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The HSE RIG PASS program was designed to educate candidates about safety hazards they may face in an oil and gas environment. During training, the course focuses heavily on the dangers involved while working on a rig. Candidates are educated on important safety measures, as well as the importance of accountability when faced with potential hazards.
Once the candidates complete the HSE RIG PASS program, they will have met the basic requirements set forth by safety and training professionals in the drilling industry. A RIG PASS card will be awarded to each candidate upon completion.
All candidates who attend this course must pass a test at the end to receive a RIG PASS card.
Is the qualification recognized?
The IADC HSE Rig Pass is accepted world-wide in the oil and gas upstream sector.
What does the qualification cover?
Curriculum Outline

I. General Safety

A. Principles
1. Employee safe work practices are a condition of employment
2. Workplace Injuries are preventable
3. Lead through example
4. Safety is important both on and off the job
5. Each individual's safety performance has a direct bearing on his/her employer's ability to work in the industry
6. Workplace injuries are costly
7. Attitude is contagious
B. Alcohol and Drug Policies
1. Defined/where posted Service Contractor E&P Operator (if different)
2. Searches and seizures
3. Testing
4. Reporting of prescription medications
C. Firearms and Weapons Policy
D. Personal Conduct
1. No horseplay or practical jokes
2. Observe Smoking Restrictions
3. Practice respect for co-workers
4.No ethnic, racial, religious or sexual harassment jokes
5.No profanity
6.No excessive noise
7.Proper dress on and off duty
8.Attend to personal hygiene
E. General Worksite Safety
1. Pre-job planning meeting
2. Site and unit specific orientation Signs and tags
F. Tools
1. Inspect before use
2. Take unfit tools out of service
3. Use appropriate tools for the
4. Alternative cutting tools<
G. Housekeeping
1. Importance
2. Proper storage
3. Walkways and aisles
4. Spills and trip hazards
5. On the job
6. Signs, cones, banners and barricades
H. Communications, Chain of Command
1. Service contractor supervisor
2. Operator supervisor
I. Reporting and Investigating Incidents
1. General procedures
Bodily injury and first aid
Property damage
Vehicle accidents
Near miss event
Uncontrolled and/or unauthorized release to the environment
Potential hazardous conditions
2.Purpose of accident investigation
J. Land Transportation (As Applicable)
1. Vehicle condition
2. Driving practices
Motor vehicle laws
Defensive driving
Vehicle safety restraints

II. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

A. Determining What PPE Is Needed
1. Employee orientation
2. Job planning orientation
3. Site specific orientation
4. Operator's & Contractor's safety policies
5. Personal preferences
6. Elimination of uncertainties - asking co-workers or supervisors
B. Head Protection
2. Inspection
3. Care and use
C. Face and Eye Protection
1. Types, Protection, Limitations, Use in combination
3 Care and use
D. Hearing Protection
1. Types, Protection, Limitations, Use in combination
2. Inspection
3. Care and use
E. Foot Protection
1. Types
2. Inspection
3. Care and use
F. Hand Protection
1. Types
2. Inspection
3. Care and use
G. Respiratory Protection
1.Medical Questionnaire/test
2. Fit testing
Types of respirators
Types of canisters
Care and use
H. Fall Protection
1. Types
2. Inspection
3. Care and use
I. Other PPE
1. Specialty Clothing
2. Care and use

III. Hazard Communications and Materials Handling

A. Types of Hazards
1. Hazard communications
2. Written plan
3. Chemical inventory hazardous materials
4. Container labeling
5. Material safety data sheet, Definition, Location
6. Safety equipment and employee responsibilities
B. Transportation of Hazardous Materials
1. Must be accompanied by material safety data sheet
2. Container must be properly labeled
3. Must be accompanied by a properly completed manifest
C. Uncontrolled/Unauthorized Release of Hazardous Materials (US equivalent = HazWopr)
1. Report the incident to the person in charge
2. Do not respond to the release unless properly trained

IV. Occupational Health

A. Employee's Responsibilities in Dealing With Industrial Hygiene Hazards.
1. Know the hazards
Do not handle or dispose of health hazards unless specifically trained or certified
Report any suspicion of a health hazard to the person in charge
2. Potential hazards at the work site
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S)
Diesel mist (oil-based mud)

V. Specialized Work Procedures

A. Hazardous Energy Control (Lock-out/Tag-out)
1. Define
2. Coordination with authorized persons
Operator/contractor safety manual
Job planning meeting
Site and unit specific objectives
3. Lock-out, tag-out, verify
B. Work Permits (Confined Space and Hot Work)
1. Define
2. Types
Confined Space
Hot work
3. Employee responsibility

VI. Fire Safety

A. Prevention
B. Employee Responsibilities
1. Report all fires and fire hazards immediately
2. Be familiar with onsite fire protection
3. Don’t obstruct or block fire escape routes
4. Don’t tamper with fire extinguisher/apparatus
5. Use fire extinguisher only if trained and authorized to do so
6. Observe all precautions and procedures
7. Participate in site specific fire drills
8. Be aware of location and position of exit routes
9. Know your responsibilities, station bill (muster list) and/or emergency evacuation plan

VII. Materials Handling

A. Mechanical Equipment
1. Rules to follow when working around cranes/cherry pickers/forklifts
Do not stand/walk under a suspended load
Do not position yourself between a suspended load and an immovable object
Always maintain communication with the operator
Always stand clear of lines and rigging
Never ride on a load
Be aware of your surroundings and always have a way out
Pay attention to backup/movement alarms
Understand dangers associated with electrical lines in close proximity
Never operate a crane or forklift unless you are certified and authorized to do so
Always use tag lines
Inspect slings & rigging before each use
B. Personal Lifting Technique
1. Review of lifting techniques

VIII. First Aid 

A. General
1. In the event of injury, summon help and report injury to the person in charge
2. Be familiar with site specific first aid station locations
3. Respond to the extent that you are trained
B. Bloodborne Pathogens
1. Definitions
2. Precautions
Avoid contact with blood or bodily fluids
Use latex gloves or CPR barrier kits
Use care when handling used razor blades, needles or other sharp objects
Contaminated first aid materials (biohazards) must be
Report all exposures immediately

IX. Rig/Platform Environment

A. Platform or Location Arrival Procedures
1. Use caution when using walkways (maintain good footing and balance)
2. Keep one hand free to hold handrails
3. Get help with baggage or make multiple trips
4. Sign in at checkpoint with person in charge or dispatcher
B. Home Away From Home
1. Be prepared for unexpected extended stays
2. Bring sufficient quantities of personal items
C. Understand the Site-specific Orientation (Ask Questions If You Do Not Understand)

X. Emergency Response

A. Alarms
1. Types
Abandon rig
H2S gas (if applicable)
Combustible gas (if applicable)
Man overboard (if applicable)
All clear
NOTE: The program self-study for Sections XI and XII is required only for those programs seeking to qualify for Offshore Endorsement.

XI. Transportation

A. Arrival at Shorebase
1. Check in with the dispatcher or person in charge
2. Inquire as to site-specific orientation
3. Identify carry-on baggage (weight, quantity and hazardous materials)
4. Stand-by in designated waiting area until instructed to proceed by dispatcher or person in charge
B. Helicopter Transportation
1. The Pilot is in command and has complete authority
2. Helicopter boarding and unboarding
Board only when instructed to do so by pilot
Avoid the main rotor and tail rotor
Secure loose items and hats
Keep all objects over 4 feet in the horizontal position
Secure personal baggage in the baggage compartment. Never go aft of the baggage compartment
3. No smoking in and around the helicopter
4. Wear seat belt and the PFD provided in the helicopter
5. Alert the pilot to anything unusual inside or outside the craft
6. Be attentive during the helicopter orientation
C. Boat Transportation
1. The captain is in command and has complete authority
2. Wear your PPE when boarding or leaving the vessel
3. Report to vessel crew for seating assignment and baggage storage
4. Study the vessel station bill and know your responsibilities in case of an emergency
D. Swing Ropes
1. Locations
2. Types
E. Personnel Baskets
1. Description
2. Components

XII. Water Safety

A. Personal Flotation Devices
B. Survival Craft
C. Standby Rescue Vessel

XIII. Marine Debris

A. Identification
B. Reporting