. and when made of wood. 4.7. covered with wire mesh.3 Equipment installed in the derrick/ mast 4.1 The use of pictogram type signs is recommended to identify hazards within restricted areas. barriers.7. 4.3. guards and handrails shall be installed to control access to restricted areas. 4. 4.2 All the hinged sections of the monkey board shall be secured to a fixed point.3 Sheaves hanging in the derrick/ mast shall have a safety sling of a SWL capacity equal to at least twice the rating of the corresponding winches. Protected access to the casing stabbing board shall be provided to prevent personnel fall.4 The crown-block shall be protected by bumpers which shall be snubbed.2.7. and located to prevent them from falling on or striking crewmembers. 4. clearly identifying restricted areas.1 Racking platform fingers shall be secured with a safety cable running the length of the finger.1. 4.7.7 Makeshift loose weights shall not be added to the counterbalance weights.arrestor shall be secured to the derrick/ mast.4 The folding platform shall have a reliable system to lock it folded when not in use. 4. to prevent them from falling.6 Tongs counterweights shall be restrained. Restricted Areas All equipment installed in the derrick/mast shall be secured with a safety line of an appropriate size and strength.2.7.2 Protection Fencing and Barriers Fences.3 The fall arrestor shall be of an inertia reel type to accommodate the traveling up or down of the casing operator on the casing stabbing board.8 Hazardous Condition and Operations 4. 4.7.3. 51 .7.3.5 Light fixtures installed in the derrick/mast shall be secured with a safety cable. 4. Removable casing stabbing boards shall be snubbed with safety lines when installed in the derrick/mast. 4.

with a intermediate rail and toe board.8.7 Chains shall not be used as permanent handrail. One (1) full harness with lifeline per person. Confined spaces and tank entry procedures shall be complied with.L. • • • • • 52 .2. 4. In urban or inhabited zones.8 All stairways shall be provided with handrails and non skid treads.2.1 The following equipment shall be available for confined space and tank entry : • A portable gas detector capable to continuously monitoring the oxygen content. a zone extending to minimum 15 meters (50 ft. An explosion-proof air exhaust fan (electrical or air operated). and L.2 For onshore operations. walkways.2.E.8.2.10 Any hot pipe work or surfaces which could cause burns to personnel shall be guarded. or similar system. Accessories to allow remote detection. A portable tripod with a combined fall arrestor-retrieving winch. H2S content.) high. Stairs 4. Vee-door 4.9 All exposed moving parts of machinery shall be guarded. Confined Spaces and Tank Entry No one shall enter a confined workspace without a permit. barriers shall be erected around all pits.8. except during picking-up or laying down operations.8.1 Onshore. which shall remain closed.4. 4.3 Barriers shall be installed around openings presenting risk of personnel fall. Signs.8.8.2. raised floors. and on any work platform over 1 meter (3 feet) in height.8. • • • 4. Guarding 4. drilling slot.8. Explosion-proof radio communication set.2.2. A minimum of two (2) explosionproof portable lights.6 Handrails shall be at least 1. Handrails 4.8.3 4. 4.) radius from the wellbore shall be designated restricted area and treated as such. Toe board to be not less than 10 cm (4 in. 4. jacket.4 Fixed handrails with toe board shall be installed on all decks.2 meters (4 feet) high.2. the complete location should be enclosed to control the personnel and vehicles access.11 The vee-door shall be equipped with a safety gate. 4. One 30 minutes SCBA per person.8.5 Removable handrails shall be positioned around the moon-pool. and similar areas.

8. all over the side work shall not be permitted without a work permit. 4. floatation device shall be worn by personnel.8.5.8. 4. 4.8. If no MSDS is available. 4.12 Fuel-tanks and crude oil tanks shall not be entered without District Manager approval.8. 53 .6 A standby man shall be appointed at the entry site and be in contact with a control point (and with the personnel entering the confined space if possible).3.9 Adequate tools and PPE shall be worn.4 Working Over Water On offshore rigs and inland water rigs.5.3. the product shall not be used until the MSDS information is provided.3. 4.2 The PIC or his designate shall ensure that personnel working with hazardous substances are made aware of MSDS handling requirements.2 Before completely removing the fastening devices on a confined space.5. 4. the internal pressure shall be checked and vented if necessary.8.3.13 No hot work shall be performed on the periphery of tanks used for the 4. and that the MSDS is provided. 4. All valves leading to the confined space shall be identified and mechanically/electrically isolated.3. 4.3 The storage of all hazardous substances shall be in accordance with MSDS.8.8.storage of volatile liquids or gas without.3. 4.8.8 Not less than two (2) persons shall be in the confined space at any time.8.3.1 The PIC or his designate shall verify that any chemical received on the rig is properly labeled on its container. Hazardous Substances Handling and Storage Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) shall be provided on each rig for each type of chemical used. 4.8. 4. 4. 4.4 Suitable first aid equipment and/ or fire-fighting equipment in accordance with MSDS shall be located in the vicinity of the handling/storage area.11 Permanent ventilation shall be in force during the entire entry period. In case of doubt and suspected presence of water.7 A tally of the persons inside shall be maintained by the standby man at the entry site.3 Sounding of the tank shall be done before entering inside. 4.8.5 The area shall be ventilated and tested for safe entry.10 The atmosphere shall be continuously monitored with the portable gas detector.

4. 4.8.2 The relief valve and the lines shall be securely clamped to a fixed support.3 In order to prevent accidental firing of explosives due to electromagnetic phenomena. the following precautions shall be taken.8. covering the procedures for operations.2 The restricted area shall be defined.8. 4.7.8. the drill floor and wireline unit shall be declared restricted area.8. hazards and emergencies. 4. 4.2 The driller shall monitor the pit level throughout all the wireline activity.5 Caustic soda or acid shall be always added to water.8.8.1 Each mud-pump shall have a pressure relief safety device. 4. a tool-box meeting shall be held with the crew and the service company doing the work. They shall be covered by a licensed contractor. to allow the residual pressure after isolation of the high pressure circuit to be safely relieved. Caustic soda shall never be mixed to the mud through the hoppers. prior to rigging up perforating guns: • Radio silence shall be established. Result of the inspection shall be recorded in the PMS file. The installation shall be configured to allow self draining of mud from the relieve valve.1 Prior to commencing well perforating operations. installed and maintained. 4.8.6. 4. • Effects of electric generators and any active cathode protection systems on the rig shall be discussed with the . a meeting shall be held with all personnel involved.8.3 Bleed off valve shall be installed on the discharge piping of the pump. 4. There shall be a means of communication between the wireline unit and drill floor. and never the contrary.8. Weld-on union connections are recommended.7.4 The relief line pipe shall be made of a schedule 80 pipe. • Electric welding shall be stopped.8.5.8 Well Perforating Perforating activities shall be carried out in accordance with DOSECC safety and well control procedures. An announcement shall be made over the public address when the operation starts. such as a spring-loaded safety valve. a rupture disk or equivalent.6 Mud Pumps Relief Lines Mud pumps shall be equipped with relief valves and bleed off devices. 4.8.1 During wireline operations. 4. A yearly visual inspection of the system shall be carried out. 54 Prior to conducting a wireline operation.8.6.7 Wireline Operations 4.6.

5 Announcements shall be made over the public address system on commencement and upon completion of perforating operation. etc. the perforation should be done during day light to avoid unnecessary risk increase due to darkness.9. including: • • • • • • • • Engine oil level Engine cooling fluid level Tires condition and pressure Automotive lights Spare tire and jack Automotive documents Windscreen wipers and reservoir Desert driving kit when applicable 4.8. 4.. telemetry).perforating Contractor. all potential sources of electromagnetic radiations shall be shut down. 4. measurement of power lines height shall be done using remote means only (like trigonometry.2 Each qualified driver shall conduct a daily inspection of his automotive.9.6 If high surface pressure.8. indicating the mileage and the maintenance performed.8.1 Each automotive shall have a road-book.9.8.9. 4.9.8. H2S or other problem is anticipated. 4. 4.1.9 Rig Moves nighttime only if a satisfactory illumination is available.3 Each DOSECC automotive shall have a qualified driver approved.1. rescue.4 Perforating activities should not be carried out during electrical storms or very high winds. 4.9 4. Prior to starting any rig move. by the 55 .9. Normal work shall only resume when the perforating equipment is rigged down and the work permit is closed. search.8.8.5 For land rigs.1. When not feasible during daylight.8.8.1 The meeting shall review the scope of the work.9.3 Critical tasks involving heavy lifting and work overhead should be planned by daylight.8. 4. 4. • In case of doubt.9.4 Communication systems shall be fully operational and the Emergency Response Plan shall cope with potential restrictions: transports.1 Automotive Safety DOSECC Automotives DOSECC automotives shall be regularly inspected and maintained. 4. a pre-move meeting shall be held between all parties involved.. and shut down if necessary. as far as possible. 4.2 The minutes of the meeting shall be available to the PIC. they could be authorized by the PIC during 4.

p.3 g/l).10. 4. driving a DOSECC automotive under influence of .3 Driving speed shall not exceed in any case: • • • • Paved roads outside built up areas 75 m. either onshore or offshore.9. and installed whenever possible.h.4 Any automotive found unsafe following the automotive safety check shall be immediately removed from service until necessary repairs are carried out.3. 4.4 Driving at night should be avoided if possible 4.2 Seat Belts DOSECC automotives shall be driven by approved persons holding a valid driving license recognized by the local authority.2 Unauthorized possession or use of drugs.h. The car or pickup driver is responsible for the condition of the seat belts and for ensuring their use by all passengers prior to starting the engine.1.4 Children under 10 years old shall not be allowed in the front seat. the speed of the automotive shall be limited to 40 m.h. and trained in defensive driving.2. (120 kmph) Gravel roads 45 m. reporting to work. narcotics. 4. alcohol and weapons is not permitted at any of work locations. (50 kmph) Worksite 5 m.h. 4.p.9.9.1.p.2. narcotic or drug is forbidden and shall be liable to disciplinary action. working.9.9. 56 4.h.PIC to be responsible and accountable for it’s condition.1 Driving DOSECC automotives under influence of alcohol (more than 0. 4. 4.9.p.9.1 Drugs.3.1 Seat belts should be of retractable self-locking type.9. 4. (60 km/hour).3 Driving DOSECC Automotives 4.2.p. Alcohol and Weapons 4.1. (5 kmph) In all DOSECC autos. 4. 4.10 General and Miscellaneous 4. 4. The qualified driver shall perform the automotive safety check list bimonthly. front and rear seat belts shall be installed and worn at all times by driver and all passengers.3.10.2 In the event that seat belt installation is not possible. The three points type should be always preferred to the two points type.2 All drivers of DOSECC Automotives shall be named as an authorized driver on DOSECC auto insurance policy.1 It is the responsibility of the District Manager to issue a substance abuse and weapons policy for the operating area.9. (70 kmph) Built up areas 30 m. Furthermore.9.3.

4. lockers and laundries. This information should be presented to the medic upon arrival at the worksite. contracted or otherwise.4 “No smoking” signs shall be posted in areas where smoking is prohibited.7 Refusal by any individual to agree to a search and/or urinalysis screening will result in removal from the rig. is found to have traces of a prohibited substance in his system.1.3 Smoking Smoking will be allowed only in designated areas.10.3.3 All personnel. 4. his or her personal effects.10.1. 4. 4.2 Offshore and inland water rigs: smoking is not allowed outside the living quarters. 4. Any individual who. aircraft and boats.6 Personnel taking prescribed medication must present a statement from their doctor detailing the medication. 4. 4. Land rigs: smoking is only permitted outside the restricted areas. drugs or narcotics is not authorized by DOSECC.All rigs shall have a substance abuse and weapons policy posted in conspicuous places.10.1.3. alcohol. as well as crew change vehicles. 4.10.5 Smoking in bed is prohibited.10. offices and quarters.10.1 The PIC will decide these areas and times. 4. 4. as a result of urinalysis or blood analysis screening. on DOSECC installations may be subject to searches and/or urinalysis screening requested by DOSECC. cold stores.10. Any individual discovered in possession of a prohibited item will be removed from the rig on the first available transportation. lockers.2 Horseplay and Practical Jokes Horseplay or practical jokes are not permitted on any DOSECC worksite. Wearing of Jewelry 57 . DOSECC can also search other areas of its worksites. dry stores.10.4 Swimming and Diving Recreational swimming and diving is prohibited from all rigs.4 These searches may include the person. at any time. may be liable to the disciplinary action.1. reason for use.3 Smoking shall not be allowed in the kitchens.10. desks. 4. 4.8 Drug screening shall be carried out under supervision of a Doctor. and expected duration of the treatment.

58 .6.10.6. they shall be of heat and impact resistant material.2 Steps. ear rings. so the sight glass can be shut off when it is not being read.7 Lube oil and fuel oil tanks shall have level indicator gauges.10.6.1 Exception is made for watches. rather than sight glasses whenever possible. 4.1 Floors. 4.4 All offices and workshops shall be kept clean and clear of scrap. passages and doorways shall be kept clear of obstructions. There shall be a isolation valve at each end. necklaces and bracelets shall not be worn while working on all rigs.6.6. grease and other slippery substances.10. If sight glasses are fitted. 4.10. 4.10.10. workshop and yards.6. steps and stairs shall be kept clean and free from oil.10. walkways. scrap and waste oil shall be placed in the appropriate containers for proper disposal. 4. 4. 4.6 Housekeeping Each worksite shall maintain the highest standards of housekeeping at all times. Escape routes and access to safety equipment shall not be restricted in any way.Finger rings.3 Soiled cleaning materials.6.5 Cargo handling materials shall be stored in a designated area. 4.

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Table of Contents: Section 5 Section 5: Environmental Policies and Procedures 5.3 Rig Site Abandonment Survey 5.4 Environmental Emergency Response Plan 5.6 Business Transaction Environmental Assessment 60 .1 Environmental Protection 5.2 Periodic Environmental Assessment 5.5 Performance Measurement 5.

1 The periodic environmental assessment may be performed using the Environmental Assessment check list.1.1 Each worksite shall make plans to minimize waste and efficiently use natural resources.5 Performance Measurement Every DOSECC rig shall monitor the progress made on waste minimization.5. Generation of waste 5.3 Rig Site Abandonment Survey A land rig location shall not be abandoned without performing a site abandonment survey. 5. Chemical usage 3. Every DOSECC worksite shall have an environmental emergency response plan. 5. . 5.4 Environmental Emergency Response Plan Environmental assessment shall be conducted on every DOSECC worksite at least every two years.5.2 Periodic Environmental Assessment 5. 5.2 It is the responsibility of the HSE Director to initiate the Environmental Assessment which shall be carried out by a formalized inspection team including the HSE Director or his designate.1 Each rig shall define its own preferred methodology to monitor progress. Natural resources / Energy consumption 2.5. These plans will be an integral part of the yearly HSE Plan.3.1 The survey team shall include the PIC or his designate and the survey shall be performed within one week after completion of the rig move. 5.3.2. 5.3 DOSECC proposes the use of the following indicators: 61 5. 5.2 Waste minimization shall be monitored at three different levels: 1. 5.2 The rig site abandonment survey check list shown in annex should be used as a guide.1 Environmental Protection Protection of the environment shall be given due care and consideration while conducting operation on DOSECC worksites.5.3 Any DOSECC action item shall be corrected as soon as feasible and status of all out standings shall be communicated to the Client’s representative and to the Rig Manager at the earliest possibility. 5.3.2. 5.

5. spilled product). INDICATOR 4: Total yearly quantity of C.INDICATOR 1 : Average fuel consumption per meter drilled It is the total fuel consumed in the engines of the rig while under drilling contract divided by the number of meters drilled under same contract.. 62 less the quantity eventually re-cycled. INDICATOR 2 : Quantity of mud used per meter drilled It is the total quantity of mud fabricated and/or received during the drilling of the well minus the eventual quantity of mud reusable on another well. then the following record can be completed.6.C. 5. etc. Unit: Kg 5. INDICATOR 3 : Total lube oil returned / total lube oil consumed It is the total quantity of any type of lubricant (excluding grease) that is sent back to town (including lost product..F. divided by the number of meters drilled. If the 3 above indicators are used.F.6. warehouses and office bases. leasing or vacating any real property used for business purposes including yards.1 DOSECC shall initiate an environmental assessment prior to buying. Halon 1301. .2 DOSECC local management is responsible to contact the HSE organization before performing such assessment. selling. Unit: Liter / meter drilled This value can be reported for each worksite monthly. used. Unit: Dimensionless This value can be reported by each worksite monthly. This value can be reported for each well. product (Chloro-fluoro-carbon) like Freon 12. at the end of the operations.6 Business Transaction Environmental Assessment No real property transactions shall be finalized without full consideration of the conclusion of an environmental assessment report. product consumed It is the total quantity of any type of C. Unit: Liter / meter drilled. divided by the total quantity consumed.C.