10 QP staff win supply chain auditor status
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA QATAR Petroleum’s Industrial Security Directorate recently organised the firstever ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Course to be presented in Qatar for its personnel in partnership with RABQSA International, a training and personnel certification body based in Australia.
According to a Qatar Petroleum (QP) press release issued on Saturday, the course was primarily aimed at equipping the participants with the necessary expertise to perform an ISO 28000 internal audit.
A total of 10 senior staff of the corporation achieved auditor status after successfully completing the intensive one-week course, the release said.
The ISO 28000 series of standards is an internationally recognised framework for supply chain security.
First published in 2007, it specifies the requirements for a security management system, including those aspects critical to security assurance of the supply chain.
QP’s Industrial Security Directorate recently launched the programme to attain ISO 28000 certification as part of its continued efforts to fully ensure the security of its energy supply chain as per the directives of Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of QP HE Dr Mohammad bin Saleh al Sada and the guidance of the Director for Industrial Security at QP Brig Gen Abdulaziz Abdulla Ibrahim al Ansari, the release said.
The ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Course thoroughly covered all aspects of the ISO 28000 family of standards, examining the principles of supply chain security management and looked at the regulatory and legal framework related to supply chain security. The course also highlighted the importance of conducting audits as a way to improve business processes; it enumerated the responsibilities of the lead auditor and auditor; and it introduced procedures for planning and conducting ISO 28000 audits.
At the conclusion of the course, Manager for Security Risk Management and Administration at QP Abdulla Jamal Mohammed H al Jabir presented certificates to all the participants which included six Qatari nationals.
QP’s Industrial Security Directorate is planning to expand the course to include all Qatari senior security personnel on its staff. The directorate’s initiative to work for ISO 28000 certification is consistent with its overall objective for QP, to serve as a benchmark for industrial security not just in Qatar but throughout the GCC, the release said.