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Accreditation Renewal

NDTS accreditation for ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental) and OHSAS 18001 (Safety) was up for renewal in May 2017. DNV, the accreditation body for ISO in this region visited NDTS in April for its three year major annual inspection.  DNV is no stranger to Kazakhstan carrying out audits on a number of major companies in country and making annual visits to NDTS for interim audits.

The renewal audit was carried out over four days by two of their experienced auditors, which resulted in no major corrective actions.

Although NDTS system has now been accredited since 2010 and its use of a third party organisation, QVI, to carry out at least annual checks with additional visits as and when required, the management team were pleased to receive the okay from DNV that they had been re-certified for another 3 years.

TCO - Safety Award

On the 28th April 2015 NDTS were pleased to be awarded by the TCO CHESM department its 5 Year Safety Award in recognition of outstanding HES performance on its work - NDTS has not incurred a single lost day incident since working for TCO in 2009 to the present day.  During that time NDTS has carried out over 700,000 man-hours of work at the Tengiz site. 

Alexey Kim, Director, when asked about this achievement said “We are pleased to be presented with this award and believe it to be a direct result of our continuous efforts to providing a safe environment for our own and other staff not just at Tengiz but for all of our work.  In the past 5 years we have carried out over 1.5 million man-hours of work without a single lost time incident which is credited to the investment, attitude and commitment that as a company we place on safety every day.”

TCO SGP 2014 Turnaround Inspection Crew

 

Rope Access Inspection

Through the success of carrying out inspection work through rope access on clients’ work, NDTS has now established a permanent team for one of its major client’s.  In the right situations these provide access to inspection work that was previously difficult or costly to inspect using scaffolding or access platforms.  With the rope access inspection team using equipment that is lightweight and easily portable NDTS are able to provide greater flexibility and speed for inspection works.

NDTS’s Chief Operating Officer, Steve Dodd, said that “Through working with our client we identified an opportunity where we were able to offer an alternative inspection access method that allowed us greater flexibility at a reduced cost than more traditional inspection access methods, so saving the client both time and money”.