Health and Safety Plan | EDIT-AZAD

Health and Safety Plan

Water Well Drilling

We, at EDIT PLC, are highly committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees. We adopted basic health and safety laws and regulations, developed company standards for best practices pertaining to work place health and safety and practiced in all our operations.

Core principles

  • We train and encourage our employees to conduct activities in a safe and healthy manner.
  • We will regular check and review health and safety objectives and targets.
  • We will regularly update our practices; develop relevant codes of practice, standards and manuals.

Statement of Health and Safety Issues

As we are adopted and developed safety management system for our field operations, we always committed to implement and regularly update. Brief outline of our company occupational health and safety policy highlights the following points:

Risk assessments

In any of our field operation locations, prior risk assessment will conduct hazard/safety risk assessments to understand the degree of risk associated with an activity and develop action plans to address the risks identified.

Occupational health

We consider any risks to associate with our employee’s health status adjustments.

First aid

The employees always equipped with the first aid skills and first aid supplies.

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

We provide appropriate PPE to protect employees from reasonably foreseeable health and safety risks in our field operations.

Generally, safe work practices, learned early, help reduce the possibility of accidents occurring causing painful injuries, expensive repairs or irreparable damage to machinery or even the well itself. Accordingly, we abide with the basic safety habits to reduce possible accidents and/or injury.

The basic precautions of drilling operations are:

  • Avoid positioning the rig on steep slopes that are filled with loose clay or other unstable material, on old rock fills, on surface soils or vegetation overlying sloping rock surfaces, close to traffic hazards and under dangerous banks;
  • Avoid flammables in properly marked, approved containers and stored away from sources of heat. Fire can also result from refilling gas tanks when the engine is running or has not been allowed to cool or failing to immediately clean-up any spilled gasoline;
  • Do not starting the drill rig motor when the drill pipe is not secure;
  • Avoid putting too much down-pressure on the drill bit and having the machine topple over (particularly if the guy ropes are not secure or the weights on the base are too light);
  • Not contacting power transmission lines while raising pipe or the drill mast or drilling during thunder storms (when the elevated drill mast is susceptible to lightning strikes);
  • Avoid touching the revolving drill pipe;
  • The employees or spectators should avoid positioning themselves where they can be struck or can lose their balance if the drill pipe slips loose or sticks;
  • Avoid touching the hot exhaust mufflers of the mud pump or drill rig engines, as they can cause serious burns if people are not careful; and
  • Covering a borehole after completion not to allow tools or other debris to fall in (this can render a hole unusable!) Similarly, one instant of carelessness can result in drill pipe or bits slipping down the hole when they have been loosened;
  • Be careful on considering the precautions against slips and falls (particularly where there is wet clay);
  • Avoid improper lifting over heavy of pipe causing serious back strain;
  • Keeping clearly defined barrier for spectators; in addition, a trained driller should also be operating the drill from a position where it is easy to reach all the control levers.
  • Avoid having loose clothing be worn when drilling because it is more prone to catch on sharp or moving objects and personal protective equipment (such as safety hats, gloves and boots) should always be worn.
  • Committee senior HS supervisor during the time of water well drilling and construction operations
  • Assign security officers for the whole time of the project in the working sites to implement the HS records and procedures mainly for the visitors
  • Posting clear and visible sign boards for the basic requirements in our field operation work places.

Besides, our drilling operations shall comply with relevant state workplace Health & Safety regulations, like “Safety in Wells and Boreholes” published by the Institution of Civil Engineers and with the relevant provisions of BS5573.


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