CODE OF PRACTICE: Mineral exploration drilling
Drilling in any environment is potentially hazardous but mineral exploration in remote locations, such as those encountered in Western Australia, presents additional risk factors. This code of practice provides a practical and accessible guide to assist in the identification of hazards and risk factors associated with drilling operations. It is written to be used by anyone involved in drilling operations, from the driller’s offsider to the managing director, and addresses hazards associated with the drilling methods commonly used in Western Australian exploration (see Section 1.3).
The code is structured to support a risk management approach that encourages all personnel to:
The risk management approach is most effective when: