Industry standards are being developed with the aim of unifying management systems, integrating them with each other, through this, optimizing enterprise administration processes. Basis of this standard is the process approach – the identification of the activities of the enterprise, including the quality management itself, the analysis of methods for managing these processes. ISO 29001 is a technical specification developed for the oil, petrochemical and gas industries. Purpose of this document is to implement and comply with all the basic requirements of the quality management system at enterprises whose direct line of business is oil and gas resources development and their processing.
This narrowly focused standard is based on a general postulate – ISO 9001. The implementation of the system with the accompanying preparation of documentation and certification confirms the competence of manufacturers, and guarantees compliance with the requirements of potential customers in this area.
The oil, gas and petrochemical industries have certain specificities that must be taken into account when standardizing quality management processes. These industrial sectors are associated with potentially hazardous processes for processing of flammable substances, liquids and gases. To ensure the safety of employees involved in these processes, end users and the public, as well as an adequate environmental protection level, while maintaining the continuity and profitability of the production cycle. ISO 29001 covers the following.
At the same time, it is necessary to undergo supervisory audits annually. After the document expires, you need to go through recertification. What are the benefits of implementing ISO 29001?
It is especially recommended to undergo certification for companies involved in geological works, production, transportation and storage of hydrocarbon raw materials, gas and oil refineries, suppliers and repairers of industry equipment. A key ISO 29001 element in guaranteeing the appropriate supplied items is the quality control system used by the supplier of the goods and the service contractor.