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Order following audit of follow-up of groups at risk on Eldfisk

In November/December 2009, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (CoPSAS) and contractors Fabricom AS (Fabricom) og IKM Gruppen AS (IKM), and their identification and follow-up of groups potentially at risk on Eldfisk. The three companies have now received orders in accordance with previously issued notification.


Link: Notification of order following audit of follow-up of groups at risk on Eldfisk

CoPSAS has received the following order:

Pursuant to Section 17 of the Management Regulations relating to analyses of the working environment, Section 4-1 subsection 1 of the Working Environment Act (AML) relating to requirements for individual and overall assessment of factors in the working environment which can impact the employees’ physical and mental health and welfare, cf. Section 5 of the Framework Regulations  relating to responsibility, first and second subsection and Section 58 relating to administrative decision order ConocoPhillips to:

  • Assess the systems which shall ensure follow-up of working environment conditions for contractors who work on ConocoPhillips' facilities (cf. the report's items 5.1.1 and 5.1.2), including ensuring that IKM Testing and Fabricom submit binding plans with set deadlines for risk-reducing measures, including training for their contractors.
  • Ensure that necessary measures for ensuring that working environment conditions are followed up according to the regulations are carried out. This includes making sure that mapping and risk assessment of working environment conditions for contractor groups are carried out – cf. the report's item 5.1.4. is carried out.

The deadline for complying with the order is set at 1 May 2010. We must be notified when the order has been carried out.

Fabricom has received the following order:

Pursuant to Section 17 of the Management Regulations relating to analysis of the working environment, Section 4-1 subsection 1 of the Working Environment Act (AML) relating to requirements for individual and overall assessment of factors in the working environment which impact the employees' physical and mental health and welfare, cf. Section 5 of the Framework Regulations relating to responsibility, first subsection and Section 58 relating to individual decisions, Fabricom is ordered to consider the systems which are to ensure follow-up of working environment conditions for their employees who work on ConocoPhillips facilities (cf. the report's items 5.1.1 and 5.1.2) and carry out necessary measures for ensuring that working environment conditions are followed up according to the regulatory requirements.

The following elements must be included:

  • Mapping and risk assessments of working environment conditions – cf. the report’s item 5.1.1
  • Training within relevant working environment risk – cf. the report's item 5.1.2
  • Binding plan for implementation of risk-reducing measures

The deadline for complying with the order is set at 1 May 2010. We must be notified when the order has been carried out.

IKM has received the following order:

Pursuant to Section 17 of the Management Regulations relating to analysis of the working environment, Section 4-1 subsection 1 of the Working Environment Act (AML) relating to requirements for individual and overall assessments of factors in the working environment which can impact the employees' physical and mental health and welfare, Section 20 of the Activities Regulations relating to training in safety and working environment and Section 41 relating to information on risk during conduct of work, Section 11 of the Management Regulations  11 relating to manning and competence, cf. Section 5 of the Framework Regulations relating to responsibility, first subsection and Section 58 relating to individual decisions, IKM Testing is ordered to assess the systems which are to safeguard follow-up of working environment conditions for their employees who work on ConocoPhillips' facilities (cf. the report's items 5.1.1 and 5.1.2) and carry out necessary measures to ensure that working environment conditions are follow up according to the regulations.

The following elements must be included:

  • Mapping and risk assessments of working environment conditions – cf. the report’s item 5.1.1
  • Training within relevant working environment risk – cf. the report's item 5.1.2
  • Binding plan for implementation of risk-reducing measures

The deadline for complying with the order is set at 1 May 2010. We must be notified when the order has been carried out.

About “orders” vs. “notification of order":
An order is a administrative decision made pursuant to the regulations. Before we issue an order, we usually submit a "notification of order" to the companies involved.

A notification of order is neither a measure nor a warning of sanctions, but part of our administrative process in accordance with the established rules of procedure. The notification is just a first step before an administrative decision is made.

Journal 2009/972 (documents in Norwegian)