FPAL Certificate marks HSE improvements

Houlder’s HSE Advisor, Jackie Morrison is snapped here with our new Achilles FPAL Certificate of Verified Assessment. The certificate demonstrates that our teams operating across London, Portsmouth, Aberdeen and Tyneside continue to deliver to the highest Quality, Competence & Training and HSE standards

This latest certification follows a request by Houlder, as apart of our commitment to continuous improvement, for FPAL to review improvements within our H&S and Environmental Management Systems in particular.

Jackie Morrison who is accountable for HSE across many of our Oil & Gas projects commented, “Our hard work has completely paid off. The company increased our audit scores to an amazing 9.2 for our H&S performance and an impressive 8.6 against the environmental benchmarks. This represents changes in our policies, documentation, monitoring and reporting. “

FPAL was established in 1996 to aid procurement and enable European Oil & Gas purchasers and suppliers to create and maintain effective working relationships across the supply chain. The organisation’s Verification Assessments are conducted to give purchasers confidence in their chosen suppliers through the FPAL Advanced Registration scheme. This benchmarks companies across elements relating to the management of Quality, Competence & Training and HSE.

Houlder’s QHSE team, led by Steve Johnston, completed an Advanced Registration Questionnaire (ARQ) submission for the appropriate elements followed by a site visit at the end of 2018 to our Aberdeen premises. This detailed audit validated the application and implementation of the systems described. A 0-10 scoring scheme, transparent to both the supplier and any potential purchaser, provides an immediate indication of performance and, as in this case, improvements.

In the case of HSE, the auditors reviewed leadership and commitment; policy documentation; organisation, responsibilities, resources and standards; hazards and effects management; planning and procedures; implementation and performance management; auditing and review and certification (OHSAS 18001). The 9.2 score provides a welcome indication these elements of Houlder’s business are of a high standard.

Jackie concludes “The Certificate of Verified Assessment has a validity period of two years, during which time we will continue our drive for improvement.”

You can read more about Houdler’s QHSE policies here and the FPAL Certificate here.

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