Employees, contractors and visitors are required to wear FRC when conducting drilling, well servicing or production related operations when the potential exist for flash fires. On Apache offshore platforms, personnel shall wear FRC when working outside of personnel quarters, if the platform processes, contains or has the potential to contain any quantity of hydrocarbons. In addition, all drilling/workover rig personnel, wireline, snubbing, and P&A crews as well as liftboat personnel are required to conform with this directive. Due to certain work environments, some exceptions do apply:

FRC shall meet the requirements of NFPA 2112 (Category 2) standards for flame resistant garments. The outer most layer of clothing must be FRC and long sleeved. Apache Corporation employees must wear their FRC clothing when: