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Audit of HSE management and working environment at Polycrest

During the period 20-21 September 2007 and 2 October 2007, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit of Polycrest AS in the areas of HSE management systems and working environment.

The audit activities were conducted by means of presentations of the elements of the management system, document review and verifications at Polycrest AS' offices.

Background for the audit
Polycrest AS is responsible for operation of the Port Rigmar, a jack-up living quarters facility. The facility was built in 1979 as a drilling facility, and it was subsequently rebuilt into a living quarters facility in 1991/1992. The facility is registered in the Bahamas and certified by Det Norske Veritas.

Polycrest AS has applied for an (AoC) for the facility. After a stay at the yard, the plan is for the facility to go to work on the Norwegian Shelf for ConocoPhillips.

Link:Audit of Port Rigmar

Purpose of the audit
The purpose of the audit was to verify that conditions related to the management system for HSE and follow-up of the working environment satisfy Norwegian regulatory requirements.

The verification was conducted based on the submitted AoC application, as well as information received from Polycrest AS.

Result of the audit
During the audit, we identified a need for a review and update of Polycrest AS' procedures for HSE management to ensure that they meet the functional requirements in the regulations.

Deficiencies were also revealed as regards the establishment of specific working environment requirements and organization of the company's AMU (Working Environment Committee).

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss