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2013 QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEILLANCE AUDIT

2013 QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEILLANCE AUDIT

By: W.H. Inyang Manager, HSEQ

Bureau Veritas successfully carried out year 2013 surveillance audit of NETCO on 4th to 5th September, 2013 to ascertain her conformance and compliance to the requirements of the international standards, ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System).

The objectives of the Surveillance Audit were to confirm:

o   If NETCO management system conforms with all the requirements of the audit  standard

o   If NETCO has effectively implemented all her planned Quality and Environmental System arrangements.

o   That NETCO management system is capable of achieving policies objectives

o   The continued suitability of NETCO documented processes in accordance with the standard requirements

The Audit team conducted a process based audit focusing on the significant aspects and objectives. The audit was carried through interviews, observations of activities and review of documentations and records. The audit findings were communicated to NETCO Management during the closing meeting.

BVQI Auditors, Mr. Adeoye Soluade (2nd right) with Mr. Kolawole Olufemi (3rd right) with Mr. Oyekunle

Ajayi, NETCO's Company Secretary (1st right) and Engr. Inusa Ekhagbai of HSEQ Department at the

close out meeting of 2013 Quality Audit

 

Manager, HSEQ, Engr. (Mrs.) Winner Inyang (1st left) with some attendees at the close out meeting of

2013 Quality and Environmental Surveillance Audit

Findings from the audit revealed high level reliability of NETCO Quality and Environmental management system to deliver and exceed customer satisfaction. It revealed adequacy of NETCO Quality Manual, validation of scope of services, successful integration of ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004, evidence of commitments and achievement of policies objectives. Other areas of strength are regular management review meeting, internal audit, customer satisfaction feedback and close of identified non-conformities.

However, some issues were raised (Corrective Action Requests (CARs) during the Audit which the Auditors classified as minor non-conformities to some requirements of the International Standards and areas of improvements.