Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) found five irregularities during an audit on mobile drilling facility ‘Maersk Inspirer’, after the owner Maersk Drilling applied for an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC).
From 12 to 15 May 2020, PSA carried out an audit of the follow-up of working environment conditions on Mærsk Inspirer.
The facility was berthed for modification work at Egersund, but, due to the COVID-19 situation, the audit was conducted digitally through presentations, interviews and a review of videoed material over Skype.
The objective of the audit was a status follow-up in respect of the conformity assessment of the facility’s technical condition, organisation and management systems relative to the regulatory working environment requirements for Maersk Inspirer.
The audit identified five non-conformities, relating to Ergonomic arrangements, Lighting, Design of the shale shaker area, Respiratory protection, and Protection and safety work in a free, independent position.
In addition, three improvement points were identified, relating to Noise exposure harmful to hearing, Line managers’ working environment responsibilities, Use of the Norwegian language.
PSA has now asked Maersk Drilling to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed, and to provide us with their assessment of the improvement points observed.