The audit was conducted from 10 to 13 February 2020.


The objective of the audit was to:

  • Verify that cranes and lifting operations were being managed in accordance with applicable regulations.
  • Verify that work at height was being safeguarded in accordance with the regulations.
  • Assess whether Okea’s systems for the management and follow-up of health risk in the working environment at Draugen complied with the regulatory requirements.
  • Assess the provision of capacity and competence within the working environment.
  • Assess how Okea facilitates genuine employee participation.


During the audit, six non-conformities and two improvement points were identified.

The non-conformities included

  • Follow-up of equipment for materials handling.
  • Enterprise of competence follow-up.
  • Pre-use checks of offshore cranes as part of the emergency preparedness plan.
  • Maintenance of wire ropes.
  • Work at height.
  • Governing documents applicable to the working environment.

The improvement points concerned

  • Deficient competence.
  • Deficient working environment surveys.

What happens now?

We have asked Okea to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed and to provide their assessment of the improvement points observed. The reply deadline is set at 15 June 2020.