The audit was conducted between 19 February and 7 March 2024.


The objective of the audit was to verify that the company’s management of maintenance, including classification, own follow-up and ongoing changes, complied with the authorities’ and the company’s own requirements.
Furthermore, we wanted to ensure that the work on maintenance effectiveness was performed such that key contributors to HSE risk/uncertainty were identified and followed up.
We also wanted to monitor that there is sufficient staffing and expertise to carry out the maintenance and ensure safe operations.
Finally, in respect of maintenance planning and execution, we wanted to monitor the operator’s management of the working environment and verify that this complies with regulatory requirements.


We identified seven non-conformities during the audit. These concerned:

  • Classification
  • Non-conformity handling
  • Maintenance programme
  • Working environment
  • Chemical health hazards
  • Labelling and storage of chemicals
  • Noise

We also identified one improvement point concerning governing documents within the working environment domain.

What happens now?

We have asked Aker BP to report to us by 19 June 2024 on how the non-conformities will be addressed, and to give us their assessment of the improvement point observed.