2016 – Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) News

Q1 2016

1. ISO 9001: 2008 MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SURVEILLANCE AUDIT

In line with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) guidelines and industry best practice, the SON-MSC management has approved an annual surveillance audit for Management System ISO 9001-2008. We were recently informed that the BOG System Surveillance Audit has been scheduled for May 2016.

In compliance with the directive of the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to prepare all the processes and to ensure no non-conformities during the SON Surveillance Audit, the QHSE Team carried out Non-Conformities Verification exercises in Lagos and Port Harcourt offices. Also, NCRs from the previous Internal audit exercises were closed out.

This exercise was to define a systematic approach for qualified personnel in BOG to identify, document, evaluate, rectify and close-out non-compliances in the areas of non-conformities that might occur during SON Surveillance Audit.

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BOG staff during the non-conformities verification exercise in the Lagos office

2. UPGRADE OF BOG QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO ISO 9001:2015

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the ISO 9001:2015 standard in September 2015. A 3-years moratorium was given to all systems previously certified to ISO 9001:2008 to transit to the new standard. BOG is currently working towards converting our Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2015.

 

Q2 – 2016

1. SHELL HSE CAPABILITY RE-ASSESSMENT AUDIT

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) introduced the Supplier/Vendors Qualification System (SQS) in January 2012 to support a common approach to supplier prequalification across the Shell Group. SQS streamlines the prequalification process by gathering standard supplier data and carrying out detailed prequalification assessments in line with Shell’s HSE requirements for contractors.

In compliance with the SPDC-SQS, the Wells HSE Audit Team from SPDC visited our BOG facility on 24th of May, 2016 and carried out a pre-award and renewal of HSE capability assessment audit. This covered BOG’s entire processes and its aim was to ascertain our HSE qualification / capability for operational businesses with SPDC.

The objective of this audit was to assess the extent to which Health Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) policies, operating procedures, active HSE programmes and management, are being implemented by BOG in order to support SPDC operations.

The audit also attempted to verify BOG’s top management commitment to systematic approach to HSSE management, designed by BOG-HSE team to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and to achieve continuous performance improvement of the company’s processes.

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Shell Audit Team members with BOG representatives during the HSE Capability Re-Assessment Audit

 

Q4 – 2016

1. COMPANY-WIDE INTERNAL AUDIT

A company-wide Internal Quality Management System Audit was conducted between 10th and 14th November 2016. This is in fulfilment of the requirement of ISO 9001:2008 compliance which stipulates that internal audits be conducted at planned intervals. It is also in line with BOG’s Process Improvement Programme and it helps to ascertain the company’s continued conformance to laid down processes.

The QHSE Unit appreciates all the internal auditors who, despite their numerous tasks, were available for the exercise.

2. REGULATIONS COMPLIANCE AUDIT

Regulations Compliance Officers from the Environmental Health Section, Ministry of Environment and Health Inspectors from Port Harcourt City Council were at our Port Harcourt Facility for a compliance check. The Port Harcourt City Council inspection took place on the 20th of October 2016, while that of the Ministry of Environment took place on the 28th of October 2016.

The team left us with high satisfaction, having checked through our documents and facilities. All recorded recommendations are being tracked as we strive to improve the system in compliance with both government and clients’ expectations.

Areas covered during the inspection include pest/vector control services, waste management, safety/hazard control, environmental sanitation, industrial hygiene and water sanitation, among others.

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Cross section of internal auditors during a refresher training for auditors in Port Harcourt region.