The audit was conducted in October 2022.
The objective of the audit was to:
- Verify that crane and lifting operations, as well as work at height, have been carried out in accordance with the requirements.
- Verify that maintenance has been performed in compliance with plans and guidelines from the manufacturers of the equipment and machinery in the area being audited.
- Verify that surveys of factors such as noise, chemical exposure and ergonomics have been carried out and followed up as described in the application for consent to a life extension for Tambar.
- Verify that the company's systems for managing health risks in the working environment for NUF personnel, including organisational and psychosocial risks, comply with the regulatory requirements.
The audit identified six non-conformities and four improvement points.
The non-conformities included:
- Defective maintenance of unsecured lifting equipment
- Non-conformity handling following self inspections and proficiency certification
- Analysis of the working environment
- Coordination of responsibilities and authorities
- Chemical health hazards
- Storage of chemicals
The improvement points included:
- Data processing
- Arrangements for work at height
- Working environment committee (AMU)
- Governing documents applicable to the working environment
What happens next?
We have asked Aker BP to report to us by 8 February 2023 on how the non-conformities will be addressed, and to give us their assessment of the improvement points observed.