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WFTR303 - Service Rig Floorhand Training

The goal of this program is to prepare individuals with little or no experience as floorhands to work safely on a service rig. Students will be evaluated on theory and practical training. Successful completion of this course leads to PITS Certification.


Hours: 40 (Lecture Hours: 5; Field Experience/Practicum Hours: 35)


Total Weeks: 1





Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- Roles of service rig personnel and roles of service companies
- Safety
- Systems and components of the service rig
- Floorhand duties and responsibilities
- Rig equipment maintenance
- Rig up operations
- Rod handling operations
- Pipe handling operations
- Handling tools

- Structure of the petroleum industry


Learning Outcomes:
Participants will:
- Learn to work safely on a service rig and demonstrate they have a wide foundation of knowledge and skills to work as effective member of a rig crew.
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of service rig personnel.
- Know the major components of a service rig.
- Conduct risk assessment and hazard identification procedures for all aspects of a service rig.
- Learn to safely use and maintain tools and fittings.

- Prepare site, cleanup and shutdown.


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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