Background for the audit
By the Crown Prince Regent's Resolution of 19 December 2003, the PSA is authorized to conduct an audit of safety and working environment of the petroleum industry on some onshore installations.
We conducted an audit in order to meet the requirements and performance measures described in the subsequent allocation letter.
Purpose of the audit
The purpose of the audit was to verify compliance with current regulations in the areas of lifting equipment and lifting operations as well as verifying Statoil's measures after previously proven deviations and defects and how the company follows up with measures after undesired incidents.
Result of the audit
During 2004/2005, Statoil has strengthened the organization on Melkøya with personnel and competence that have handled the challenges previously proven in a good manner.
In addition to employing a person fulltime to follow up lifting operations on the facility, Statoil has also worked out a procedure for personnel transport and a basic handbook for lifting operations as well as worked out a best practice document with requirements for use of lifting and transport equipment on Statoil's land-based facilities. It was stated that this document will be in force from the autumn of 2005.
Having many different contracting companies that work with lifting equipment and lifting operations on Melkøya, Statoil still has a major challenge in making sure that requirements are prepared and implemented for personnel competence, approval of lifting equipment and use of lifting equipment.
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