The audit was conducted between 9 November 2023 and 25 January 2024 with verifications at Sleipner A, T and the Sture terminal.


The objective of the audit was to verify how Equinor ensures that hazardous chemical exposure is avoided when storing, using, handling and disposing of chemicals, and during work operations and processes that emit chemical components. During the inspection, we mainly looked at chemicals with a high inherent health hazard, including chemicals classified as carcinogens.


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

  • Use of the internal occupational health service
  • Analyses of chemical health risks
  • Information on risks associated with hazardous chemicals
  • Chemical health hazards
  • Storage and labelling of chemicals
  • Storage and maintenance of personal protective equipment
  • Register of workers exposed to carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic chemicals and lead
  • Follow-up

An improvement point was also identified, concerning compliance with the company’s own requirements.

What happens now?

We have asked Equinor to report to us by 22 May 2024 on how the non-conformities will be addressed, and to give us their assessment of the improvement point observed.