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Management and major accident risk

Management at all levels of the industry must work to reduce major accident risk, and ensure that these efforts are pursued in a coherent manner.

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Management has an overall responsibility for managing major accident risk. Initiatives and decisions taken by management define and influence conditions which are significant for such risk.

The industry must:

  • Ensure that management – at every level – gives priority to work on reducing major accident risk.
  • When several companies work together, a key requirement is that each of them fulfils its responsibility both for its own operations and for the companies under contract to it.
  • Follow-up, including with suppliers, is a key tool in exercising management’s responsibility for preventing major accidents.

Our efforts in 2013 will include:

  • Following up the drilling contractors and their responsibility in the operational phase – and how they understand and exercise this responsibility.
  • Attention will also be focused on the way the companies tailor their activities to deal with shortages of critical resources, such as capacity and expertise.
  • In addition, we will look at the companies’ own follow-up and how they work to maintain an overview of their own operations.