The audit was conducted between 17 and 20 June 2019.


The objective of the audit was to assess how Equinor ensures compliance with its own and the authorities’ requirements, and how they use recognised standards to meet requirements for the operation and maintenance of the electrical facilities. We also wanted to verify how the role of “responsible person for electrical facilities” is catered for.


The audit identified the following non-conformities:

  • Missing warning signs in high-voltage installations
  • Inadequate emergency lighting
  • Missing labelling and documentation of Ex equipment
  • Lack of preventive measures for protecting against explosions
  • Deficient use of systems and equipment classification in maintenance activities
  • Missing documentation of selectivity in UPS installation

We also detected improvement points relating to:

  • lighting in the facility, and
  • risk reduction during operation of the emergency generator

What happens now?

We have asked Equinor to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed. We have also asked the company for its assessment of the improvement points observed.

The deadline for feedback is set at 7 November 2019.