Health & Safety Report 2013


2.3.2 KPI-2 Verification Non-Compliances The safety-critical parts of offshore installations are subject to a verification process to ensure that they are suitable for their intended purpose and remain in good condition and repair. Safety-critical parts of an installation include, for example, fire and gas detection, emergency shutdown and the temporary refuge. Verification is undertaken by independent competent people and the findings are ranked as levels 1, 2 or 3. These levels are commonly applied by the verifiers. KPI-2 monitors and measures non-compliances under levels 2 and 3, as they are the more significant findings. Level 2 findings often result from the failure of a safety-critical element (SCE) 2 to meet its performance standard but which has no significant threat to installation integrity. Average level 2 findings have decreased by 46 per cent from 2008 to 2012, dropping from 13 to 7 open findings per installation. Sustained effort is being applied to further improve this performance and tomake progress from the plateau shown in the graph below.

Figure 8: Average Number of Open Level 2 Findings per Installation at the End of a Quarter









0 Average Number of Open Level 2 Findings per Installation 2 Safety-critical elements are parts of an installation and of its plant (including computer programs), or any part thereof – • the failure of which could cause or contribute substantially to a major accident • the purpose of which is to prevent, or limit the effect of, a major accident

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