Rig inspection workshop for land rigs


In order to ensure optimum performance of your rig, reduce down time and maintain safety of your personnel, planned maintenance and accurate inspections are essential.

Lloyd's Register's Rig inspection workshop for land rigs teaches the inspection and maintenance procedures required to ensure equipment integrity on land rigs. Candidates learn to implement the relevant standards and understand industry requirements so that they can verify the condition of a rig’s equipment and improve safety, thus reducing the number of accidents and protecting the asset.

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at: drilling supervisors, drilling engineers, drilling managers, health, safety and environemal (HSE) manager, rig managers, maintenance supervisors, toolpushers, drillers, mechanics, electricians.


After completing this workshop, attendees are able to:

  • independently carry out a basic (visual)rig inspection
  • describe the main inspection criteria for major equipment
  • identify major items that have an impact on the safety and operation of a rig
  • recognise the indicators of the overall condition of a drilling rig
  • list the relevant standards (such as American Petroleum Institute - API) and their implications for drilling equipment
  • understand the basics of ATEX (Equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres) certified electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres installed in hazardous areas
  • evaluate basic maintenance and inspection procedures on the rig to identify compliance with good working practices and industry standards
  • understand the basics of well control equipment operation

Workshop content

This workshop deals with the most common equipment deficiencies and recurring problems found over the course of more than 5,000 drilling rig surveys performed by Lloyd's Register. The workshop describes and explains the working principles of major drilling equipment using detailed examples from our technical inspection database.

Day 1
Drilling equipment:
  • Drawworks
  • Rotary table
  • Top drive
  • Swivel
  • Crown
  • Travellingblock
  • Derrick
  • Winches
  • Lifting and handling equipment
  • Mud pumps and mud processing equipment
Day 2
Diesel engines, air compressors, eddy current brake and electrical safety in hazardous areas
Cranes, general safety and pollution control
Day 3
Well control equipment:
  • ram type blowout preventers (BOP)
  • annular preventers
  • gate valves
  • choke and kill manifold
BOP hydraulic power unit (HPU) part 1 and 2 Final exam (multiple choice questions)


The Rig inspection workshop consists of three days of interactive classroom sessions with time for group participation and discussion.

Additionally, we provide the candidates with the following:

  • a checklist format for major equipment to assist with correct maintenance and inspections
  • multiple examples of good and bad practices, including photos
  • presentation of improvements and new designs of drilling equipment
  • further explanation of the workshop manual


Upon successful completion of the RIW for Land Rigs, candidates receive a certificate of completion. In the case of a final exam score below 70%, candidates receive a certificate of attendance.


The basic workshop is conducted over three days.

Additional modules may be added to the basic Rig Inspection Workshop to further develop attendees' knowledge in specific areas. In addition, customised workshops can be created for individual companies.

Educational path

Attendees who have completed the Rig inspection workshop and would like to expand their knowledge are encouraged to attend other training academy courses and training programs.

Please contact us for additional opportunities and training aimed at personal career development.

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