28 Nov Westfield Transitions to ISO 9001:2015
Westfield Energy Resources Limited achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification in procurement services in April 2017 and immediately commenced the prerequisites implementation towards transitioning to the new standard (ISO 9001:2015) before the September 2018 deadline.
The new requirements in the standards such as the Organizational Context, Interested Parties, Quality Objectives & plans to achieve them, Organizational Knowledge, Competence etc. were determined and documented. Westfield quality manual and quality policy were also reviewed to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and were both approved by the top management of Westfield to demonstrate commitment of the company to the new standard.
In the build up to the certification, internal audits were conducted by Westfield auditors to measure the effectiveness of the Quality Management System, identify areas of improvement and put in place corrective actions where necessary. A Quality Adviser was appointed to report to top management the effectiveness of the Quality Management System (QMS) and areas of improvement identified.
During the management review in January 2018, the Quality Adviser assured Westfield’s management that the QMS has met all the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and can therefore apply to a certification body for a transition audit.
Westfield’s 1st surveillance audit held in March 2018 and a transition audit was conducted by Bureau Veritas (BV) and all Non-conformances (NCs) were closed. Westfield was consequently issued the ISO 9001:2015.
According to the CEO of Westfield, Mr. Henry Okolie-Aboh, “our plan is to extend the scope of our certification to all our areas of engagements. Hopefully, before the end of Q1 2019, we should have our Engineering, Construction and Installation services ISO certified”.