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African solutions. International standards

Earlier this year, AMSOL was awarded a Certificate of Approval from Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) following verification of the company’s alignment to and implementation of the requirements of the OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) Standard.

In March 2018 AMSOL successfully completed the transition audit for ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) to the 2015 standard requirements. The new certification was received in August 2018.

This demonstrates AMSOL’s commitment to obtaining and maintaining certification to internationally recognized standards – and the assurance that this offers clients and other interested parties.

Marius Pieterse, AMSOL’s SHEQ & Security Officer, is the company’s management representative and takes the lead in these important processes. He explains:

“Employees across the business have been working together as a team to ensure alignment and audit readiness in order to obtain this certification. We are proud of this achievement and will continue to improve and align to best practice”.

AMSOL uses the expertise of internal and external resources to inspect, assess and audit work sites and operations to ensure that any possible gaps in compliance are identified and addressed. Different perspectives, specialist resources and external assessments further improves systems and processes. This includes learning from industry and corporate incidents, issues and international best practice. AMSOL also has a dedicated SHEQ internal audit function which completes comprehensive audits across the business.

2018 ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • In the last few months, AMSOL has received an ISM Document of Compliance to operate Tankers.
  • ISM Document of Compliance for Lloyds Register and Chinese Classification society was renewed.
  • The company has also renewed membership with IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association) and aligned to their requirements when executing subsea operations.