Health and Safety

Safe Work Procedures

Safety and health work place is a priority of Al-Qamer for Energy and Infrastructure (QEI). QEI Health and Safety procedure apply in all QEI’s sites and facilities, including offices and field operations. It also applies during transportation from and to work sites.

The procedures set below are not all-inclusive however; they provide general practices and guidance for preventing injuries and accidents during work activities.

·  Save work procedures will be posted at each QEI work site;

·  Workers and visitors will be briefed by responsible safety supervisors before beginning work or accessing the work site;

·  All personnel are required to become familiar and comply with all helyh and safety procedures;

·  All injuries will be immediately reported to the QEI management and the personnel office as soon as possible;

·  All hazardous conditions are to be reported to the QEI management so they can be corrected immediately and

·  All work areas are to be kept clean and orderly. Good housekeeping is fundamental to a safe work environment.


Drilling Sites

During visiting of the field sites (drilling or any other activities) the following safety tools should be available:

1.  Foot Protection:

Steel-toed shoes are required in the field and warehouse. Open-toed shoes, sandals, and tennis shoes are not permitted.

2.   Head Protection:

Hard hats (helmet) are required in areas where there is the possibility of being struck by falling objects or striking your head against an object or  obstruction especially around the rig.

3.  Eye Protection:

     Safety glasses are required when working in areas with the potential for flying particles and debris (rig, splitting and samples preparation).Regular street wear glasses are not an acceptable substitute for industrial-grade glasses. Hardened eye protection masks works over eyeglasses.

4.  Hearing Protection:

Hearing protection (plugs or muffs) is required for anyone entering an area having a sound level at or above 85 disable (dBs) i.e. rig and core processing.

5. Hand Protection:

Gloves are required when working in the drilling core processing and storage facility field to protect against sharp objects, abrasions and heavy objects tools or equipment. Gloves also provide grip when handling large and heavy objects.

6.  Respiratory Protection:

Masks or respirators shall be  used in all areas where heavy dust or airborne particles may be present (drilling, splitting, etc.) .

7. First Aid Kit:

A stocked First Aid Kit should be present in the work sites and utilities with appropriate supplies for minor wound care. 

8.  Travel in Numbers:

When traveling to a drilling site and from one site  to another, never travel alone. In case of getting lost, breaking down or experiencing other mishaps; having another person can help in troubling situations like these. 

9.  Emergency Supplies:

Always have an emergency supply kit in all vehicles when leaving. This kit should have follows:-

a. Charged Cell Phone:

 Chick your cell phone before leaving the sites for communication and in case an emergency occurs to get help fast. Make sure it is fully charged every time you get into your car. Also keep a charger in your car. 

b. GPS:

    Always it is very important to carry a fully charged GPS to avoid getting lost and for communication in case an emergency occurs. Also add a reference points like Main Street, camping, closer police station and any other you see it necessary.

c. First Aid Kit:

As well as an assortment of Band-Aids, it should include adhesive tape, gauze pads, aspirin, antiseptic wipes, antiseptic cream or ointment, snake bite ointment, wraps, skin protectant or sun screen and scissors.

d. Fire Extinguisher:

It should be rated for  Class B and Class C fires. Class B fires are those that involve flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, diesel fuels and kerosene. Class C fires involve energized electrical equipment such as switches, panel boxes and batteries. Also always chic your car charger.


General Notes:

1. All personnel who will drive vehicles should have a valid driver’s license. all traffic laws and regulations should be followed to avoid vehicle mishaps and accidents.

      2. Always inspect your vehicle before driving it. Check the tires, brakes, lights, signals and warning devices before using the vehicle.

3. Any accidents and or mishaps are to be reported to the QEI office immediately.

Always follow safety procedures to keep yourself and the others around you safe from accidents. Communicate with others if potential hazards arise to keep the working areas safe.