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FSHIL Works Towards Higher Standards

Fiji Ships and Heavy Industries Limited (FSHIL), a business subsidiary of the Fiji Ports Corporation Limited (FPCL), has achieved a milestone in the journey towards implementing ISO 9001 Quality standards.
18 Nov 2015 10:01
FSHIL Works Towards Higher Standards
Government slipway in Walubay. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

Fiji Ships and Heavy Industries Limited (FSHIL), a business subsidiary of the Fiji Ports Corporation Limited (FPCL), has achieved a milestone in the journey towards implementing ISO 9001 Quality standards.

FPCL chief executive officer, Vajira Piyasena said FSHIL went through the gap analysis process of the ISO 9001, assessing its standard operational procedures and continual improvement system.

The ISO 9001 certification is only awarded to companies who have undergone stringent auditing of its procedures to meet the international standards.

“We are going throughan audit currently conducted by auditors from overseas which is an important event for the company this month.

“We have put up quality systems as we strive towards the ISO 9001 certification,” Mr Piyasena said.

Mr Piyasena said the draft report is in the final stages which will be presented to the FPCL Board after finalisation.

The FSHIL is aiming to achieve this ISO 9001 certificateby improving quality, responsiveness and strategic objective aims to modernise infrastructure, build capacity and improve the 5000T slipway.

“In order to do achieve this ISO9001 standards and be certified, we must continue to meet and exceed customer requirements by ensuring quality, safety and efficient services and systems.”

ISO 9001 is a business improvement tool, when is incorporated with a set of benchmarks by which a company can assess its performance and compare itself with competitors, which assuring customers and stakeholders that trustworthy quality assurance processes are in place.

 



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