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Equinor’s first quarter 2022 safety trend is released.

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1Q22 safety results show a stable trend in the number of serious incidents and with regards to personal injuries. No incidents with major accident potential have been recorded during the first quarter. The serious incident frequency, SIF (number of serious incidents per million hours worked), is 0.5 at the end of 1Q22. Most of the serious incidents are related to dropped objects and lifting operations.

During the past 12 months the total recordable incident frequency, TRIF, (number of injuries requiring medical treatment per million hours worked), is 2.4 per 1Q22.

The number of serious injuries is also included in the serious incident frequency, SIF. Most injuries are hand and finger injuries.

A total of nine oil and gas leaks have been recorded during the past 12 months. Oil and gas leaks are classified by the severity of the leak rate. No leaks were recorded during the first quarter.

Jannicke Nilsson Equinor’s executive vice president for Safety, Security & Sustainability said: “We want to extract as much learning as possible from the incidents. For this reason we are working on the root causes to understand why the incidents occur.”

Through the Always Safe annual wheel Equinor is cooperating with other operator companies and external suppliers to reduce the probability of major accidents and to better understand what conditions prevent the company from working safely. The annual wheel and learning packages help to repeat and fortify the work.

“We take these numbers seriously, and we focus on transparency in safety. We need a good reporting culture to be able to learn from incidents. To prevent incidents, we must learn from both incidents and ordinary work situations. This is crucial to improve our safety results,” says Nilsson.

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