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Order after audit of Esso – Slagentangen

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has issued an order to Esso Norge AS (Esso) following an audit of the company’s follow-up of materials handling and management of the working environment at the Slagentangen refinery.


Conducted from 3-6 September 2018, this audit’s coverage of materials handling included crane and lifting, insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment (ISS)/rope access.

Serious breaches of the regulations were identified, and the PSA has previously given Esso notice of an order.

Read: Notice of order after audit of Esso – Slagentangen 

In accordance with that notice, Esso has now been issued with the following order:
Pursuant to section 69 of the framework regulations on administrative decisions, see section 24 of the framework regulations on the use of recognised standards, section 22 of the management regulations on handling of nonconformities and section 62 of the technical and operational regulations on lifting operations, Esso Norge AS, Slagentangen, is ordered to:

- document that the chosen solutions for lifting operations comply with the requirements of the regulations

- prepare a detailed and scheduled plan for correcting nonconformities from 5.1.3 to 5.1.6 as well as the nonconformities which might be identified when implementing the first part of this order. The plan must also contain compensatory measures to be implemented until the nonconformities are corrected.

See the report’s chapters from 5.1.3 to 5.1.6.

The deadline for compliance with the order is 28 February 2019. We must be informed when the order has been carried out.

The PSA has requested that the plan for corrective and compensatory measures be submitted to it as soon as possible after 28 February 2019.

Øyvind Midttun, press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77