NDTS accreditation for ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental) and OHSAS 18001 (Safety) was up for renewal in June 2014. 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.