posted on November 25, 2014 08:00
20 November 2014
Demonstrating the company’s commitment to continuous improvement and developing the careers of its people, EBH Namibia (EBHN) has facilitated the training of nine members of staff in the field of internal auditing.
The group of nine employees are now qualified internal auditors, having recently passed the two requisite modules, and already putting their new-found skills into practice. Their primary function is twofold, (i) to assist with the implementation of a QMS based on ISO 9001:2008, (ii) to conduct internal audits in order to ensure continual improvement.
“This is a milestone achievement for the company. Creating in-house auditing capabilities will save us external auditing costs in the long-run; and more importantly, opens up new opportunities for growth and development for our people,” says Tim Kolisi, QHSSE Manager.
The course, facilitated by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), was held during July and August 2014. Since then, the nine newly qualified auditors have already assisted with the implementation of a quality management system (QMS) based on ISO 9001:2008 standards, in preparation for a certification audit by ABS. This was successfully achieved in November 2014.
Going forward, the team will also be conducting internal audits on an ongoing basis to ensure continual improvement in all aspects of EBHN’s operations. The nine qualified internal auditors are: Benster Ntesa, Rodrieck Snyders, Lukas Engelbrecht, Absalom Fillippus, Gavin Brasler, Moses Haimbodi, Benjamin Irua, Erwin Keiseb and Claus Zeilinger.
“We congratulate our new internal auditors on this achievement, and wish them all the best with their future responsibilities. We believe their new skills will be a significant asset to the company,” Kolisi concludes.