DrillSafe Home April 2018
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DEPTH CAPACITY OF DRILL RIGS
These articles examine how manufacturers specifications can be misleading. The articles clear up some of the confusion around these specifications and provides you with solutions to ensure your drill rig operates within its legal limitations.
Previous articles discussed some legal aspects of hoisting operations and posed the question "Does your drill rig comply with legal requirements?" This article examines this question in more detail.
Manufacturers of hydraulic longstroke drills specify the depth capacity of their rigs in different ways and since these drills can pull drill rods in two ways, these specifications can be confusing. In this article I try to make sense of what the specifications mean.
things you need to know
The primary objective of DrillSafe is to improve understanding of drill site hazards through information sharing. Sharing the learning from incidents and accidents that occur on drill sites is one of the ways we share information.
The below three accidents occurred in the past month - we have not been officially informed of these accidents but preliminary information has been passed to us. DrillSafe feels it completely necessary to share this information with you to ensure 'zero repeats'.