Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems
Fugro Survey Limited operates a formal Integrated Management System which has clearly defined policies with regards to Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Management. The management system is fully certified to ISO 9001:2008 for Quality, OHSAS 18001:2007 for Health and Safety and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental management. This certification is provided and maintained by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance through six monthly periodic audits and a three yearly re-certification cycle. The most recent re-certification was completed on 31 July 2012
Integrated Management System
The company sees the effective implementation of Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental management systems as essential to the future success of our business. QHSE is treated as a line management responsibility and improvement ideas are actively sought, reviewed and supported by management with the aim of promoting seamless delivery of services via tried and tested management systems and procedures.
Having initially achieved ISO9000 accreditation in 1993, Fugro Survey Limited has employed considerable resources and efforts from staff at all levels over the subsequent years to progress from those original procedures and processes to a fully electronic process-based systems which fully reflects the way the company operates, and how QHSE is managed within those operations
The resulting Integrated Management System (IMS) is fully certified to ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004.
The IMS provides:
- the necessary checks/balances during each step of preparing for a project
- a mechanism to empower any individual to suggest changes to the system where failings are identified
- allowance for changes to be promptly reviewed by affected parties and easily implemented
- assurance that changes are efficiently put into effect and communicated to all.
The IMS is a fully electronic system that is resident on the company intranet and easily accessible to all staff, ensuring only the latest versions of forms and reference material is used. The HTML-based system features a graphical representation of the overall process and many sub-processes with "hot-links" to associated processes, information, forms and documents. The system is highly effective at facilitating improvements and dissemination of changes with all source documents, flowcharts and forms residing on a single system on the intranet and distributed to vessels and field staff via CD where intranet connection may not be available.
The fact that the system is integrated means that many activities are combined, covering QHS&E in a single process rather than having them dealt with separately. This has the benefit of providing consistency across all fields whilst enhancing efficiency by reducing duplication of effort.
Although the QHSE Manager has overall control of the IMS, each process within it has a dedicated process owner who has responsibility for ensuring the effectiveness and implementation of that process within the company. This ensures widespread ownership of the system and involvement of those who are directly involved in the processes.