H&Askham are pleased to announced that once again the company has retained its registration to the ISO901:2008 standard for its Quality Management System. A robust Quality Management System is imperative in ensuring delivery of not only high quality installations, but also in providing a comprehensive and traceable record of all activities, documentation, personnel and materials that form part of the life cycle of a project.
With the critical nature of the work H&Askham undertake, and the potential catastrophic consequence of any defects, high quality really must lie at the heart of our ethos, and managing the process to ensure this, is integral in every function of the business.
Victoria Moore worked closely with the external auditor and relayed positive feedback to the team,
“The improvements made to our processes over the last year were recognised and praised, and as we make the transition to the updated 9001:2015 standard we are in a strong position to achieve this ahead of the 2018 deadline.”
Newly appointed Bids & Proposals Manager, Leigh barker has also been making a valuable contribution to the company’s efforts to maintain the extensive list of accreditations. Also this month we have successfully updated our registration to the Achilles, Sellihca supplier pre-qualification system. Sellihca provides a forum to engage with buyers in the Nordic communities. H&Askham work on projects worldwide and acknowledging the specific requirements of each region is extremely important to maintain client relations and to expand into new geographical areas.
For more information about our registrations please visit our website
Contact us on email HSEQ@HandAskham.com
H&Askham are committed to Health and Safety in all aspects of our operations. As the company has grown and developed we have worked hard to improve our policies and processes, however it has also been important that as a business we nurture the team responsible for implementing and managing these processes.
Victoria Moore is a long standing member of the Askhams team, making a valuable contribution to the administration, project management and HSEQ functions. Having completed her IOSH Managing Safely qualification in 2014, Victoria went on to pass her NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety last year. Victoria has now been granted Technical Member status of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety. Technical status is awarded to members who have an accredited qualification coupled with a suitable level of work experience in the field. In order to uphold her status Victoria will have to maintain her Continuing Professional Development record which will aid her in to ensure ongoing development and improvement in the skills associated with performing her duties.
Director of Engineering, Nick Heale, is keen to support Victoria, and all members of the team in undertaking training that helps the individual and business equally.
“Training, particularly courses related to Health & Safety are very important to the company; our clients, staff and other associates need to have confidence not only in the H&Askham brand, but the individuals that uphold this. Vickie has worked hard to achieve her qualifications, but more importantly has actively sought to utilise what she has learnt in her everyday role really making a difference to our business.”
Victoria has very much enjoyed both the learning experience of the IOSH and NEBOSH training, and the challenge of returning to the organisation and implementing new, and developing the existing HSEQ Management systems.
“Through my health and safety training I feel that I have gained extremely valuable knowledge, particularly with regards to best working practices and legislation. It is so important that as a business we stay abreast of updates of any regulatory changes that affect our staff and the work we undertake”. Referring to her membership to IOSH Victoria added, “Being formally recognised as a Technical Member of the institute has improved my confidence as I undertake my role because the endorsement demonstrates and confirms my competence in the field.”
Working in the field of HV installation, often in the offshore environment Health and Safety remains at the forefront of the company’s agenda. For more information on the types of projects undertaken please visit the company website.
To contact Victoria Moore please email HSEQ@HandAskham.com