What To Look For When Selecting A Core Drilling Company
If your project involves mineral exploration diamond core drilling, you’ll probably need to find a core drilling contractor. Choosing the right one requires you to consider your options carefully.
When you rely on your contractor for furnishing labor, technical help, and tools for the job, you’ll need to ask many questions of potential core drilling contractors to get the most value from your mineral exploration investment. You’ll need to be sure they understand work orders that relate to worksite locations, borehole locations, landowners, and directives related to the project. Ask these questions when evaluating a core drilling contractor.
Can Your Core Recovery Specialists Get All Equipment To The Work Site?
There are worksites in such remote places that roads have to be made to them. After the project is done, reclamation work needs to be done to the site. You’ll need a thorough understanding of access requirements when evaluating core recovery specialists, and you need to talk about how the equipment will get to the worksite. Does your core recovery specialist have experience in all types of equipment delivery and getting a crew to a worksite? Do they provide drill site reclamation for finished projects? Are they experienced in projects of varying terrains?
Can They Handle Task Modifications?
There are times when projects need to be modified in the middle of the process. Be certain that the core drilling contractor you choose recognizes the possibility of task modifications, and that they have the tools necessary for adapting. Your core drilling contractor should also be able to offer equipment that can be maneuvered in tight worksite scenarios which helps make task modifications easier. They should also have experience with underground and surface drilling.
How Is Their Safety Program?
Having a great safety program is an important component of a core drilling contractor. The company needs to abide by all federal and state laws, local regulations, and directives put in place by MSHA, OSHA, DOT, and the EPA. Along with that, their company safety policies must be strong. You’ll need effective communication with your contractor foreman so that everyone understands the safety hazards. Make sure that all staff understand the safety standards you set for them and that all staff members have completed the necessary safety training prior to beginning the project.
Do The Workers Have Enough Experience To Meet Your Standards?
There is no substitute for experience in this industry. Any core drilling contractor should have an experienced, field-proven crew and foremen that are supported by companies with strong reputations satisfying the needs of their clients.
Concrete Visions Will Get The Job Done Right
Concrete Visions has been working with clients for over 25 years. Our G&M Services installers are certified with the industry’s major firestop product manufacturers. As part of our firestop service, we can assess abnormal field conditions and, with the manufacturer’s technical support assistance, provide engineering judgments in a timely fashion to comply with contract specifications. Our Field Mechanics undergo ongoing training, including mandatory monthly safety meetings, weekly Toolbox Talks where safety and equipment information is shred, and trainings on safe work standards and safety best practices.