1. ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization

  • needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
  • aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

All requirements of ISO 9001:2008 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size and product provided.

Where any requirement(s) of ISO 9001:2008 cannot be applied due to the nature of an organization and its product, this can be considered for exclusion.

Where exclusions are made, claims of conformity to ISO 9001:2008 are not acceptable unless these exclusions are limited to requirements within Clause 7, and such exclusions do not affect the organization’s ability, or responsibility, to provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

2.   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is the international trade association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies.

It is a respected voice around the world promoting good practice, particularly in the areas of health, safety and environmental standards, quality and efficiency and technical standards. Good communication with our members via a variety of documents, the website and meetings encourages the sharing of experience, ideas and aspirations.

With membership as at September 2011 standing at over 800 companies in more than 60 countries, IMCA has grown fourfold since its establishment in 1995 in terms of both members and geographical spread.

3. Bizsafe level 3

The Workplace Safety and Health Act (Risk Management Regulations) was introduced by the Ministry of Manpower in September 2006. Under the law, all employers, the self-employed and principal (including contractors and sub-contractors) are to conduct risk assessments and implement risk management at their workplaces to control hazards and reducing risks.

The act will cover all workplaces in Singapore with effect from September 2011.

Offshore Logistics Asia Pacific (OLAP) is proud to attain the certification of BizSAFE Level 3 on .