§ 23 Training and drills
The responsible party shall ensure that necessary training and necessary drills are conducted, so that the personnel are always able to handle operational disturbances and hazard and accident situations in an effective manner.
Through drills, the operator shall verify that all the performance requirements to emergency preparedness against acute pollution are fulfilled, and that the emergency preparedness resources that are intended to be used, are operative and available. The verification shall be completed prior to starting the planned activity. The documentation shall be made available to the authorities upon request.
Section last changed: 01 January 2016
By necessary training and necessary exercises as mentioned in the first subsection, it is meant, among other things, that the personnel carry out training and exercises related to the specific facility where the work is to be performed.
In order to fulfil the requirements for training and drills
- simulator training should be used for monitoring and control functions,
- personnel who have emergency preparedness functions, should practice their emergency preparedness tasks at least once during each period of stay. Everyone who takes part in emergency preparedness management and collaboration on emergency preparedness against acute pollution, should practice their emergency preparedness functions at least once each year.
- Chapter 9.2 of the NORSOK U-100N standard should be used for manned underwater operations,
- Chapters 5.2.7, 5.9.1, 5.9.2, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 11.5, 12.5, 13.5, 14.1.2 and 15.5 of the NORSOK D-010 standard should be used for drilling and well activities, with the following addition: IOGP Guidelines 501 and 502 should be used for simulator training. Training and drills in well control on land and on board facilities should also be carried out in accordance with IOGP Guideline 628 on well control scenarios. In the drilling organizations, regular well control drills should be performed. The drills should include simulation of well kicks, volume control challenges and equipment failure related to the blowout preventer. The results of the drills should be evaluated.
The verification shall be performed in accordance with Section 19, first subsection, second sentence, and second subsection of the Framework Regulations.