The audit was conducted from 21 to 30 March 2023. The audit covered employees working on facilities included in Baker Hughes’ fully integrated contracts with Equinor.


The objective of the audit was to monitor how the working hours provisions are adhered to, such that hazardous conditions are avoided, safe operations are ensured and the risk of failure, hazard and accident situations is reduced.


We identified six non-conformities during the audit. These comprised:

  • System for recording working hours
  • Breach of the working hours provisions
  • Manning
  • Regulatory competence
  • Management of working hours
  • Management of the psychosocial and organisational working environment

What happens now?

We have asked Baker Hughes to report to us by 31 August 2023 on how the non-conformities will be addressed.