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IADC RigPass Oil & Gas Safety Orientation Programs & Certification for Oil and Gas Industry Professionals

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The IADC RigPass is a standardized safety orientation program for all oil and gas operations, whether onshore or offshore, that is independently audited and accredited. RigPass is a globally recognized safety curriculum and is accepted wherever oil and gas operations exist.

Designed to identify core elements of safety orientation programs, RigPass prepares new employees for most operating environments, onshore or offshore. Completion of an IADC RigPass or IADC RigPass Course-to-Go accredited program confirms that personnel have met basic requirements defined by safety and training professionals in the drilling industry, irrespective of the rig’s location.

The IADC RigPass certification is designed to meet two requirements - To identify core elements of safety orientation programs for new rig employees & To provide a means of recognizing programs that adhere to those elements.


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IADC RigPass Training (DIT)

IADC RigPass Certification & Training Programs

IADC RigPass Programs Categories

  • General Safety: Principles
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Overview
  • Health and Hazards
  • Specialized Work Procedures
  • Personal Safety Responsibilities on the Rig
  • Platform Arrival Procedures and Environment Regulations
  • Shore Base Arrival
  • Land Certification
  • Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) Awareness

IADC RigPass Curriculum

  • General Safety
  • Principles
  • Alcohol and Drug Policies
  • Alcohol and Drug Policies
  • Firearms, Weapons and Other Prohibited Items
  • Personal Conduct
  • General Worksite Safety
  • Manual Hand Tool and Power Hand Tool Safety
  • Housekeeping
  • Walking Working Surfaces
  • Reporting and Investigating Incidents
  • Land Transportation
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • PPE Overview
  • Determining What PPE Is Needed
  • Head Protection
  • Face and Eye Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Foot Protection
  • Hand Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Fall Protection
  • Other PPE
  • Hazard Communication and Materials Handling
  • Types of Hazards
  • Transportation of Hazardous Materials
  • Uncontrolled/Unauthorized Release of Hazardous Materials
  • Occupational Health
  • Overview
  • Employee's Roles and Responsibilities in Dealing with Industrial Hygiene Hazards
  • Potential Hazards at the Work Site
  • Specialized Work Procedures
  • Hazardous Energy
  • Lock-out/Tag-out
  • Work Permits
  • Confined Space
  • Working at Heights
  • Hoisting and Lifting
  • Fire Safety
  • Overview of Fire Protection, Prevention, and Detection
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Materials Handling
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Manual Material Handling
  • Health & First Aid
  • General
  • Blood-borne Pathogens
  • Health & Adverse Weather
  • Health & Wildlife, Insects, & Snakes
  • Rig/Platform Environment
  • Platform or Location Arrival Procedures
  • Home Away from Home
  • Understand the Site-specific Orientation
  • Simultaneous Operations
  • Security Awareness
  • Emergency Response
  • Planning for Emergencies
  • When to Evacuate
  • Alarms
  • Wellsite Environmental Protection
  • Overview
  • Waste Management
  • Leaks, Spills, Releases
  • Overview of HAZWOPER
  • Offshore Endorsement
  • Arrival at Shorebase
  • Helicopter Transportation
  • Boat Transportation
  • Swing Ropes
  • Personnel Baskets
  • Arrival at the Rig/Worksite
  • Personal Flotation Devices & Donning PFD
  • Survival Craft
  • Standby Rescue Vessel
  • Marine Debris Identification
  • Marine Debris Reporting
  • SEMS   
  • Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) Awareness
  • Land Endorsement
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Role of Site Worker, Competent Person
  • Hazards Related to Excavation/Trenching Work
  • Hazards Relating to Excavation/Trenching Work. Identification of underground hazards
  • Methods of Protection from Excavation Hazards
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Emergency and Non-entry Rescue Procedures
  • Pits and Ponds Types
  • Pits and Ponds Purpose
  • Pits and Ponds: Safety Precautions When Working Around

Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with IADC for the latest and accurate information on Training Standards

Last Updated: June 7, 2021