EVALUATION AND CONTROL OF INCIDENT RISK FACTORS IN MENENGAI GEOTHERMAL DRILLING SITES


Patrick O. Oyugi, Fred S. Keny
Geothermal Development Company
P.O Box 100746-00101, Nairobi-Kenya
poyugi@gdc.co.ke; fkeny@gdc.co.ke


ABSTRACT

Unsafe acts and conditions in drilling sites coupled with personal and impersonal aspects increase risks of accidents which if left unchecked can escalate financial, legal and social implications that can hinder efficient exploration of geothermal resources. This paper evaluates the influence of five incident risk factors which include occupation, location, experience, time and day of week on accident occurrence and determines their relationship to incident severity in Geothermal Development Company Drilling Rigs. Further, preventive measures adopted by GDC to significantly reduce the impact of accident risk factors to acceptable levels are outlined.

Key words: Hazard, Accident, Risk factor; Recordable incident


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