OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 37 Oil and Gas Wells

Section 767 Brakes

(1) An employer must ensure that a mechanism used to hold the drawworks brakes of a drilling or service rig in the “on” position is designed so that the brakes cannot be accidentally disengaged.

(2) An employer must ensure that the drawworks brakes of a drilling or service rig are tested at the beginning of each crew shift and examined at least weekly to ensure they are in good working order.

(3) Unless drawworks have an automatic feed control, an employer must ensure that drawworks brakes are not left unattended without first being secured in the “on” position.

(4) An employer must ensure that, except during drilling, drawworks controls are not left unattended while the hoisting drum is in motion.