The audit was conducted from 10 to 17 June 2022. The Civil Aviation Authority Norway participated in the helideck audit.


The objective of the audit was to verify systems and processes that contribute to ensuring comprehensive management of emergency preparedness, as well as verifying that helidecks comply with the regulatory requirements in order to secure safe helicopter operations and personnel transport.


Within the domain of emergency preparedness, two non-conformities were identified during the audit, concerning:

  • MOB boat training
  • Maintenance of rope ladders

Furthermore, one improvement point was identified concerning the system for training and drilling of deputies.

The Civil Aviation Authority Norway, our auxiliary agency for the audit of helicopter operations, identified ten non-conformities.

What happens next?

We have asked Equinor to report back to us on how they will address the non-conformities and for their assessment of the improvement point observed. The deadline for reply is set at 15 September 2022.