The company overseeing the construction of the Qatar's integrated railway network, Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), was awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality management system.
This follows management systems audits of the Qatar Rail QSHESE department by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance. Held at Qatar Rail's headquarters in Doha, the ceremony was attended by Eng. Hamad Al Bishri, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Fahad Al-Jaber, QSHESE Director, and certification was handed by Brian Baxter, Area Field Service Manager at LRQA (Lloyds).
Commenting on the award, Al Bishri said: "This is a key milestone for Qatar Rail as it provides not only governance and assurance management, but more importantly a framework for continuous improvement and excellence in delivery. I would like to thank all the Qatar Rail team and LRQA for their efforts in making this possible," Zawyareports.
ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organisation needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. The organisation should also achieve customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
Dr. Al-Jaber added:"This prestigious award for our team's achievement is a reminder that hard work pays off. We are honoured to be receiving the ISO 9001:2008 as an indication of the high quality services, technologies, techniques and projects at Qatar Rail. This certificate is a remarkable landmark as we look forward to achieve our projects' journey successfully."
Brian Baxter, Area Field Service Manager, LRQA (Lloyds), congratulated Qatar Rail on this significant achievement and expressed interest in the company's upcoming undertakings.
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