QP Industrial security personnel get lead auditor status for ISO 28000

May 05, 2012 - 11:10:01 pm


A group picture of the course participants together with senior officials of QP’s Industrial Security Directorate. In the front row are  Mabrouk Benattia (second left), Head of Risk Management, and Abdulla Jamal Mohammed H Al Jabir (third left), Manager for Security Risk Management and Administration.

DOHA: Qatar Petroleum’s (QO)Industrial Security Directorate recently organised the first-ever ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Course to be presented in the State of Qatar. A total of 10 QP senior staff subsequently achieved auditor status after successfully completing the intensive one-week course.

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.

The ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Course was primarily aimed at equipping the participants with the necessary expertise to perform an ISO 28000 internal audit. The course, which was held on April 22-26 at Fraser Suites Doha, was conducted through RABQSA International, a training and personnel certification body based in Sydney, Australia.

The 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, all the participants–which included six Qatari nationals–received a certificate from Abdulla Jamal Mohammed H Al Jabir, Manager for Security Risk Management and Administration of QP.

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 the State of Qatar but throughout the GCC.

The Peninsula