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What does a drilling contractor toolpusher typically take responsibility for?
(Question asked by Susan Barrie)
The responsibilities of the Contractor Toolpusher include:
- The operation of an effective Permit to Work system, either Company’s or Contractor’s.
- The investigation of all recordable incidents, the enactment of measures to avoid recurrence, and the dissemination of pertinent information to all relevant personnel.
- The quality of safety checks and inspections carried out by his subordinates.
- The chairing of weekly safety meetings.
- The briefing of his subordinate supervisors and his office based management.
- Liaison with the Drilling Supervisor on Health, Safety, and Environmental matters.
- Logging the implementation and effectiveness of safety related drills and exercises.
- Implementing his company’s safety plans and procedures.
- Ensure that the drillstring tally is kept correct and up to date.
- Maintain the rig and its equipment with a proper preventative maintenance programme.
- Ensure that equipment deficiencies are sorted out in good time, and keep the Drilling Supervisor informed regarding the status of such deficiencies.
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