During the audit we identified two nonconformities in relation to the regulatory requirements:
The following order has been issued to Esso:
Pursuant to the Management Regulations, Section 17 relating to analysis of the working environment, the Management Regulations, Section 3 and the Activities Regulations, Section 31 relating to arrangement of work, cf. the Framework Regulations, Section 5 relating to responsibility, first and second subsections, and Section 58 relating to individual decisions, ExxonMobil (Esso) is ordered to evaluate the systems intended to ensure follow-up of working environment conditions for contractors working on Esso Norge's facilities. Furthermore, Esso must, in cooperation with Aak, consider follow-up of the working environment for rope access technicians (cf. Items 5.1.1 – 5.1.2 of the report) and implement the necessary measures to ensure that working environment factors are followed up in accordance with the regulations.
The following elements must be included:
The deadline for complying with the order is set at 1 March 2010. The PSA must be notified when the order has been carried out.
About “orders” vs. “notification of order":
An order is a administrative decision made pursuant to the regulations. Before we issue an order, we usually submit a "notification of order" to the companies involved.
A notification of order is neither a measure nor a warning of sanctions, but part of our administrative process in accordance with the established rules of procedure. The notification is just a first step before an administrative decision is made.
Journal 2009/982 (document in Norwegian)
Inger Anda, Director for communication and public affairs
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