The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out an audit of Odfjell Drilling's management of the working environment and helideck operations on Deepsea Atlantic. The audit was conducted from 20 to 27 April 2023 with assistance from the Civil Aviation Authority Norway.
The objective of the audit was to verify that Odfjell’s management of the working environment, employee participation and helideck operations on Deepsea Atlantic complied with the regulatory requirements.
Follow-up of previous non-conformities
As stated in the notice of audit, we verified how the company had addressed previously identified non-conformities/improvement points and ensuing orders from the audits of 2017 and 2020.
We found that the following conditions had not been fully addressed in line with the regulations and Odfjell’s feedback to us:
Non-conformity 5.1.1 concerning the system for following up the training of the emergency preparedness organisation on board
Non-conformity 5.1.1 concerning the system for training the emergency preparedness organisation on board
Within the working environment, we identified six non-conformities concerning:
Analyses of the working environment
Psychosocial working environment
Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders
Personal protective equipment
We also identified three improvement points concerning:
Follow-up of other participants
Within emergency preparedness/helideck, we identified three non-conformities concerning:
Emergency lighting for operation of dual agent hose reel
The system for following up the training of the emergency preparedness organisation on board
On the helideck, there were six non-conformities and one improvement point/observation. These can be found in a separate non-conformity list from CAA Norway, at the bottom of this page.
What happens next?
We have asked Odfjell to report to us on how the non-conformities will be addressed, and for their assessment of the improvement points identified. The reply deadline is set at 30 June 2023.