In a bid to continually meet national and international standards, JC International, a leading inspection, rope access and training company, has upgraded its Quality Management System (QMS) from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 2001:2015.
The certificate, presented to the company in Lagos recently, is the latest version of international standard by Bureau Veritas (BV), UK.
The certification further affirms JC International’s quality management system ability to consistently provide Training, Rope Access, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Inspection and Certification of Lifting Equipment, Bottom Hole Assembly, Drill Pipes and Water Jetting services to Oil and Gas, Construction and Marine industries.
The new ISO 9001:2015 certification adopted a risk-based thinking, whereby risks and opportunities are identified and used to improve the business processes; while the previous version, 9001:2008 centred more on using corrective and preventive techniques at meeting customer’s requirements.
Speaking on the achievement, Austin Joseph, managing director, JC International, said the upgrade from 9001:2008 to 9001:2015 was in line with the company’s commitment to meeting and exceeding the expectations of its stakeholders.
Joseph said, “This has further shown how strongly committed we are as a company to continually improve our overall business processes.”
According to Joseph, implementing ISO 9001:2015 standards is not only critical to meeting customer’s needs, but also to ensuring a workforce of highly trained and competent personnel as well as mitigating workplace hazards and many other benefits.
Also, Theo Aren, manager, Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC), JC International, explained that the recertification would further reaffirm customer’s confidence in the company.
Aren said, “Meeting client’s expectations is a core part of our business drive. Our Quality Management System is able to consistently meet the requirements of our interested parties such as employees, customers, government, regulatory bodies and including host communities.”
Meanwhile, Bureau Veritas Systems Certification manager, Adenike Akinbote, commended JC International for its consistent commitment towards maintaining international standard of operations.
She said after months of rigorous assessment, Bureau Veritas found JC International to conform to the requirements of international standard, therefore, worthy of the ISO 9001:2015 certificate.