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Quality Management

Quality Management

Total Drilling is currently implementing a Quality Business Management System that meets the requirements of the N.A.T.A. Q-Base Code. The quality and reliability of the companies drilling operations and associated services are the concern of every person within our organisation.

Total Drilling believes that its employees are one of its most valuable resources. Safe efficient and effective drilling operations depend on competent trained personnel. The company provides employees with the opportunity to increase their technical proficiency and promotional prospects by attaining higher level technical, OH&S, and management knowledge, qualifications and skills.

Training and Development needs are met through a combination of on and off the job training; formal courses and attendance at industry based programs. All employees under go Initial Induction Programs. Selected individuals may enrol in drilling industry-training courses. Supervisory / Management courses include: First Aid, advanced technical and OH&S training conducted by recognised training organisations, industry associations and equipment suppliers.

Quality Management - Total Drilling


Total Drilling is committed to conducting all its operations in an environmentally responsible manner. To achieve this objective, an Environmental Policy was produced to provide realistic and achievable guidelines for all personnel involved in the company’s activities.


Total Drilling has written work procedures and undertakes Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for every drilling project to identify hazards and prevent injury as part our safety systems. Internal safety, equipment, and maintenance audits are also conducted to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the drilling program.

The company believes that the health and safety of employees is of prime importance. The company has instituted an OH&S Program with the following objectives:

  1. to identify and remove or
  2. control the causes of accidents and health hazards at the workplace.
Quality Management - Total Drilling

The goals of the OH&S program are achieved through the involvement of all employees.

The program is based on the following elements.

Management Leadership

The assumption of ultimate responsibility by management to prevent accidents, with the declaration of a company OH&S policy, setting of safety standards, rules and procedures.

Assignment of Responsibility

The delegation by management of authority to all levels of supervision to take appropriate action to ensure safe operations, and to be responsible and accountable for activities under their control.

Provision of Safe Working Conditions

By regular inspections and audits, provision of PPE, hazard identification, reporting, and removal or control by engineering, administrative or procedural means.

Employee Participation

Through consultation, regular safety meetings, hazard reporting and employee suggestion schemes

Safety Training At All Levels

A combination of formal and on the job training, commencing on appointment with a General Safety Induction program and job/equipment specific safety instruction. Followed by on the job training and formal internal/external OH&S courses and industry based programs.

An Accident/ Incident Recording System

All accidents, incidents are reported, investigated and recorded. Statistical data is produced and analysed.

Medical, First Aid & Emergency System

All worksites have trained first aiders available, and are equipped with first aid facilities. All sites are equipped with mobile phone or UHF communications appropriate to the location.

Participation in Client OH&S Program

Total Drilling and its personnel will participate, and actively contribute to the client's program.