Achieving certification to some of the world’s most widely-recognised international management system standards requires strategic planning, a strong internal team effort, coupled with a close working relationship with an independent and recognised provider of professional assurance services such as LRQA.
These are just some of our clients whose achievements headlined in the recent weeks:
An audit by LRQA in July 2018 confirmed that the Gibraltar shipyard is fully compliant with the requirements of ISO 45001, the new OH&S management system standard that was published in March this year.
Francis Mauro, QHSE Manager for Gibdock says, “Workplace safety is a top priority, and the new standard will help us to build on what is already a strong track record. We expect to see significant health and safety benefits as a result of adopting the new standard and our workforce, customers and stakeholders can be further assured that Gibdock is a yard that places safety right at the top of its agenda.”
RSP Systems, the non-invasive diagnostics company based in Denmark has been awarded ISO 13485:2016 certification, demonstrating commitment to placing its non-invasive glucose meter for diabetes management on the market.
RSP System’s CEO, Andreas Jenne, says, “This is the first tangible result from a focused process, starting with putting a great team together, dedicating resources and now demonstrating the ability of the team to deliver. This bodes well for the overall success of our regulatory program.”
The New Zealand hoki, hake, ling and southern blue whiting fisheries have been recertified against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard. The assessments were carried out over a 12-month period by LRQA, proving that each of these fisheries are well managed with healthy stocks and harvest strategies in place.
“Achieving MSC certification recognises the ecosystem approach to fisheries management in New Zealand as embedded within the Quota Management System and confirms these fisheries’ contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Aichi Biodiversity Targets,” said George Clement, CEO of Deepwater Group, the client representative of the certified fisheries.
With all the major international standards and schemes being revised, LRQA is at the forefront of communicating the changes. We offer a range of assessment services as well as public and in-house training courses, all aimed at helping to ensure that organisations worldwide have a smooth transition to the new standards.
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