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Trio Of International Management Standards Recertified At Flowline Specialists


Following a recent audit, Flowline Specialists has had its three internationally recognised management certifications reaccredited.

The Oldmeldrum-based firm was awarded the hat-trick of certifications – ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 – by risk management and quality assurance company DNV GL after a rigorous appraisal of its management systems. The ISO 9001 and 14001 standards cover the firm’s quality management and environmental management systems respectively, while OHSAS 18001 certification reflects its occupational health and safety management systems.

As part of the process, the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards held by Flowline Specialists were upgraded to be in line with the 2015 revisions. These revised standards include an increased focus on continuous improvement, leadership and management commitment.

Reaccreditation of the three certifications by an independent third party demonstrates Flowline Specialists’ commitment to quality, continual improvement and sustainable business performance. The process has been led by Flowline Specialists QHSE manager Donald Walker, who joined the Scottish energy industry equipment manufacturer and service provider in 2017.

Flowline Specialists designs, engineers and manufactures a range of cable and pipe handling and deployment equipment for use in the global energy industries. All of the firm’s equipment is modular in design, making it road-mobile and container compatible, allowing for rapid deployment worldwide.

Jim Smith, CEO of Flowline Specialists, said: “A lot of time and hard work has gone into establishing and developing all of our management systems. Reaccreditation of all three certifications underlines the commitment everyone within the business has made to ensuring that quality workmanship, an environmental consciousness and a safety focused culture are at the core of all that we do.

“As we continue to grow internationally, supporting clients in the oil and gas, subsea, decommissioning and offshore renewables sectors, this trio of certifications will provide clients with confidence in the products and services that we offer.”

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