IADC RigPass

What is IADC Rig Pass?

IADC Rig Pass is a standardized safety orientation program for all oil and gas operations, whether onshore or offshore, that is independently audited and accredited. Employers can be confident that an individual who has completed an accredited IADC RIG PASS or IADC RIG PASS program has met basic safety orientation requirements defined by drilling-industry safety and training professionals.


The key objective of IADC HSE Rig Pass program is to provide employees with a basic orientation of rig operations and safe work practices. Ideally, this should occur before the employee begins work at the rig. However, due to various logistical conditions in the drilling industry, this will not always be possible.

The ultimate goal of this program is to improve the safety performance of the Contractors and the Exploration and Production Operators and to assist both in satisfying federal, state and industry regulations and recommended practice

This course is fully accredited by the IADC. Course duration is 4 days. Training provides rig crews with a baseline of knowledge to demonstrate that all employees are familiar with legislative and industry standards on all aspects of safety.


IADC HSE Rig Pass is designed to provide the new employees with basic orientation of drilling & servicing operations and safe work practices to improve the safety performance of the Service Contractor and the E& P Operator .It also will assist whether in satisfying federal state and industry regulations or recommended practices. It is designed for 32 hours.

A Rig Pass card will be awarded to each delegate upon completion which resembles that the bearer has completed RIG PASS instruction as defined by the drilling industry’s leading safety and training professionals. Students will complete this program followed by a test which he or she must pass.

Upon completion, the employee will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge to applicable and governmental agencies, as long as general safety policies applicable to the work site.

Who Should Attend?

All personnel interested in oil & Gas Drilling, servicing and Activities.

Course Content

Following course modules will be covered in three days theoretical session to provide delegates with sufficient in-depth knowledge of the standard topics:

  • General Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Communications
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Specialized work procedures
  • Fire Safety
  • Materials Handling
  • Health & First Aid
  • Rig & Platform Environment
  • Emergency Response
  • Well Site Environmental Protection


The assessment is a one hour exam consisting of multiple-choice questions.

Candidates who achieve 70% or more correct answers will pass the examination and will get a card accredited by IADC (International Association of Drilling Contractors).

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