NOPSEMA undertakes investigations where it has received information through any of its own activities, or by other means that justifies the seeking of evidence of non-compliance with the law in order to understand the risks to the workforce and/or the environment and as a basis for enforcement.

Investigations are undertaken to gather and establish the facts of the incident, determine whether action has been taken or needs to be taken to prevent recurrence, if there has been breaches of legislation for which NOPSEMA is the enforcing authority and establish whether to take further action, including formal enforcement.

A NOPSEMA investigation can occur in a range of locations, including at an offshore facility, onshore premises or a duty holder’s regulated business premises.

Where NOPSEMA inspectors have found an issue that may lead to an enforcement action, the Compliance Committee will have oversight to ensure consistency of approach and a strategic approach to enforcement.

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