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Audit of Equinor Mongstad

We have carried out an audit of Equinor Mongstad. This was a major accident audit on the topics of emergency preparedness, follow-up of non-conformities and improvement points from last year’s major accident audit, and implementation of new requirements in the Major Accident Regulations.


The audit pursuant to the regulations on measures to prevent and limit consequences of major accidents in enterprises where hazardous chemicals are present – the Major Accident Regulations – was coordinated by KFS, the coordinating group for these regulations. In accordance with KFS guidelines, a major accident audit of Mongstad is to be conducted annually.

Objective
The objective of the audit was to confirm that Equinor is meeting the requirements in the Major Accident Regulations, including guidelines from KFS. In 2018, the theme is emergency preparedness.

Result
The audit identified one regulatory non-conformity. This concerned a deficient strategy for preventing and limiting major accidents. We also observed two improvement points. These concerned the availability of electronic information on safety measures and the submission of emergency preparedness plans.

Equinor has been given a deadline of 14 December 2018 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be addressed. 

Øyvind Midttun, press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77