Maintenance has also proven to be a contributing factor for major accidents both within the petroleum activity and other activities/industries. The maintenance contractors are central players with regard to ensuring that the maintenance is carried out in a way that helps avoid accidents. An important element of this is learning from undesirable incidents.
The major accident potential in the petroleum activity makes the safety work in general, and in particular the maintenance of safety-critical equipment, a high priority.
The report from the PSA-SINTEF project e.g. concludes that
The seminar presentations from Reinertsen and Beerenberg were very similar with regard to what they are ”struggling with”.
With regard to what promotes learning, SINTEF drew attention to the following aspects as particularly important:
In addition, based on the knowledge they have on undesirable incidents and major accidents, and on (potential) learning from these:
You can read more about this in the attached presentations (In Norwegian). Useful information regarding the actual survey and the results can be found in the attached report.
More than 80 people attended the seminar, with the majority being contractor employees.
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