VAOS is committed to improving its internal procedures and organisational systems.  Since August 2002, it has embarked upon a Continuous Improvement Programme aimed at standardising its internal operations and aligning them with International Management Standards.  VAOS’ Quality Management System was third party audited and certified to ISO 9001 standards by Lloyds Quality Assurance Register (LRQA) in October 2004: ISO 9001 Certificate Number VNA0005049/A.  This certification covers: construction, installation, revamping and maintenance of facilities, components and/or plants for crude oil and petrochemical industry; automated sludge recovery and tank cleaning services; drilling activities (water wells & cathodic protection).


In its quest for continuous improvement, VAOS focused on its Safety Management System where the requirements of OHSAS 18001 were adopted as a basic benchmark.  Safety Management Protocols where developed, deployed and integrated to its existing Quality Management System.  In November 2007, VAOS under went its first re-certification audit of ISO 9001 and its initial certification process for OHSAS 18001, passing both with flying colors: OHSAS 18001 Certificate Number VNA0005049/B.


Our next step is to demonstrate our ‘green’ credentials through certification to ISO 14001 – International Environmental Management Systems Standard.