With the recent changes of API Q1 and Q2, a number of Organisations have found, that the changes have a very significant impact. However, what has emerged from experience is that to implement the changes is not an obvious path. Charter 4 can assist you with the transition. We look at what is available in this article.
API Q1 & Q2
Quality Management in the Oil and Gas industry falls under the API Specifications Q1 and Q2. Last year after the 9th Edition API Q1 Standard upgrade, Charter 4 Solutions assisted 30% of Applicants in the UK. This year, the figure has increased.
Major Purchasers of Oil & Gas Services specified that their Suppliers need to be certified to Q2 by 2016. This seems to be falling short. The industry needs to wake up to the need for urgent training.
API Management Standard Certification appears to be causing some confusion. Some companies appear to be uncertain about which of API Q1 or API Q2 Management Standards to work toward. In particular should they be assessed to Q1 or Q2? In this post we clarify the issue.
The importance of a quality standard goes beyond just achieving the certification. The API Q1 is a Quality Management Standard. Consequently, successful certification should also improve the standard of your management system within your business. CHARTER4 has pioneered an approach which helps organisations achieve API Q1 certification and improve their business.
The API Conformtiy Matrix is an Excel document that makes your life easier for implementation projects. We explore the situation and how it helps you to draw the implementation project together.