Deficiencies in Safety Management Systems

Deficiencies in Safety Management Systems

Main deficiencies encountered in the safety management system of drilling operations

1 Safety meetings

Rig site meetings held on a weekly basis with short 'toolbox' meetings subject to operational requirement. 5-10 minute safety briefing before each shift or between each job phase (e.g. tripping and logging or casing running and cementing).

Office meetings involving management and senior operational staff, held on a weekly or monthly basis.


  • Minutes of meeting are not made and distributed.
  • Action items are not reviewed to final close . . .

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