DSL Delivers Qualified Inspectors To Improve Derrick Safety

13th May 2013
  • Uncategorised

news_13

DSL, an API & IADC certified training provider, has achieved API accreditation of its “Derrick Inspectors” training course and associated exam, in accordance with API 4G & 4F.

This is the first Industry recognised training for Derrick Inspectors in the Industry to date, and represents a turning point for ensuring that drilling derricks, some of which are rated to 1000 tonne lifting capacity or more, can now be inspected and certified by Qualified Inspectors.

Whilst other rig critical equipment such as cranes, BOP’s etc. has for decades been subject to inspection and certification by Inspectors qualified to regulatory body approved courses, Drilling Structures have, up to now, never had the benefit of Inspectors armed with product specific inspection qualifications.

The achievement of this qualification for DSL has been a long term ambition of the company and owner/Managing Director Mike Smith, who stated, “derrick related incidents still represent a very large percentage of overall incidents on rigs today. The introduction of qualified and competent Inspectors working under the umbrella of an API 4F Licenced company provides the industry with both a qualified standard to adopt, as well as arming the Industry with the ability to further eradicate the amount of incidents on both offshore derricks and land rigs”.

“Operators and Drilling Contractors can now rely upon this Industry approved qualification and standard for the inspection of Drilling Structures where before there was none. Thus ensuring that the quality, competency and consistency of these inspections are maintained, whilst at the same time eliminating inadequate inspections by unqualified personnel. We are proud to be able to use our experience, expertise and competency of drilling structures and channel it into qualifications such as this that enables DSL to make a positive contribution to Industry Safety and Standardisation”.

DSL already runs API accredited training courses for Derrick Technicians and is now working on Derrick Inspection courses for Drill Crews that will be offered to the Industry in the coming months. In the meantime, DSL are currently having training structures built in Brazil and Singapore as part of its strategy to provide this and other derrick related training to specific geographical locations of the Industry.

DSL supports the upstream industry Worldwide with operations in the UK, USA, Brazil, Dubai, Singapore and India from which it undertakes the Inspection, Recertification, Repair, Modification, Upgrade, Design & Manufacture of Drilling Structures as well as a variety of other inspection and construction related activities to the Industry.

Further info ›
Email us at enquiries@derricksl.com ›

< Back to news archive

Products & Services

DSL Offshore Offices Map DSL Houston DSL Scotland DSL Head Office DSL Dubai, Uae DSL India

Contact Us

For more information on any of the services listed on our website, Employment enquiries should be submitted via the Job alerts or Recruitment pages .
Any CV's sent to other email addresses are automatically deleted.

OUR OFFICES

DSL is an international company with offices around the globe. Please see the map or the list below to find your nearest office

Head Office

Falcongate House
Faraday Road
Harfreys Industrial Estate,
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk, NR31 0NF
Tel: +44 (0) 1493 669141
Fax: +44 (0) 1493 668409
Email: enquiries@derricksl.com

Scotland

9 Abbotswell Road
Aberdeen
AB12 3AD
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 898571
Fax: +44 (0) 1224 872322
Email: enquiries@derricksl.com

Dubai, UAE

Derrick Services MENA FZE
Plot HD-17, PO Box 49945
HAMRIYAH FREE ZONE 1
SHARJAH
UAE
Tel: +971 (0) 06 552 0040
Fax: +971 (0) 06 562 1417
Email: enquiries@derricksl.com

India

Derrick Services India Private Limited,
7th Floor, 701, Powai Plaza,
Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Mumbai City, Maharashtra – 400076

Tel: +91 484 4061000
Fax: +91 484 4060363
Email: enquiries@derricksl.com