L&N Scotland, an Aberdeen based subsea manufacturer, has announced that it has been successful in upgrading its ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new International Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015. Demonstrating its dedication to operating efficient management processes, this revised quality standard will aid L&N Scotland in the delivery and improvement of its services, to meet adapting industry requirements.
The 2015 revision of the ISO 9001 standard focuses on performance, and supports continual practise improvements to ensure that company management systems are used as a structural tool for achieving continually high levels of quality. Certified companies are committed to demonstrating a framework for continuous improvement, and are assessed annually to ensure company progress is maintained.
Verified by Lloyds Register, L&N Scotland has developed and qualified specific procedures and standards in line with ISO 9001:2015, to ensure that the most onerous of customer requirements are exceeded. This prestigious approval is applicable to the design and turnkey manufacture of subsea equipment and control systems, including associated specialised orbital T.I.G welding and corrosion resistant weld overlay services.
L&N Scotland’s Quality Engineer, Robert Knowles, commented: “Being accredited to ISO 9001:2015, prior to the September 2018 transition deadline, is a significant milestone for L&N Scotland. This addition is solid evidence that our quality management system has been developed to the benefit of our clients, whilst ensuring the delivery of our products and services are of consistently high quality.
“ISO 9001:2015 has allowed us to completely integrate a new quality management system aligned with our business objectives, in a way that allows us to measure and increase customer satisfaction continuously. Conscientious technical planning will continue to be a key focus for L&N Scotland, with all aspects of our design and manufacturing processes being stringently monitored, so that we can ensure all client and international quality standards are met.”
In addition to ISO 9001:2015, the company was also recently accredited to ISO 3834:2 by Lloyd’s Register. This standard provides independent verification of a company’s quality attributes, processes and controls in relation to best practices of all fabrication, welding and related activities.
By adhering to the latest ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 3834-2 standards, L&N Scotland aims to maintain its proactive approach to quality, utilising qualified procedures and processes, as well as regular monitoring and analysis to directly influence the development of efficient business practise and operations.
Established for over 20 years L&N Scotland, a leading manufacturer of subsea equipment, has built a creditable reputation for manufacture excellence, delivering a range of subsea services globally from the manufacture of flow spools, chemical lines and control systems, to design and engineering collaboration.