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Quality Assurance

NDE Offshore is certified in accordance with ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment) and OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety) by DNV GL. Since 2009 NDE Offshore is a member of IMCA: International Marine Contractors Association in the Diving and Remote Systems & ROV Divisions. We are also a member of IRATA: International Rope Access Trade Association since 2015.

Besides from IMCA, NDE Offshore also follow relevant standards of OGP; International Oil and Gas Producers Association. The OGP requirements are naturally built into the NDE Offshore management system. NDE Offshore is also approved by various Classification Societies for the performance of In Water Surveys of vessels as well as floating/fixed structures in water.

ISO 9001

Quality standard

Having a quality management system implies that one has created a structure for how to work with quality issues. Furthermore, there are solid business practices and routines documented in a quality manual. Customers naturally demand products with characteristics that meet their needs and expectations. When working with a quality management system these needs and expectations are expressed in the product specifications.

The customers' requirements can be specified either by the customer or by the NDE Offshore. In both cases, it is ultimately the customer who decides whether the product is acceptable or not. NDE Offshore improves and refines its products and services in response to changes in customer needs and expectations and technological advances.

NDE Group AB ISO 9001:2015 / 14001:2015 Certificate

ISO 14001

The environmental management system

The environmental management system is a tool utilized to carry out effective environmental work. It is based on a process which includes environmental policy, planning, implementation and monitoring as well as measures for continuous improvement. The environmental management system is based on the environmental impact the activities can cause. The identification of this impact provides a basis for the establishment of environmental objectives and an action plan to achieve goals that are consistent with a comprehensive environmental policy.

A key component of the environmental management system is to identify and monitor the handling of the legal and other requirements to which the company subscribes. The environmental management system contributes to distinct accountability, which leads to increased awareness and clarifies the requirements relating to staff competence. In conjunction with this, documentation and performance management procedures are established, as well as contingency to deal with any emergency situations.

NDE Group AB ISO 9001:2015 / 14001:2015 Certificate

OHSAS 18001

health and safety management

OHSAS 18000 is an international occupational health and safety management system specification. It comprises two parts, 18001 and 18002 and embraces a number of other publications.

OHSAS 18001 is intended to help organizations to control occupational health and safety risks. It was developed in response to widespread demand for a recognized standard against which to be certified and assessed. The management team is responsible for the evaluation of work environment issues for instance by the implementation of internal audits and other management tools.

NDE Offshore AB OHSAS 18001:2007 Certificate


International Marine Contractors Association

IMCA, International Marine Contractors Association is an association of companies working in offshore, underwater work and marine assignments. Within the diving area, this entails staffing issues, training requirements and the requirements stipulated for diving equipment.

As one of 75 companies in the world, and 15 in Europe, NDE Offshore is the only Swedish company approved by IMCA as a regional diving company.

For more information about IMCA, please go to: IMCA homepage 


NDE Offshore AB IMCA Certificate


Industrial Rope Access Trade Association

The Industrial Rope Access Trade Association, IRATA, has now come to be used in a wide range of repair, maintenance, inspection and access work, world wide.
Since it provides an unrivalled safety record, a quick set-up and dismantling time and no need for invasive access equipment or disruption of the site, the IRATA system of rope access continues to increase in popularity.

IRATA International has in place a continuously evolving regime of work procedures that members are required to follow and which are monitored for compliance to ensure that a safe system of work is established and maintained.
The Association directs and manages through its members the training of all workers seeking its qualifications. This sets IRATA International member companies apart from rope access companies that are not subject to such a detailed, accurate and thorough scheme.

"IRATA companies complete their work with confidence and assurance, the certainty of expertise and the value of a service that has proved itself around the world. The training given to IRATA technicians follows a strict work based syllabus that delivers highly committed personnel who are determined to deliver safe working. Those conducting the training are rope access experts, not general work-at-height instructors, and have many years of experience."

For more information about IRATA, please go to: IRATA homepage 

IRATA_Certificate_NDE Offshore jan 2022


The International Association of Oil & Gas producers

The International Association of Oil & Gas producers (OGP) is a unique global forum in which members identify and share best practices to achieve improvements in every aspect of health, safety, the environment, security, social responsibility, engineering and operations.

The Association was formed in 1974 to develop effective communications between the upstream industry and an increasingly complex network of international regulators. Originally called the E&P Forum, in 1999 the name International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) was adopted.

NDE Offshore follows the recommendations of OGP and especially the report 411 “Diving Recommended Practice” as well as all other relevant recommendations.


Joint Qualification Scheme

Achilles works with the identification, qualification, evaluation and monitoring of suppliers on behalf of the purchasing organisations worldwide.

Achilles Joint Qualification Scheme is a means by which suppliers can qualify for delivery to the operating companies and main contractors. The qualification scheme is based on the establishment of the EU internal market and the EES agreement. Procurement activities within oil and gas companies with mining permits on the Danish and Norwegian continental shelf are governed by legislation and regulations. Within the construction building sector Achilles carries out supplier assessments, either based on written evidence and/or on-site audits. The information is then made available to selected users.

The services are primarily targeted at business-critical contracts focusing on safety, health, the environment and quality management systems and they allow the supplier to present the results of an entire industry in a single audit.

For more information about Achilles, please go to: Achilles homepage 


We are currently qualified in the following Achilles branches:

  • UNCE: Community for the Nordics & Central Europe Utilities industry. Certificate

  • UVDB: Community for the UK Utilities industry. Certificate
  • FPAL: Community supporting the European Oil and Gas sector. Certificate

  • JQS:  Community for the Norwegian and Danish Oil and Gas sector. Certificate


Bisnode / Dun & Bradstreet – Highest Creditworthiness

A credit rating system made by Bisnode,  strategic partner to Dun & Bradstreet, rating a company´s financial status and solvency. The Nordic regions´s oldest and most well-establilshed system, implemented in 1989 and operated in 18 European countries.

Only limited liability companies can hold the AAA (triple A) rating. Furthermore, the company must have been trading for at least ten years, have a turnover exceeding SEK 2 million, and be able to show financial ratios well in excess of the industry average.

The assessment criteria vary somewhat depending on the company type, which is why the service was implemented in gradual stages.

An AAA rated company, such as  NDE Offshore AB, displays the important information on the number of other companies who managed to fulfil the diplomation criteria during the prevous year, who works sustainably and has maintained high credit worthiness.

For more information about Bisnode, please go to: Bisnode homepage

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The table shows how many companies belonging to their respective credit rating among all Sweden's active companies. Numbers taken during the third quarter of 2017 of a total of 1,157 million active companies (all types of companies)


AAA_Certificate_NDE Offshore AB


Credit and reference agency – Highest Creditworthiness

UC, Swedens leading business and credit reference agency. They gather and process information for companies to use to show their reliability and trustworthiness and also to show that the risk zone for bankruptcy is low.

The credit assessment system calculates the likelihood of a company becoming insolvent within one year, in which case it is not creditworthy. According to UC, a company is insolvent when it is unable to meet all its payment obligations. To quickly determine whether a company carries a high or low risk, a Risk class scale from 1 to 5 is used for all Swedish companies, with 5 denoting the lowest risk of insolvency.

Risk Class 5 – Gold Seal

The company is deemed to have maximum creditworthiness.
99.76% or greater likelihood of continued viability.

Risk Class 4 – Silver Seal

The company is deemed to have good creditworthiness.
99.26–99.76% likelihood of continued viability.

Risk Class 3 – Bronze Seal

The company is deemed to be creditworthy.

For more information about UC, please go to: UC homepage

The seal is issued by UC AB. The image is linked to information about UC´s Credit Rating.

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