OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 761 Exits from enclosures

Subsection 761(1)

If a rig floor is enclosed, an exit to ground level must be provided on at least two sides of the enclosure in addition to one from the doghouse.

If a rig floor is enclosed, the exit doors must open outwards in a direction away from the drill hole and must not be held closed with a lock or an outside latch while workers are on the rig floor.

Subsection 761(2)

The pump house must have two doors leading in two different directions to the outside, placed as far apart as practicable.

Subsection 761(3)

No explanation required.