• The audit was conducted from 27 to 30 March 2023
  • A notification of order was sent on 6 June 2023
  • The order was issued on 22 June 2023


In June 2021, we carried out an audit of Equinor focused on its management and provision of a safe organisational and psychosocial working environment, and on the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among its own personnel at the Mongstad facility.

The audit identified five non-conformities concerning:

  • Analysis of the working environment
  • Planning and measures
  • Continuous improvement
  • Training and information about health risks in the working environment
  • Arrangements for employee participation


The objective of the audit in 2023 was to verify that the non-conformities from the audit in 2021 had been rectified.


The follow-up audit showed that some of the non-conformities concerning the management of organisational and psychosocial working environment risk have not been addressed in line with Equinor’s feedback to us.


The follow-up audit showed that there were still non-conformities that had not been rectified. We have now issued Equinor with the following order:

Pursuant to the Framework Regulations, Section 69 concerning administrative decisions, with reference to the Framework Regulations, Section 23 concerning general requirements for material and information; the Management Regulations, Section 11 concerning the basis for making decisions and decision criteria, Section 16 concerning the general requirements for analyses and Section 18 concerning working environment analysis; and the Technical and Operational Regulations, Section 47 concerning psychosocial aspects and Section 55 concerning planning, 2nd para, we order Equinor Mongstad to

  1. produce a plan for how Equinor Mongstad will use its (improved) method for securing the management of organisational and psychosocial risk at Mongstad.
  2. document that the use of an (improved) method for mapping organisational and psychosocial risk has been applied at group level/unit level.

See Chapter 4.1.2 of the report.

The deadline for complying with the order is 31 January 2024 for the first item and 1 October 2024 for the second. We are to be notified when the order has been carried out.