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Equinor’s second quarter 2023 safety results

Employees at Melkøya
Employees at Melkøya
(Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland / Equinor)

Equinor’s long-term positive safety trend continues. The number of serious incidents per million hours worked has never been lower than it was at the end of the second quarter, measured over the past twelve months.

Jannicke Nilsson, executive vice president for safety, security, and sustainability
Jannicke Nilsson, executive vice president for safety, security, and sustainability
(Photo: Sheyda Aalgaard / Equinor)

“This is encouraging. We believe in long-term and systematic work and will continue to improve our safety effort,” says Jannicke Nilsson, executive vice president for safety, security, and sustainability.

At the end of the second quarter of 2023 the serious incident frequency per million hours worked (SIF) was 0.3, down from 0.4 in the first quarter. Serious injuries are also included in the serious incident frequency.

The total recordable injury frequency (the number of injuries requiring medical treatment per million hours worked, TRIF) was 2.5 for the last twelve months per the second quarter, down from 2.7 in the first quarter.

“An important part of our continuous safety work is to keep learning from incidents. Through the “Always Safe” annual wheel we cooperate with other operating companies and external suppliers to enhance the understanding of what conditions prevent safe work” says Nilsson.

In the third quarter we will focus on safe work at heights and preventing dropped objects.

Earlier this year Equinor launched an e-learning course on preventing major accidents. The course is mandatory for all employees and available to the company’s suppliers. Equinor has also focused particularly on safety training of leaders this year.

“The effort of preventing major accidents has been stepped up this year. We believe that it is important to build a uniform safety culture together with our suppliers and industry partners by sharing and learning across companies,” says Nilsson.

Eleven oil and gas leaks have been recorded during the past twelve months. Oil and gas leaks are classified by the severity of the leak rate.

There have been no incidents with major accident potential or serious well control incidents in the second quarter.

Second quarter 2023 safety results, illustration with graphs

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