Shearwater Marine Services have been awarded internationally recognised accreditations for environmental protection and health and safety management. These OHAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2008 awards are the result of the company’s ongoing efforts to deliver services in a safe and responsible manner, with a commitment to protecting the environment and to ensuring the safety of all persons that are affected by their working activities.
Both accreditations were issued following a rigorous onsite audit of Shearwater’s policies and practices by QMS International. This process included detailed workplace inspections, interviews and samples of operations to ensure that robust procedures are followed to identify, control and minimise risk to persons and the environment. QMS International operate in over 60 countries and their work has helped them win numerous service awards. They are one of Accreditation Awar ds the UK’s leading ISO certification bodies.
Alastair Baird, Director said: "Being awarded with these highly respected accreditations is a great achievement for our company, and confirms that management systems that were developed and implemented by us many years ago were, and are, entirely in line with modern recognised standards."
General Manager, Tommy Henaughen added: "Shearwater are fully committed to providing a world-class service for our clients wherever we operate, irrespective whether our customers are large multinational organisations or small local engineering firms."
Shearwater are full members of the Association of Diving Contractors (ADC) and offer a comprehensive range of marine engineering solutions above and below the waterline. As the sister company to The Professional Diving Academy in Dunoon, and with twenty five years of experience, they have an outstanding reputation for providing professional, innovative and competitive solutions for the marine sector. These new awards add to the company’s existing quality management accreditations (ISO: 9001:2008) and health, safety and the environment (Achilles.)