§ 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.
An emergency preparedness drill covering all personnel on the facility should be carried out at least once during a period of stay. Mustering and evacuation routines should be included in the drill. At least one annual drill should be carried out for the emergency preparedness management and for personnel attending to collaboration on emergency preparedness against acute pollution. Drills related to collaboration on emergency preparedness against acute pollution should include skill training in the individual emergency preparedness functions and co-training between the operator and any agreement parties. The result of the drill should be evaluated.
When hired facilities or vessels are used, a drill should be conducted at an early point in time in accordance with a coordinated emergency preparedness plan for the contractor and the operator. If the same facility is used for a lengthy consecutive period, a major annual drill should be held involving both unit and area resources, relevant external resources, the operator's and the contractor's onshore emergency preparedness organisations, as well as the supervisory authorities,
- Chapter 9.2 of the NORSOK U-100N standard should be used for manned underwater operations,
- Chapters 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 4.9.1, 4.9.2, 5.5.2, 6.5.2, 7.5.2, 9.3.5, 10.5.2, 11.5.2, 188.8.131.52.5.2, 13.7.2 and 14.5.2 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.