AUDITING

INTRODUCTION

The basis of auditing is in order to ensure, processes, procedures, maintenance, competencies and so forth are in accordance with contractual expectations, regulatory requirements, industry practices, etc.

Rigtech Independent conduct a number of audit programmes, both to examine whether a client is in compliance with their own procedures and to ensure third party contracts are being adhered to. Our Rig Inspection programmes are a formal assessment of the rig as a whole, whereas the Audits concentrate on specific areas.

A common theme when a third party contract is awarded, is that the issuing company then fails to audit the contractor and is unaware of the way in which that contract is being fulfilled.

If no audit programme is in place, very often an owner only finds out how the contract is being administered when things go wrong

AUDIT PROGRAMMES

Rigtech have a number of audit programmes in place, which include those itemised below:

Asset Integrity management.

Equipment Maintenance management.

Rig condition.

Cranes.

Electrical equipment in Hazardous areas.

Ventilation.

Safety.

Evacuation and Escape.

Management systems such as:

  • The Management of Change.
  • Lifting equipment.
  • Critical gauges.
  • Pressure Relief Valves.
  • Power tools.The Control of Certification

The Audits are conducted according to the client requirements and with the help of established Rigtech guidelines.

Deficiencies are organized in the same three levels of priority and spreadsheets are used such that a client can readily adopt everything into a tracking system.

The graph below is typical of an audit programme and shows the distribution of criticality of action over the number of deficiencies recorded

Auditing

The graphs above are generated from the guidance notes used during the audit, as in the extracted example from a safety audit, below

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