Civil Aviation Audit Skills Workshop in Dubai

Published October 18th, 2009 - 07:54 GMT
Dubai has hosted the region’s first workshop of its kind about Civil Aviation Audit Skills, organized by the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA-UK), represented by the German TUV Middle East Co., which has its regional offices in Abu Dhabi.
“The five day workshop was attended by employees from various UAE airports, under the supervision of Marks Lechterman, TUV’s Deputy Chairman, Chibo Davies, TUV’s General Manager and Chandra Suvama, Director of TUV Academy in the Middle East,” said Walid Atef, TUV’s Marketing and Development In-Charge.
He added that the workshop proved to be highly successful and attracted a lot of interest from governmental civil aviation authorities and that more workshops on different topics will be conducted in the near future.
The workshop aimed at identifying auditing techniques for organizational and accounting purposes and enabling participants to plan and conduct a waide range of auditing functions to ensure compliance with the CAA-UK’s regulations and codes and improve the skills of participants in this field.
“Holding this workshop in Dubai was part of a Cooperation Agreement concluded between TUV Middle East and the British CAA, to conduct all the CAA’s training courses and workshops in this region,” added Mr. Atef. He said that TUV is providing industrial support services through accrediting designs, auditing as a third party, monitoring service providers, the inspection and accreditation of cranes and equipment, risk appraisal, quality control, failure analysis, recommendations and vehicle inspection. The company has issued more than 1000 certificates in the middle east in the fields of inspection, company follow-up in the region, as well as a wide range of training programs.
“The future will witness many training courses organized by the company in the fields of oil & gas, inspection, electromechanical engineering, project management, marine management, petrochemicals, informatics, management and human resources,” he said.
He said the company is authorized to grant the quality certificates ISO 9001, ISO 29001, the environmental ISO 14001, occupational safety and health certificate OSHA 18001, social responsibility systems SA 8000, food protection systems ISO 22000, Information protection system ISO 27001 and aviation systems ISS 9000.    
 Mr. Atef added that the company has a number of partnerships with some companies in various government sectors, notably ADNOC, Burouj, Masdar, Al Taweela Power Co., Sharjah International Airport, Abu Dhabi’s Environment Agency, Dubai Immigration & Passport Department, Ras Al Khaima Free Zone, Abu Dhabi Sewerage Company and Abu Dhabi Police.

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