The audit was conducted from 7 February to 7 April 2022.


The objective of the audit was to monitor the systems for managing working environment risk at Gullfaks A. We particularly wanted to examine how the management at different organisational levels in Equinor assumed their responsibilities and provided framework conditions for enabling the contractors to identify and manage working environment risk.


The audit identified eight non-conformities and two improvement points.

The non-conformities concerned:

  • Management of working hours
  • Follow-up and recording of working hours
  • Non-conformity handling
  • Follow-up of drilling contractor
  • Design of work areas
  • Noise-related health risk
  • Health risk from the chemical working environment
  • Ergonomic factors

The improvement points concerned:

  • Manning and competence
  • Analyses of the psychosocial and organisational working environment

Follow-up of previous non-conformities

During the audit, we also verified how Equinor has rectified certain previously identified non-conformities. We found that the following non-conformities had not been addressed in line with the company’s feedback of 20 February 2016:

What happens now?

We have asked Equinor to report to us by 30 November 2022 on how the non-conformities will be addressed, and for their assessment of the improvement points observed.