Timorese oil company, Timor Gap, receives international ISO certification

22 April 2016

Oil company, Timor Gap is due Thursday to receive its certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the areas of quality, health, safety and the environment.

The certification was awarded by DNV GL, a company operating in over 100 countries and employing over 16,000 professionals dedicated to providing classification , certification, verification and training services.

The certification ceremony is held Thursday in Dili and attended by the president of Timor Gap, Francisco Monteiro, and the Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araujo.

The certification in four areas, known as QHSE, intends to prove the responsible business management of companies and assumes that workplace accidents are caused by human error.

QHSE certification covers areas such as the promotion of well-being and quality of life of workers, creation of a healthy and safe work environment, provide ongoing training, protect the environment and optimize the use of natural resources.

Rony da Costa, director of QHSE at Timor Gap, told Portuguese news agency Lusa that certification is the end of a year-long process involving about 100 employees at the oil company.

Costa stressed that this certification now allows Timor Gap to operate with an integrated management system.

“It is a system that we apply in all project management,” he said, giving as an example the large development project in the south of Timor, Tasi Mane, in the area of ​​oil and natural gas. (macauhub/TL)