Health & Safety

Webster Drilling and Exploration has historically managed HSE and operational risks by amalgamation into large multi-national client HSE programmes.


During the late 1990’s we recognised that in order to achieve a step-change improvement in safety and operational performance, we would have to formalise the long term experience and work practices within a structured framework represented by a management system.


The development of an effective management system was to ensure appropriate risk management efforts would be consistently applied by people at the worksite to manage major and other workplace hazards to ensure safe and reliable operations.


We’ve also managed health and safety risks from a design point of view, engineering drilling rigs that are easy to use, have incorporated safety improvements, make use of new and improved technology and minimise environmental impact (especially in seismic).


The staff management team and many of the contract employees have been through many comprehensive training courses including:


  • First Aid
  • Site Safe Passport
  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training
  • Gas detection
  • Permit to Work
  • Schlumberger Injury Prevention
  • Schlumberger DriveSmart
  • Hazard Identification
  • Blow Out Prevention and Well Cap
  • IWCF
  • DICAT Drillers Training
  • Confined Spaces
  • Breathing Apparatus
  • Dangerous Goods Training
  • Emergency Response Training
  • Explosives Handling (NZ, NSW, WA, PNG)
  • Helicopter familiarisation
  • Helicopter Loadmaster training
  • Defensive Driving course
  • Chevron Fatigue management
  • Firefighting
  • Working at Heights
  • Antarctic survival training
  • Forklift License
  • Wheels, Tracks and Rollers training
  • Fall Arrestor
  • Heavy Trade License
  • Truck & Trailer License
  • NEBOSH International General Certificate