The object of the audit was to verify: the management of emergency preparedness based on risk analyses and emergency preparedness assessments; how emergency preparedness is organised; which equipment is available in emergency situations; the management of employee participation, including the organisation and involvement of the safety representative service on board; the working environment competence of the safety representatives and line managers; the working environment committee (AMU) members; and how the facility's AMU functions; as well as to follow up previous audits.
Non-conformities were identified relating to non-conformity handling, competence and training of the MOB team/operations, training of the emergency preparedness organisation offshore, maintenance of doors and emergency preparedness equipment, the design and follow-up of fire stations, the securing of loose equipment, emergency lighting, emergency preparedness assessments and chemical exposure.
In addition, improvement points were identified relating to ignition source controls, the helideck and means of evacuation from lift shafts.
Maersk has been given a deadline of 1 September 2017 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be addressed.
Øyvind Midttun, press contact
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