Josepdam Port Services (JPS), the operator in charge of terminal ‘A’ at the Tin-Can Island Port Complex, has been certified with ISO 9001:2015 by Care Limited in the United Kingdom.
ISO 9001:2015 is an international standard certification that specifies requirements for quality management system. It ensures the certified organisation continuously improves and responds to situations, changes, risks and other measures including regulations.
It also ensures the company provides products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirement.
Speaking in Lagos at the weekend, Simon Travers, managing director, JPS, commended the staff for their steadfastness in achieving the feat.
Travers, who was represented by David Iriabe, general manager, enjoined the staff to continue to improve on the organisation’s processes and systems that led to the successful obtaining of the ISO 9001:2015 certification.
“We are here to celebrate excellence, hard work and teamwork because without it, we would not gather here today. The certification is not a one off thing but a continuous engagement which must show in the way we work, respond to customers, and for the first three years of the certification, I know the staff are more than capable to get the renewal,” he added.
Emmanuel Apotherhe, port manager of Tin-Can Island Port, commended the terminal operator for subjecting its processes and procedures to global check and certification.
Apotherhe however said the certification was the beginning of success for the company.
“It is not an easy thing to get certified because it involves someone watching over you and ensuring you do the right thing, but I believe it’s the beginning of greater things,” he said.
John Aderibigbe, managing consultant of DU&T, disclosed that when an organisation is certified, it shows the management has developed the right processes and that someone has come to audit the firm to ensure conformity with standards.
“The certificate shows you pass an exam and there is need to put a measure in place to ensure continuous improvement because we will continue to review your processes, customer requirement and you must be up to date with the requirement,” he advised.
Aderibigbe however charged the terminal operator to be steadfast in order to maintain the certification.
“The certification body will come to ensure that the system is still working appropriately and still complying with the new trend of requirement on yearly basis,” he added.