Committed to safety

At KLUANE it is essential that drilling works are safe in order to be successful. Kluane’s fundamental operative idea is that a task is not attempted until all the necessary safety and precaution measures have been taken to avoid accidents. Our “I don’t work unsafe” policy allows a worker to suspend an operation if, expressing valid arguments, it is considered unsafe. As a result, at Kluane we are continuously adjusting our rigs and procedures in order to guarantee our workers and clients a safe operation that respects legal regulations and implements programs to prevent occupational illness.

Since 2014, Kluane has been certified under OHSAS 1800. This is not just an award to present our clients — it also increases our commitment to safety, so that good standards translate to low incident indices.

Our distinguishing safety measures are:

Equipment that can be dismantled and moved by hand without exceeding the maximum weight per person
Set up of three emergency stops on the platform, to stop any accident
Guards to cover hot or moving parts.
Hydraulic pressure hose protectors to avoid premature wear
Using whip checks on high-pressure hose, in order to avoid the whip effect if a high pressure hose is broken
Use of anti-spark lamps in fuel areas.
Non slippery net in the operations zone, to avoid falls.
Tower lifting system with hydraulic cylinders.
Double safety lock for the overshot to avoid the inner tube coming loose.
Protection of the inner tube using clamps during the core extraction.
Hydraulic level winder to roll the wireline cable.
Periodical inspections of tools and sensitive machine parts.
Daily safety meetings at platforms and offices.
Active pauses in all the work shifts.
Checking of work hygiene, noise, light, vibration, gases and vapors.
Labeling and identification of chemical products according to the UN Globally Harmonized System.
Implementation of the health and safety training program for all personnel.
Checkup of health conditions for all personnel both at the recruiment,moment, rediodically and when contract is finished.
In order to keep improving, we have internal and external audits of environment, health and safety systems.
Riesgo ergonómico
La ergonomía estudia la relación entre el entorno de trabajo y las personas que lo ejecutan. En Kluane Drilling buscamos minimizar los riesgos ergonómicos y evitar cualquier incidente por este tipo de riesgo.
Los sobreesfuerzos pueden producir trastornos o lesiones músculo-esqueléticas, originadas por la adopción de posturas forzadas y la realización de movimientos repetitivos. En Kluane se presenta este riesgo durante las actividades de adición y extracción de tubería, por la manipulación manual de cargas y por la aplicación de fuerzas.
Riesgo locativo
Son todas aquellas condiciones de la zona geográfica, las instalaciones o áreas de trabajo que bajo circunstancias no adecuadas maximizan la probabilidad de ocurrencia de accidentes. En Kluane Drilling buscamos siempre que sea posible ubicar los equipos, accesorios (tubería), herramientas e insumos requeridos para la operación de manera que se minimice el riesgo.
Dentro de las plataformas de Kluane Drilling la máquina se ubica de una manera específica según el requerimiento de inclinación y a partir de esa posición se determina como se distribuye el equipo en el área disponible.
Igualmente se generan adecuaciones de senderos peatonales y de tipo vial, según las necesidades de cada plataforma.