The audit was conducted between 27 September and 1 October 2021.


The objective of the audit was to verify aspects of the operation and maintenance of materials handling, cranes and lifting. We also checked that work on improving the management of maintenance was ensuring that key contributors to HSE risk and uncertainty are identified and followed up. Concerning the offshore part of the audit, we also monitored activities relating to work at height.


Four non-conformities were identified in the areas of:

  • Scaffolding design
  • Rolling scaffolds
  • Daily check of the offshore cranes
  • Maintenance management

Eight improvement points were also identified in the areas of:

  • Procedures for planning and executing lifting operations
  • Use of personnel basket
  • Corrosion maintenance
  • Checking of ladders
  • Checking of scaffolding
  • Documented training
  • Operational and safety signage
  • Spare parts management

What happens now?

We have asked Aker BP to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed and for their assessment of the improvement points observed.

The reply deadline is set at 12 January 2022.