Cause & Consequence
- Moving, flying or falling object
Any Activity Type
Incident Info Source
Halliburton Energy Services Group, Jason Harrower, email@example.com
Specific Incident Equipment
Radial Cutting Torch
These tools are categorized as a class 4 Flammable Solid and are used extensively within the oil industry. The defined operating parameters of using such a tool, state that there should be a minimum of 30 metres dry column below the tool.
• The specific operating manual for any given Radial Cutting Tool should be consulted prior to any casing cut and the appropriate operating procedures followed as part of the task risk assessment.
• If the identified operating parameters cannot be met, then alternative methods, such as mechanical cutters, should be considered.
• A quantity of smoke and flame should be expected when operating these tools, and the task risk assessment should take this into account prior to commencing with the job.