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§ 22 Handling of nonconformities

The responsible party shall register and follow up nonconformities in relation to requirements in the health, safety and environment legislation, including nonconformities in relation to internal requirements, which are of significance for compliance with requirements in the health, safety and environment legislation. The nonconformities' impact on health, safety and the environment shall be considered, both individually and in relation to other nonconformities.
Nonconformities shall be corrected, the causes shall be identified, and remedial measures shall be implemented to prevent the nonconformity from recurring. The measures shall be followed up and the effects evaluated.
Until nonconformities have been corrected, necessary compensating measures shall be implemented to maintain a prudent level as regards health, safety and the environment.
Necessary preventive measures shall be implemented to prevent further potential nonconformities.
The responsible party shall maintain an overview of the status of nonconformities in its own activities. The operator or the party responsible for operating an offshore or onshore facility shall maintain a comprehensive overview.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011

Following up nonconformities as mentioned in the first subsection, can be safeguarded e.g. in the established systems for maintenance administration, work permits, follow-up of hazards and accidents, and in the system for handling nonconformities. See also the NS-EN ISO 9004 standard, Chapter 10.
Correction as mentioned in the second subsection means measures to remove an identified nonconformmity. See also the NS-EN ISO 9000 standard, Chapter 3.12.
Corrective measures as mentioned in the second subsection, means action eliminate the cause of a nonconformity and to prevent recurrence. See also the NS-EN ISO 9000 standard, Chapter 3.12.
Preventive measures as mentioned in the fourth subsection, means measures to remove the cause of a potential nonconformity or some other potential undesirable situation. See also the NS-EN ISO 9000 standard, Chapter 3.12.