The main audit object was Aibel. However, Statoil, as the operator, and Aibel’s subcontractor Norisol were also involved.
During the audit we identified the following nonconformities in relation to the regulatory requirements:
Based on our audit findings, and in accordance with the PSA’s earlier notification of order, we have issued the following order to Aibel and Norisol:
Pursuant to Section 17 of the Management Regulations relating to analysis of the working environment, Section 3 of the Management Regulations relating to management of health, environment and safety, Section 9 of the Management Regulations relating to planning and Section 31 of the Activities Regulations relating to arrangement of work, cf. Section 5 of the Framework Regulations relating to responsibility, first subsection and Section 58 relating to individual decisions, Aibel and Norisol are ordered to evaluate the systems that are intended to ensure that scaffolders and mechanics have a fully satisfactory working environment, (cf. Items 5.1.1 – 5.1.4 of the report) and to implement the necessary measures to ensure that the working environment is followed up in accordance with the regulations.
The following elements must be included:
We have asked the companies to submit any comments they might have regarding the notification by 15 January 2010.
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 2009/963 (documents in Norwegian)