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Safety Methods of Diamond Core Drilling

By Tomy Cruise
It is always necessary for the drilling operators to follow strict safety procedures while performing diamond core drilling operation. Some of the safety precautions for the drilling operators are as follows:
It is a must for the operators to understand the user guide or operating manual and safety requirements of all drilling equipments. During the core drilling operation, the drilling operators must strictly wear protective equipments recommended by local, state or federal standards. The diamond core drilling machine operators and those involved in the drilling operation must wear proper safety equipments that include safety goggles, safety footwear, snug fitting clothes, hearing protection, head protection, and proper respiratory equipment.
Before starting the drilling operation, make sure that all the drilling equipments, especially the electrical equipments are in good operating condition. Before operating hydraulic drills, ensure that the hoses and fittings are in good condition. You must not wear loose-fitting clothes and jewelry while operating the drilling equipment. You must keep your hands and clothes away from all the moving parts of the machine.
Diamond core drilling companies ensures to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all their employees and clients. They ensure to use drilling systems and procedures accepted by commissioned Health and Safety Management Plan. They even provide extensive and continued mentoring/training for their employees in order to ensure safety use of drilling equipments. They provide training related to diamond core drilling safety methods and first aid. All drilling operators and employees are encouraged to adopt safety methods while working. All drilling operators must strictly follow safety methods recommended by the company in order to ensure efficient work with minimum risk.
You must take care before starting the drilling operation. Lock the core drill to the working surface to prevent the drill from moving so that the core bit does not bind in the drilled hole. Check for any damage in the drill bit before using it. Do not operate the drilling machine if you have not read and understood the operators manual or if you are unsure of how to run the machine. Do not operate the machine if you are you are tired or fatigued. Avoid using damaged equipments.
Avoid using drilling equipment unless you are specifically trained for using it. Never leave the power cords in or near the water. Do not drink alcohol or use any drugs before using drilling machine. Never touch the rotating parts of the machine in any circumstances. In case of any malfunctions of the machine while performing the drilling operation, switch OFF the machine and remove the plug from the power source. Do not attempt to repair the machine by yourself. Any repairs on the electric parts of the machine must be performed only by a trained professional.
Safety conscious drilling companies insist on the use of personal protective equipment. The use of personal protective equipment prevents minor and fatal injuries occurring at the drilling sites. Diamond core drilling safety manuals consists of safety program responsibilities, electrical safety measures, drilling machine safety procedures, policy statements, accident reporting, etc. The safety manual section also includes general safety rules and precautions, and safe work practices for diamond core drilling.
The drilling companies are responsible to ensure that their employees are well trained to use the drilling equipments properly. They must also ensure that their employees use personal protective equipments and adopt safety measures while performing the drilling operation.


Tom Cruise is an eminent analyst and writer in mineral exploration related topics. He has authored many books on diamond drilling guide for Diamond Core Drilling Machine and Core Drilling Machine.


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