Supervision is a critical management function within companies and a key element in effective risk control and management of health and safety. Historical accident data has shown that poor or inadequate supervision was considered to be a significant factor in accident causation both for individual and major hazard risk.
The NSOAF multi-national audit project 'Supervision' was carried out during the period 2008 to early 2009 in Denmark, Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom by national audit teams. Thirteen offshore production installations were visited, involving eight operators. After the completion of the offshore visits, interviews with onshore senior line management were conducted. The final audit report reflects the findings from the offshore visits and meetings with onshore senior managers.
HSE is pleased to share the audit report findings with the offshore industry in the hope that they will consider taking the following actions: