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Audit of GdF SUEZ - electrical installations and person responsible for electrical installations

From 24-25 May 2011, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of GdF SUEZ (GdF). The audit activity targeted the operator’s work to ensure compliance with the Petroleum Regulations’ requirements for electrical installations and the person responsible for electrical installations.


Background
The background for the activity is based on the PSA’s main priorities for 2011, particularly follow-up of barriers.

It is important to the PSA that the industry uses and further develops knowledge relating to safeguarding and improving barriers.

The sum of technical, operational and organisational factors is crucial for the barriers to function and be effective at all times. A good understanding of risk is necessary to prevent accidents, to establish an appropriate preparedness and to reduce uncertainty.

Objective
The objective of the activity was to ensure fulfilment of the regulatory provisions.

The audit placed particular emphasis on the parts of the company’s management system which include the role of the person responsible for electrical installations, responsibility and tasks during engineering, operations and modifications and maintenance of electrical facilities.

Results
The audit was carried out as planned with good facilitation by GdF. The conversations held gave the impression of skilled and enthusiastic employees.

One nonconformity was discovered during the audit in connection with follow-up of technical operational documents.

Furthermore, three improvement items were identified in connection with:

  • Implementation of work processes in the CMMS management system
  • Registration and follow-up of temporary equipment
  • Internal audits and audit planning
     

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