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Audit of emergency preparedness and the working environment on Transocean Arctic

From 7 to 10 December 2015, the PSA carried out an audit of Transocean Offshore Ltd NUF (Transocean) relating to the management of emergency preparedness and the working environment on Transocean Arctic with a special focus on activities in the High North.

The objective of the audit of emergency preparedness was to monitor that Transocean has worked systematically to prevent major accidents, and that the facility's emergency preparedness organisation, equipment and systems are properly fulfilling emergency preparedness functions during winter operations. The objective within the working environment domain was to assess whether Transocean's systems and practice for following up working environment risk during activity in a cold climate met the regulatory requirements.

Non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • At-risk groups
  • Follow-up of measures
  • Training and composition of the emergency preparedness organisation
  • Emergency preparedness plan
  • Fire stations
  • Barriers

In addition, improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Employee participation and safety delegates
  • Evacuation routes and securing of loose equipment
  • MOB – preparedness
  • Marking and signage
  • UHF coverage

Transocean has been given a deadline of 1 April 2016 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be dealt with. 

Entails that a condition is assessed as not complying with a regulatory requirement.

Improvement point:
Entails that we have identified a deficiency or weakness, without there being sufficient grounds for determining a breach of regulatory requirements.

Inger Anda, Director for communication and public affairs
Email: inger.anda@ptil.no | +47 970 54 064