AKITA Drilling Ltd


Training / Apprenticeship

AKITA Training

All employees must be adequately trained to complete tasks in a safe and professional manner.  AKITA seeks to develop long term knowledgeable employees through proper training and orientation.  We believe these are the cornerstones of a successful safety program.

Greenhand Program/Short Service Workers

AKITA has developed a Greenhand/Short Service program to assist in the development of employees new to the position or new to the industry; and provides a means by which crewmembers can readily identify individuals who require close supervision as well as on the job training.

A mentor will be assigned to the employee in order train and educate him about the potential hazards associated with the position.  The mentor will also serve as a resource person for the greenhand as he develops in his position.

Employee Training

It is the policy of AKITA that all employees be trained to perform their duties safely in a safe working environment.  To achieve these objectives AKITA provides three levels of training: mandatory certification, mandatory development training and optional training.  Specific training is prescribed for various job categories, depending upon the technical, safety and environmental requirements of the work to be done.

Apprenticeship RM DR DE MH FL LE
No Rig Tech Registration
Rig Tech Registered
Rig Technician – Level 1
Rig Technician – Level 2
Rig Technician – Level 3
Certifications RM DR WS DE MH FL LE
1st Line BOP Supervisor Well control
2nd Line Well Control
H2S Alive – Enform
First Aid with CPR
 Special Oil Well Boiler – ABSA
Confined Spaces – Enform
Enform Self Study – Confined Spaces
LEL Monitor Training – Enform
Emergency Decent- POD, RIDE system
Fall Protection- Enform
Rig Rescue – Enform
Loader Training – AKITA program
Lifting and Rigging – Enform
Genie Boom Safety – AKITA Program
Level 100 Training – Floorhand – On the Job
Level 200 Training – Motorhand – On the Job
Level 300 Training – Derrickhand – On the Job
Level 400 Training – Driller – On the Job
Level 500 Training – Rig Manager – On the Job
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements RM DR WS DE MH FL LE
Impact Gloves, Safety Glasses, FR coveralls, Steel toe boots, Hard Hat, Hearing Protection are the minimum PPE required on site.
Environmental RM DR WS DE MH FL LE
Spill Responder – WCSS
Transportation  of Dangerous Goods – On Line – AKITA
Legislation RM DR WS DE MH FL LE
Practical Loss Cont Leadership – Self Study
Incident Investigation – AKITA
Electrical Maintenance Training – AKITA
Orientation & Development (AKITA In-House) RM DR WS DE MH FL LE
AKITA Orientation
Safety & Environment Handbook
Work Place Violence Policy
Fire Fighting Training
EGSO – Enform General  Safety Orientation
Collision Avoidance Course – AMA
Defensive Driving – AMA
Off Highway Defensive Driving – Enform
RM: Rig Manager DR: Driller WS: Well Site Safety Coordinator DE: Derrick Hand MH: Motor Hand FL: Floor Hand LE: Lease Hand