The audit was conducted from 21 October to 6 November 2020.
The objective of the audit was to verify that Equinor’s management of technical barriers at Veslefrikk A and B complies with the authorities’ requirements. This entails the safeguarding and maintenance of the barriers’ functions throughout the life of the facilities.
Five non-conformities were identified, relating to:
- Arrangement and organisation of work and competence
- Non-conformity handling
- Reporting of hazard and accident situations
- Shutdown of potential ignition sources
- Consideration of issues before decisions are made
No improvement points were identified.
What happens next?
We have asked Equinor to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed. The reply deadline is set at 1 March 2021.