ASSP Kuwait Chapter receives ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification

ASSP Kuwait Chapter is delighted to have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognised standard that ensures their products and services meet the needs of customers through an effective quality management system.

ASSP Kuwait Chapter decision to work towards ISO 9001:2015 accreditation demonstrates their commitment to continually improving their services. To become ISO 9001:2015 compliant, the ASSP Kuwait Chapter team who are based in the state of Kuwait, underwent an extensive audit that measures key performance indicators like Quality management system development, a management system documentation review, pre-audit, initial assessment, and clearance of non-conformances.

ISO is one of the most rigorous and well-regarded standards in the world. American Society of Safety Professionals, (ASSP) Kuwait Chapter were audited by TUV Nord and were presented with their certificate in September 2019.

The ASSP Kuwait Chapter is a non-profit organisation established in the year 2000.Since then it is engaged in the promotion of Health Safety and Environment in state of Kuwait by conducting the training, technical meets, HSE campaigns, recognition of the HSE performance of Private sector organisation through GCC HSE excellence award program and Professional Development Conference.

The chapter in state of kuwait is well supported & endorsed by the stakeholders namely Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and its Subsidiaries major oil & gas companies like EQUATE and other companies.

The chapter has a membership strength of more than 1000 comprising of diversified HSE professionals from Downstream and Upstream industries. The ASSP Kuwait Chapter is the first chapter among the world wide chapters of the US based Safety organisation to achieve this quality management certification.

To mark this occasion ASSP Kuwait Chapter organised a ceremony along with Conference Curtain Raiser where key dignitaries were invited from Oil & Gas Industries namely Mr. Abdulaziz Al Duaij, Deputy CEO, Support Services, KNPC, Mr. Nasser Al Habbab, TL, Fire Protec & Security & Crisis Management HSSE, KPC, Mr. Hisham, Middle East Representative, IADC Mr. Ali Failakawi, General Secretary, Kuwait Society of Engineers and other team Leaders from K Companies.

On this occasion ASSP Kuwait Chapter Chairman Engr. Fadhel Al Ali expressed that ISO 9001 certification of the chapter will extend quality based approach to the ASSP Kuwait chapter activities in providing support to social and industrial sector in promoting Health Safety Environment in the state of Kuwait.

The president of the chapter Mr. Sunil Sadanandan said, “Achieving this prestigious certificate is an acknowledgement of chapter’s focus on delivering uncompromised quality, with excellent customer service and high-quality services at legendary performance. We are very pleased that the effort to further improve our services has been rewarded with the ISO 9001:2015 certification. Of course, this remains an ongoing process that requires day-to-day commitment and expertise from the entire chapter committees and members. In essence, it’s all about the ability to serve the community in the best possible way and we want to give our members and industry proof of quality with this certification.”

Speaking to the Press Mr. Mazharuddin Shaik, Secretary , ASSP Kuwait Chapter added, ” He was extremely proud of his team for their achievement, which proves theirs and the chapter’s commitment to ensuring quality and providing the best possible service to the industry & Community. We are dedicated to constant improvement and development and achieving and maintaining an ISO 9001:2015 accreditation ensures we have the processes and systems in place for this.”

The ASSP Kuwait chapter’s 10th Professional Development Conference will be held on 17 and 18 December 2019 at Regency Kuwait hotel.

ASSP Kuwait chapter have started a Toastmasters Club known as ASSP Kuwait Toastmasters Club for their members to develop leadership and communication skills which is essential for HSE Professionals.

The ASSP Kuwait chapter is affiliated with Kuwait Society of Engineers and supported by the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiaries.