Quality recognition for dry dock

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Employees at Penzance Dry Dock have been recognised for their hard work and commitment by being awarded the Quality Management System ISO9001:2008.

Workers at Penzance Dry Dock
Staff at Penzance Dry Dock

An independent assessor visited the shipyard in Penzance, which was founded in 1834 and boasts the first dry dock in Europe, providing facilities for vessels in need of repair and conversion.

All members of staff at the company were scrutinised and assessed for the quality of their work, their qualifications, the maintenance of equipment, and the level of training received. It also included a detailed review of all quality system documentation and quality records.

Penzance Dry Dock is leased to the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company and is one of the UK’s longest established dry docks, providing facilities for vessels in need of repair and conversion.

Jeff Marston, chief executive of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, said: “Obtaining certification for the Quality System ISO9001 is a confirmation of the exceptional standard of service provided by the highly skilled team we have working at Penzance Dry Dock.”

The dry dock takes in some 15 ships a year. It has a dedicated docking berth, a drying-out berth and a range of workshops for fabrication, fitting, electrical work and carpentry.

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