Safety of Wireline Operations

Safety of Wireline Operations

This document provides guidance on lifting operations while rigging up and down wireline equipment, with emphasis on the importance of pre-job planning, lifting plans, risk assessment, communication, maintenance and competence.

The reader is taken through the different types of wireline operation which could be carried out, with examples of equipment which can assist in preventing failure of the operation, including dropped objects. Throughout the document the importance of clear communications, understanding change and holding regular toolbox talks is emphasised.

A clear outline guide of the steps required when planning and completing a wireline operation is given, with the input needed from office to site, to ensure the risk of failure of the operation is as low as reasonably practicable.

Summary: Guidance on wireline activities including job planning, communications, technical considerations, training and competence. The download includes a Wireline Lift Plan.

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