Global management system certifier, LRQA becomes one of only two organisations to offer UKAS accredited certification to ISO 28000 including ISO/PAS 28007, the new maritime security standard.
LRQA achieves accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for ISO 28000 including ISO/PAS 28007:2012 Guidelines for Private Maritime Security companies. LRQA has been providing a global range of training and assessment services for nearly a year and has certified a number of organisations in the UK, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Korea and Greece.
ISO/PAS 28007 is part of the global supply chain standard, ISO 28000 which gives established guidelines to private maritime security companies (PMSC) that supply privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships. Certification to these standards demonstrates to the international community that they, and their operatives, can legally, safely and effectively guard shipping.
LRQA is the most established management system certifier operating in this sector and has been providing clients with accredited certification to the supply chain standard, ISO 28000 for many years. David Derrick, LRQA UK’s Business Centre Manager comments: “We are delighted to be one of the first certification bodies to be able to provide UKAS accredited certification to ISO/PAS 28007 which sends a clear signal to ship owners, PMSCs and the market that LRQA is following rigorous, tested auditing processes and that we only ever field assessors with the correct qualifications and experience. This is key in assuring the confidence of the shipping community.
“LRQA clients that have been successful under the pilot scheme will receive new certificates showing accredited certification status. We are fully committed to supporting our clients and potential clients with a full range of gap analysis, assessment and training options for them to meet their business objectives,” he concludes.