The audit was conducted from 30 November to 3 December 2021.
The objective of the audit was to follow up how Okea clarifies consistency between management practice and the aim of preventing major accidents, and whether there are common challenges across facilities, operations, projects and organisational levels.
We paid particular attention to:
- Which information the company prioritises in order to achieve a realistic understanding of their own management practice
- Which information the company believes can capture any challenges relating to framework conditions across facilities, operations, projects and organisational levels
- How the company uses available information to gain a realistic understanding of critical safety challenges at the right level, and sufficiently early, to make relevant and effective adjustments to practices
- Significant obstacles to achieving such an understanding
The audit did not identify any regulatory non-conformities, but we observed two factors that we have chosen to categorise as improvement points. These concerned:
- Information concerning needs for improvement
- Information about who needs what type of information
What happens now?
We have asked Okea for their assessment of the improvement points observed.
The improvement points concern matters that form part of the company's continuous improvement activities. We have therefore asked Okea for general feedback on the report's assessments and conclusions, and their assessment of these in the light of the company's improvement processes that relate to the prevention of major accidents.
The deadline for feedback is 19 April 2022.