Title Page

  • Conducted on

  • Site/Location
  • Prepared by

  • Rig No.

  • Company

To be completed every week (four times a month) for each operating drill rig at all South 32 Greenfields Exploration operated drill sites. Project Manager must provide specific approval for a rig to remain in service if equipment fails any requirements.<br> <br>Note 1: This Weekly Inspection is to be done in full by a person nominated by the Project Manager. <br> <br>Note 2: Some controls within this Check List are required to be verified by a nominated South 32 competent person. These items are designated by the symbol (*) and are also in bold.<br> <br>Note 3: 2 SOP observations are required each week. These should be spread across all shift crews if possible, and different days during the week.<br>

Emergency Response

  • The Emergency response plan is available and includes a list of current emergency contacts. A hard copy must be clearly visible at the drill site?

  • Location known to Emergency response team and all drill crew so they can communicate the location in an emergency?

  • Communication equipment is tested and working? Drill crews are trained in on-site communications systems, including the satellite phone and two-way radio

  • The emergency response plan was communicated during the drill site visitor induction?

Site Location

  • Traffic Management plan in place

  • Designated parking area

  • Site clear and level

  • Adequate workspace

  • Lighting tower or flood lights set up effectively for safe night operations

  • Designated laydown area for excess materials

  • Access to the drill site is clear and without obstruction?

  • Exclusion zones are in place?

  • Has the senior geologist verified the rig alignment?

Drill Site Housekeeping

  • Hand tools are in safe working condition, clean and stored off the ground

  • Drains covered, sumps barricaded, hoses buried or placed out of work areas and walkways

  • Site free from rubbish

  • Work areas, walkways and decks are clear and without slip or trip hazards?

  • Lighting towers (if in use) are level and stable? If portable flood lights are being used, they are secured, and the power leads have been positioned off the ground and clear of walkways/ work areas

  • Drilling chemicals are neatly stored in a secondary containment and are located away from the drill rig?

  • Rig access signage and muster point signage is displayed and visible

  • Gauges and levers are clean, labelled and in good condition

  • Are the core boxes stored well clear of the rig working area and if applicable not near the helicopter landing or slinging zone?

  • Has the area been cleared of Foreign Object Debris (FOD)?


  • A drill hole instruction sheet for the current hole is available

  • Wire rope register, available and up to date

  • WAH equipment register, available and up to date

  • Lifting equipment register, available and up to date

  • Electrical equipment register, available and up to date

  • Daily pre-start checks are competed, documented and available for drill rig and ancillary equipment? Drill crew members have signed off?

  • Records of weekly toolbox meetings, available

  • Records of daily pre-shift meetings, available

  • Records of drill site inductions, available

  • Rig operators manual available and specific to the piece of equipment?

Personal Safety

  • Drill crew displaying signs of fatigue?

  • Are Hard hats available and in use?

  • Hat brims on hard hats are available and in use if required?

  • Is UV protection available and in use?

  • Are safety glasses (minimum medium impact) available and in use?

  • Is hearing protection available and being used?

  • Steel toe safety boots (above ankle) are being worn by all drill crew?

  • Are gloves (fit for purpose) available and in use?

  • Is respiratory protection available and in use if task requires?

  • Is Hi-Vis clothing available and being worn?

  • Are all loose items of clothing restrained, (hoodies with drawstrings, long hair, or jewelry)?

  • Are ladders, steps, and platforms adequate, safe and in good order?

  • Is Overhead protection available and effective?

  • Do elevated walkways have handrails, are they fit for purpose, safe, and secure?

The following items are North American specific

  • Is a firearm available and properly secured in a lockable gun case in a dry area?

  • Are all crew members trained and approved to use a firearm?

  • Is bear spray easily accessible and in good condition?

Drill Rig Set-Up

  • The drill rig is level and fundamentally stable?

  • Are bed logs in place and level underneath the jack legs and the base of the mast?

  • Is hydrocarbon spill containment or plastic sheeting placed underneath the rig?

  • The rig and ancillary equipment are set up as per the drill site design plan

  • The core rack is positioned for safe use. Is it level and stable?

  • Drill rig work platform and steps are clean, level, and clear of tripping hazards?

  • The rod rack or rod sloop is level and stable with SWL placard attached?

The following items are Heli-supported rig specific

  • Is the rig square with the drill pad (no overhanging parts, all weight supported)?

  • Are all rig pick points intact, not bent or cracked?

Machinery Inspection

  • (*) Hose socks (whip-checks) are in good condition and are fitted in the correct manner on all high-pressure air and water hoses

  • Is the fire suppression charged and within the specified test date for the jurisdiction.?

  • Are the hold back/ pull down ropes or chains in good order?

  • Are the mast pivot points free from cracks?

  • Is the mast free of loose or missing bolts?

  • Is the main winch cable in good order?

  • Is the wireline in good condition? Free from kinks, frays and broken strands or joins?

  • Battery isolation points have been tested?

  • Batteries are secure, covered, clean and in good condition?

  • Electrical cables are in good condition and properly secured?

  • Generator has a grounding wire (earth stake) fitted and being used?

  • All emergency stop buttons have been tested?

  • Hydraulic hoses are of good condition? (Visual check)

  • Machinery is without oil leakages?

  • Are all shackles either 4-piece safety shackles or have locking wire in place?

Are necessary guarding in place? Including but not limited to

  • Foot clamp guard:

  • Sheave wheel guards:

  • Wireline drum guarded if accessible from ground level:

  • All hot surfaces:

  • Fan belts and pullies are adequately covered:

  • (*) Rotation cage interlock has been tested and is operable

  • Are machine guards safe, (no jagged edges, protruding wire mesh etc.)?

  • (*) Winch and wireline stop Overrun device has been tested and is operational?

Safety Equipment

  • Are mandatory PPE signs clearly visible to approaching personnel?

  • The first aid kit is stocked, product in date and accessible, and its location is known by all the drill crew. (a Trauma kit must be available for remote locations)

  • All drill crew members must be first aid trained, holding current first aid including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training

  • Is an AED present, in good condition and accessible? (For remote locations)

  • Are isolation tags/locks available and in use when required?

  • Is fall arrest equipment available, in good order, used for all work conducted at heights and all crew members are trained in its correct usage?

  • Are fire extinguishers fully charged, accessible and within the required test period for the jurisdiction? Minimum of 2 x 9kg dry chemical powder or equivalent

  • Is an eyewash station available, easily accessible and in good condition?

  • Is there a form of lightning detection available and in use?

  • Is a lightning procedure available?

Air Drilling and Sampling System

  • (*) Hose socks (Whip checks) are correctly fitted, in good condition and are correctly secured with rated shackles on each eyelet?

  • (*) Are pressure vessels (air receiver tanks) in good condition and have current certification within 2 years available

  • (*) Exclusion zones are in place to prevent access to high pressure air hoses whilst operational?

  • All whip-check anchor points are rated and are in good condition?

  • Are Dixon Boss fittings fitted correctly to RC sample hoses.?

  • The dust suppression system functions satisfactorily?

  • Cyclone water overflow is directed into a sump?

  • Are the outside circulation hoses secured and directed into a sump?

Sampling System (Diamond)

  • Core samples are clean?

  • Core blocks are placed in core trays in the correct order?

  • Core trays are marked correctly and legible?

  • Is the core orientation clearly and correctly marked?

  • Excess full core trays are removed from drill site?

  • Survey tool is in good working order and securely stored?

  • Survey tool calibrated and records available?


  • Drill crews use established vehicle tracks and are not creating new on-site tracks?

  • The drill site is without litter and hydrocarbon spillage or leaks?

  • Surplus drilling equipment, including pallets or PVC is removed from completed drill sites?

  • Are drill sumps sufficient to provide for expected water inflows from the drill hole or inclement weather

  • If above ground tanks (SRU) are being utilized, they are set up in a manner that drilling fluid is contained if an overflow was to occur?

  • Drill crews are prohibiting saline water from flowing into surrounding bush land?

  • Are fully stocked spill kits and absorbent matting available at the rig and hydrocarbon locations? Is there an acceptable disposal location for contaminated material available?

  • Is all garbage and food waste stored correctly in waste appropriate containers and removed from site at the end of each shift?

  • Is the work area free from recent wildlife sightings or concerns?

Water Supply Pump

  • Does the pump and fuel tank have secondary containment?

  • Is the water supply pump on a level surface and in an adequate location?

  • Is there a hydrocarbon spill kit and fire extinguisher available at the supply pump?

  • Does the supply pump have a flow meter?

  • If the water supply is greater than knee depth, is there a PFD available?

  • For North American Operations, Is Bear spray available at the water supply pump?

Survival Shack (North America)

  • Is the survival shelter positioned close to the drill site and easily accessible?

  • Is it clean, organized and not being used for storage?

  • Is additional survival gear present and well stocked? (Sleeping bags, emergency food (minimum 3 days), heat source and Lights)

Process and procedure

  • Was a drill site visitor induction offered upon arrival to site? Was it acceptable? (Clearly communicated, hazards are shown)

  • Are mandatory Standard Operating Procedures available at the rig? All drill crew are aware of the location?

  • Are Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s) available at the rig? All drill crew are aware of the location? Complete 3 spot checks

  • Are blank JSA (JHA) forms available?

General Drilling Practice (Observed During Inspection)

  • (*) When running inner tubes both in and out of the hole, the safety lock overshot, and chain is used?

  • Are correct manual handling procedures being followed?

  • When handling core trays, gloves are worn, and teams assist with lifting?

  • Adequate communication is observed between driller and helper?

SOP Verification (If observed) - Drill Pipe

  • (*) Personnel were not standing in the “line of fire” while the drill pipe was being lowered or raised

  • (*) Personnel were not standing in the swing radius of the rod loader. (RC Drilling)

SOP Verification (If observed) - Working at Height

  • (*) The correct working at height equipment is being used

  • (*) The drop zone underneath the personnel working at height is demarcated to stop personnel from walking into the area

  • (*) A rescue plan is in place

SOP Verification (If observed) - Isolation & Lockout

  • (*) All people working on isolated equipment (i.e. at risk if it were to start up) have personal danger tags and personal locks attached to each relevant isolation point

  • (*) Isolation was verified

  • (*) Each person removes only their own lock at the end of the isolation

  • (*) Energy sources were de-energized before maintenance operations took place

SOP Verification (If observed) - Wrench & Tool Use

  • (*) Drill crews are aware that Stilson wrenches are NEVER to be used as a back-up tool under hydraulic power

  • (*) Stilson wrenches are in good order

  • (*) Cheater bars are not on the drill site

Completion of Inspection

  • General Comments

Sign off

  • Project Manager (Full Name)

  • Project Managers (Signature)

  • Checklist Completed by (Full Name)

  • Checklist Completed By (Signature)

The templates available in our Public Library have been created by our customers and employees to help get you started using SafetyCulture's solutions. The templates are intended to be used as hypothetical examples only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. You should seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of a template is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction. You should independently determine whether the template is suitable for your circumstances.