Written by Ian Speer - read more about some of the safety issues you could face and how to address them.Read More
Safety information and collaboration forum for the exploration drilling industry in Southern Africa.
Filtering by Category: Vol 4.2
Written by Ian Speer - read about some of the safest ways to achieve lowest hose costs while minimising the operating risks to personnel, plant and the environment.Read More
High pressure air is a potentially lethal hazard - read about the most effective restraints.Read More
A driller was severely injured when a burst hose propelled a large piece of equipment at him. This hazard alert is important as it illustrates just how powerful a burst air hose can be.
This hazard alert is part of our Technical Series on Compressor and Air Hose Safety. Click here for an outline of the entire Compressor and Air Hose Safety Series. Other hazard alerts can be viewed here.
A high-pressure air hose burst on a surface exploration drill rig while the driller was attempting to clear a blockage in the hose. The burst hose propelled the sample collection cyclone towards the driller who was operating the drill rig. The cyclone struck the driller with force. The driller sustained severe bruising to his body and back and could have been seriously injured or killed.
Read more about the causes of this incident and the recommendations for prevention in this report compiled by Mineral Resources, New South Wales.
Other articles in Part 1 of the Compressor and Air Hose Safety Series
A terrifying look at the effects of using a whip check versus a hose sock. The difference could be a life.Read More
CCTV cameras caught an unbelievable compressor explosion.Read More