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Intels sails on in success mode … Records top scores in ABS QE audit

Intels Nigeria Limited relentlessly stays on top of its game
operations, rendering sterling services and earning top scores in the
examinations affirming these, going by feelers from the 
logistics services provider.

It was learnt that Intels has again
recorded another successful conclusion of the second Integrated Management
System (IMS) (ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004) Surveillance
Audit Exercise by ABS Quality Evaluations Inc. 
(ABS QE), a global leading
certification body.
The ABS Group, through its operating subsidiaries, provides
technical services to support safe, reliable and high-performance assets and
Intels is part of The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a leading
marine and offshore classification society.
Upon the
company’s IMS certification in 2013, Intels has continued to work with ABS QE
to assure, strengthen and continually improve on business, system, people and
supply chain performances, while providing integrated logistics support
services to the onshore/offshore oil and gas industries within the oil service
The audit
exercise lasted for nine days, 
commencing on January 25, 2016, and its highpoint was at
the closing meet between the ABS QE Auditors and Intels top management, where
the latter was presented with the audit report with zero non-conformities
observed throughout the audit exercise.
The audit covered the verification of the IMS conformance,
company’s documented management system, and verification of compliance to
applicable contractual, legal and regulatory requirements and evaluation of the
effectiveness of Intels management system in line with meeting specified

there were 10 i
dentified areas for potential
improvements and numerous areas of commendations, particularly in the areas of
infrastructure development, equipment maintenance rates and several performing
areas within quality, health, safety and environment units.
Intels recorded  a Lost Time Injury Free Operation throughout the 2015 health safety
and environment (HSE) year.
In his closing remarks, Intels General Manager, Mr  Sascha Kuehl, reassured the auditors that the
company will continually drive to build on its achievements, bearing in mind
the identified areas for potential improvement and the dedication to continue
to maintain the company’s competitive advantage, while rendering quality
services to Nigeria’s largest oil and gas service centres.

Intels has stated that it is looking forward to 2017 when the next
full certification to ISO 9001:2015 is due.

ABS QE has successfully been accredited by ANSI-ASQ National
Accreditation Board (ANAB) to provide certification to ISO 9001:2015.
There is presently a transition period, starting December 2015,
from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015.


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