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Health and Safety of Onshore oil Well drilling (Unayzah well in Saudi Arabia)
Engineering and Construction
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Name: Course: Date: Health and Safety of Onshore oil Well drilling (Unayzah well in Saudi Arabia) Oil well drilling is a risky activity, considering the nature of health and safety concerns surrounding this activity. Therefore, there are some important guidelines that are applied to enhance the health and safety of the people involved in this activity, while reducing the risks involved.
Therefore, the following are the major safety and health guidelines that should be adhered to, to safeguard the lives of those people involved in the activity and reduce the adverse environmental impacts that this activity can causes. Travelling to the Site Travelling to the site entails all the safety details that concern the whole journey process. Thus, the major step to ensuring safety, is to ensure that the drivers taking the drilling team to the site are licensed by the relevant authorities (ERDSG, 2005 p31). Considering that different machineries have different driving characteristics, every driver should be well experienced in handling particular machinery. The new drivers should be inducted with the help of the experienced drivers (SISG, 1993 p32). All the workers should understand the dimensions of the machinery they are handling, including their speed limits, length, width and load capacity. Before making the main journey, a pre-trip test should be done to verify that all the machineries are in good condition (ERDSG, 2005 33). Certification Requirements The drilling team should determine the required permits and certification by the relevant authority such as the local, state or the federal authorities. ...
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