Damen Yards Update Their Certification

Over the last month Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance has visited two yards and one sister company from Damen Shiprepair & Conversion’s (DSC) global network to audit their management systems.

The results of the auditing processes have been successful: firstly, in the Netherlands, Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam and Niron Staal received ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications. And secondly, in the Caribbean Sea, Damen Shiprepair Curaçao gained ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification, reported the company.

Lloyd’s Register visited the two Amsterdam-based companies in mid-October to complete a comprehensive assessment of management systems. The audit results showed that the management systems of both companies complied with the required standards, thus bringing them in line with the updated ISO:2015 norms.

Furthermore, the audit demonstrated that the two companies use the same management and information processes to include stakeholders at different levels. Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam and Niron Staal now have an entirely integrated SHEQS management system.

The audit at Damen Shiprepair Curacao took place at the beginning of November; the scope of which comprised the quality and environmental management system concerning the provision of consistent services to customers, relevant laws and regulations in addition to Damen’s own HSE standards.


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