The objective of the audit was to verify how Statoil is organising the proper planning and execution of the scaffolding work.


Seven non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Incorrect use of suspended platforms in the installation
  • Own control of scaffolding in the installation
  • Supervisory duty relating to scaffolding in use
  • Maintenance of scaffolding materials
  • Training of personnel
  • Risk assessments
  • Transfer of experience and learning from incidents

In addition, four improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Training
  • Language of labelling
  • The scaffolding manual
  • Governing documentation