§ 67 Handling hazard and accident situations
The responsible party shall ensure that necessary measures are taken as soon as possible in the event of hazard and accident situations so that
- correct notification is given immediately, cf. also Section 22,
- hazardous situations do not develop into accident situations,
- personnel can be rescued during accident situations,
- the onshore facility's personnel can be evacuated quickly and efficiently at all times,
- the condition can be normalised when the development of a hazard and accident situation has been stopped.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011
Giving the right notification as mentioned in litera a, means notifying, inter alia,
- the onshore facility's central control room or another central function,
- one or more levels of the operator's emergency preparedness organisation,
- the contractors' emergency preparedness organisations,
- other licensees, owners and contractual partners if there is an agreement relating to coordinated emergency preparedness resources or in joint use of production and/or transport systems.
The requirement relating to rescue as mentioned in litera c, entails that the responsible party shall be able to
- locate missing personnel using personnel control systems,
- bring personnel to a safe area,
- provide injured personnel with life-saving first aid and medical treatment.
The requirement relating to evacuation as mentioned in litera d, entails that the evacuation measures shall be of a nature to provide the highest likelihood of the personnel being evacuated from an exposed to a safe area. The transport requirement entails that transport of sick and injured personnel shall take place in a safe and prudent manner.
The requirement relating to normalisation as mentioned in litera e, also entails that
- injured or sick personnel are given the necessary treatment and care, such as medical treatment and follow-up of physical and psychological delayed injuries, and that the next of kin are provided with the necessary information, care and follow-up after major accidents,
- damage to onshore facilities is stabilised and corrected,
- the operation of onshore facilities resumes.
For those the emergency preparedness areas covered by Regulations relating to industrial safety (in Norwegian only) also, the requirements in this provision will be fulfilled by using the provisions in the regulations mentioned above.