From 23 August to 7 September 2017, we carried out an audit of Aker BP, in order to verify that the company's management of change processes, as well as working environment risk and arrangements for genuine employee participation complied with the regulatory requirements.
The audit showed that changes resulting from the integration process at Aker BP have provisionally had limited influence on the Alvheim FPSO, but the integration has led to new procedures which may be difficult to find out about. Various arenas have been established in the Alvheim operating organisation in which HSE matters are discussed and in which the safety delegate service also participated.
We gained an impression that both management and the safety delegate service were focused on improving employee participation.
The audit identified five non-conformities and one improvement point. The non-conformities concerned the management of the working environment, work-related musculo-skeletal disorders, noise exposure harmful to hearing, benzene exposure and information and training in occupational health and safety. The improvement point related to the employer's duties toward employees other than its own.
We have asked Aker BP to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed by 1 December 2017.