The audit was carried out by reviewing documents, conducting interviews, conversations and verifications.
Statfjord A (source: Scanpix)
Background for the audit
The basis for the audit was, inter alia, Chap. III-IV of the Facilities Regulations relating to emergency preparedness, Chap. VI-II of the Activities Regulations relating to competence and Chap. XI relating to emergency preparedness.
The PSA shall contribute to technical and operational robustness, and evaluate the company's competence and capacity in relation to a new organisational model.
Purpose of the audit
The purpose of the audit was to verify that StatoilHydro safeguards preparedness-related factors on Statfjord A in accordance with regulatory requirements and the company's own governing documents.
This includes organisation of the emergency preparedness including cooperation on preparedness, maintenance of emergency response equipment, means of evacuation and escape routes, maintenance of personnel competence related to emergency response functions, emergency response drills and exercises and ICT safety.
Result of the audit
We identified two items that we classify as nonconformities in relation to the regulatory requirements.
The main impression from the audit on Statfjord A is, however, that emergency preparedness is properly safeguarded even if there is room for improvements in connection with some technical and operational aspects.