In the oil and gas industry, certification to API Spec. Q2, 1st Edition, demonstrates the industry and customer demands for service supply companies. The 1st Edition places a large focus on the reliability of services and waste reduction. While there are few companies around the world who’ve obtained Q2 certification, this certification is rapidly becoming a requirement for many service organizations in the O&G industry. Q2 certification standardizes major controls for:
Your Competitive Advantage
There are clear, empirical competitive advantages for service companies that implement the Q2 standard for their quality management:
QSI offers a proven path to certification, backed by numerous years of industry experience. Whether your quality management system is in need of major or minor changes, our approach helps to foster quality commitment within your organization from the top down.
With QSI, your path to certification and compliance comes with various levels of technical assistance and support. Our consulting services include:
♦ Software setup and deployment
♦ Employee training in software modules and procedures
♦ Data imports of all existing documentation
♦ Ongoing system support and software upgrades
Implementation and Integration
Because many oil and gas companies choose to integrate their Q2 certification with other management system standards, such as Q1 or ISO 9001:2015, QSI provides services that help make this implementation and integration seamless. Companies may choose to integrate Q2 with:
Benefits of API Spec. Q2 Certification
♦ Reduce cost
♦ Improve operational efficiency, productivity, and product reliability
♦ Customer satisfaction - meet customer requirements
♦ Access to new markets
♦ Increase market share and sales
♦ Meet statutory and regulatory requirements
♦ Increased environmental benefit
Did You Know?
Although the Q1 and Q2 standards parallel each other in many aspects of the spec., key areas where the standards differ include:
♦ Normative References
♦ Design Requirements
♦ Risk Assessment, Contingency Planning, Management of Change
♦ Inspection and Testing Requirements
♦ Preventive Maintenance
♦ Production and Servicing
♦ Nonconforming Product
♦ Process Evaluation
“Special thanks to our quality team for their expertise on making this certification possible.“
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Key QMS Software Features
Improve Your QMS Efficiency
QSI's web-based quality management software comes loaded with over 20 applications that help you leverage and streamline your business processes. The software applications easily integrate with each other so your QMS stays compliant and runs efficiently. Easily integrate processes, such as:
Corrective and Preventive Action, and much more
Know exactly what's going on in all aspects of your management system. Real-time dashboards give you great visibility and insight. With dashboard reports, you can identify your company's opportunity for improvement and steadily decrease systemic issues, including corrective actions, customer returns or complaints, and audit deficiencies.
Dashboard reports allow you to analyze data and identify trends. For example, view your company's gradual decrease in nonconformities, and watch your company improve its efficiency over time.
Instantly access all your documentation at the click of a mouse with our self-hosted, web-based QMS portal. All information is stored on our secure servers, eliminating the need for expensive IT costs and implementation. Get visibility to all areas of your QMS, across all your departments and locations world wide - no matter your company size.
Hassle no more during an audit. With quick search and record retrieval, our software allows you to quickly access your QMS documentation without flipping though mounds of paperwork. The system also comes pre-configured with various sort and filter options, which can also be customized to meet your needs.
Get Notifications. Track Due Dates.
Track due dates with interactive calendar management. Get email notifications of key due dates, such as:
Calibration / maintenance due dates
CAPA / NCR approval and assignment
All the software applications you need to manage your compliance.
Bud Weightman, President of QSI, is an international management systems expert involved with management and technical systems for over 40 years. As President of QSI, Bud is involved with the industry committees responsible for emerging requirements, including: revision of API specifications, leading various API Task Groups, and lead auditor for the accreditation of SEMS Audit Providers through the Center for Offshore Safety. Bud’s experience includes working with ISO 9001, ISO 14000, and OHSAS 18000 management systems, as well as industry-specific certification schemes such as API Q1 and Q2, AS9100, ASME systems, and numerous other standards.