At AMSOL, the company’s strong foundation in compliance and risk management ensures that in delivering value to its clients, AMSOL meets ever increasing international standards. To support this objective, the company participates in frequent external audits and verifications, and implements best practice in technical and operational excellence.
For SHEQ and Compliance Executive Terry Spreeth, this commitment is an important part of a competitive AMSOL value proposition to clients: “As a South African owned and managed company, it’s our ability to maintain high standards whilst working in high risk marine environments that sets us apart.
Irrespective of the geographical location of our operations, we are able to offer our clients the world class service they require.”
In AMSOL’s drive to ensure compliance with best practice the company is certificated to the ISO quality, environmental, health and safety standards. ISO standards are internationally agreed by experts and verified by external certification bodies. As part of the SHEQ & Compliance Department planning process, it was decided in 2019 to complete the transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 in 2020.
A comprehensive project plan and Management of Change was developed to ensure that all bases were covered. 2020 was also the recertification year for the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 with Lloyd’s Register Group Limited (LRQA).
Notwithstanding COVID-19 and restrictions on travelling to different sites, the planning and preparations went ahead and following approvals from the certification body a virtual audit was successfully completed during the period 18 May – 22 May 2020 covering Durban, Mossel Bay and Cape Town. At the closing meeting AMSOL was recommended for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 which will be allocated following LRQA own technical review process.