The audit was a verification activity on Draugen in accordance with an overall project assignment for lifting equipment and lifting operations, where the purpose of the assignment was to verify compliance with the regulatory requirements for this area.
Draugen (Photo: Shell)
The background for the audit
The audit was a follow-up activity in accordance with the overall project assignment, and in accordance with Storting (Norwegian Parliament) White Paper No. 7 (2001-2002) on health, safety and the environment in the petroleum activities.
(Recommendation from the Ministry of Labour and Government Administration of 14 December 2001, approved by the King in Council on the same day: "As part of the work to improve safety in crane and lifting operations on the Shelf, the Ministry has also asked the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to give audits of these areas a high priority ...").
The audit focused on problem areas that emerged in the NPD's report "Causal relations in incidents related to lifting operations".
The purpose of the audit
The purpose of the audit was to verify that safety is ensured through the management of technical and operational aspects in planning and implementing lifting operations.
It was also to verify that the technical condition is safeguarded through control and maintenance of lifting appliances and lifting gear, and to make sure that follow-up of undesirable incidents in lifting operations fulfils the relevant requirements.
The result of the audit
The PSA made observations of a technical, operational and an administrative/organizational nature. We mention in particular:
Contact person in the PSA: