Hand and Finger Preservation

A place where you can find a range of tools designed to reduce the incidence of hand and finger injuries at our well sites.

Challenge

Hand and finger injuries are currently the most frequent injury type occurring on a wellsite. 72 serious injury claims relating to hand and finger injuries were made in the period 2012-2015 for the CSG Drilling and Completions industry.  This was 27% of all serious injury claims in this period.

The high incidence of hand injuries is not just confined to Drilling and Completions. For the past few years, more than 40% of injuries across our entire Industry involved hands, fingers and thumbs.

Solution

Develop an on-line portal to access a range of tools designed to reduce the incident of hand and finger injuries at our well sites.

Result

Safer Together has developed the following tools:

Poster
A poster to promote the hand and finger on-line portal.  

Helping Hands
The Helping Hands - Hand and Finger Preservation Program is designed to reduce the incidence of hand and finger injuries at our well sites.

Hand and Finger Preservation Forum
Executive and frontline leaders assembled at the Hand and Finger Preservation Forum on November 14, 2018 to explore how to improve hand and finger preservation.  We wanted to bring the right people together to share the best ideas.  We wanted to drive innovation through creative thinking and developing creative solutions.

Safety Toolboxes
The Safer Together Sharing Library contains a range of Safety Toolbox materials on hand and finger preservation. 

Case Studies
Case studies based on videos of people telling their own story about hand and finger incidents.

Grillage Beam incident
Saver Sub incident
Bed Truck Thumb Injury
Incorrect Equipment – Pinched Finger Incident
Rolling Drill Pipe Incident

Hands Free Tools – Demo Videos
Videos demonstrating the use of these tools.

Safety Alerts
The Safer Together Sharing Library contains a range of Safety Alerts about hand and finger preservation. 

Coming Next

Feedback received at the Hand and Finger Preservation Forum has been analysed, including the many ideas/suggestions raised on the day. This feedback will inform future efforts to improve hand and finger preservation.  

The Hand and Finger Preservation on-line Portal will be used as a sharing platform. Member companies are encouraged to contact [email protected] to share their Hand and Finger Preservation initiatives.  

For More Information

[email protected]

Related Links

Helping Hands

Subscribe to the Safer Together Bulletin