OHS Code

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

Section 761 Exits from enclosures

(1) An employer must ensure that a drilling rig, service rig or snubbing unit floor enclosure has exits to ground level that

(a) are located on at least 2 sides of the drilling or service rig floor,

(b) open away from the drill hole, and

(c) have no obstacles that would hinder or prevent a worker who is leaving in an emergency.

(2) An employer must ensure that a pump house enclosure has at least 2 exits leading in different directions to the outside.

(3) An employer must ensure that a catwalk on a drilling rig, service rig or snubbing unit has a stairway at the end farthest from the drill hole.