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§ 31 Monitoring and control

The responsible party shall ensure that matters of significance for prudent execution of the activities as regards health and safety, are monitored and kept under control at all times, cf. Section 19 of the Management Regulations.
Personnel with control and monitoring functions shall at all times be able to efficiently collect and process information on such conditions, cf. also Section 14 of the Management Regulations.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011

Conditions as mentioned in the first subsection, can be conditions and parameters as mentioned in Sections 17 and 33 of the Facilities Regulations, status for other safety systems, ongoing activities and implemented compensatory measures.
The requirement relating to continuous monitoring as mentioned in the first subsection, entails that the personnel shall not be assigned tasks that can impair their handling of the control and monitoring functions, cf. also Section 21 of the Facilities Regulations and Section 18 of the Management Regulations.
For monitoring and control as mentioned in the first subsection, there should be at least two persons to handle the monitoring and control functions as mentioned in the third subsection,
  1. in the central control room on permanently manned facilities,
  2. for operation of equipment for dynamic positioning, Classes 2 and 3,
  3. for drilling and well activities.
To fulfil the requirement relating to monitoring and control, the NORSOK U-100N standard, Chapters 8.3 and 8.5.1, should be used for manned underwater operations.
For monitoring and control of the external environment, see Chapter X.