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§ 4 Risk reduction

In reducing risk as mentioned in Section 11 of the Framework Regulations, the responsible party shall select technical, operational and organisational solutions that reduce the likelihood that harm, errors and hazard and accident situations occur.
Furthermore, barriers as mentioned in Section 5 shall be established.
The solutions and barriers that have the greatest risk-reducing effect shall be chosen based on an individual as well as an overall evaluation. Collective protective measures shall be preferred over protective measures aimed at individuals.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011

When choosing technical, operational and organisational solutions as mentioned in the first subsection, the responsible party should apply principles that provide good, inherent health, safety and environment qualities.
Hazard and accident situations as mentioned in the first subsection, are a collective term covering both near-accidents and accidents that have occurred, as well as other undesirable conditions that can lead to injury or damage, cf. Section 11 of the Framework Regulations regarding risk reduction principles.

Offshore petroleum activities
See also the NS-EN ISO 17776 standard, Chapter 4 through Chapter 9.
Results from environmental risk analyses, cf. Sections 16 and 17 of the Management Regulations, should be included in the basis for choice of solutions to reduce risk.
Risk reduction measures that should be considered, are conducting the activity in periods of the year with the lowest environmental risk and choosing a design that reduces the extent of pollution, e.g. blowout rates.