The background to our audit was a focus on various themes connected with robustness and employee participation. There was also a focus on barriers being safeguarded in a holistic and consistent manner so as to reduce as far as possible the risks of unintended operational incidents and work-related illness. The audit also followed up findings from the previous AoC audit. Askepott received its AoC on 28 November 2017 and has been in operation since February 2018.


The objective of the audit was to verify the company’s compliance with the HSE regulations within emergency preparedness and the working environment at Askepott.


Within emergency preparedness, one non-conformity was identified relating to a systematic approach to the organisation and follow-up of emergency preparedness training on board, as well as one improvement point relating to descriptions of emergency preparedness tasks and responsibilities.

Within the working environment domain, six non-conformities were identified in the following areas:

  • Chemical working environment
  • Noise exposure harmful to hearing
  • Ergonomic factors
  • Psychosocial factors
  • Joint, local working environment committee (FS-AMU)
  • Non-conformity handling

KCAD has been given a deadline of 18 February 2019 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement point will be addressed.