Having assisted the industry with the evolution of diving and ROV operations auditing and assurance, including the development of key auditing tools, Namaka Subsea are in a unique position to provide experienced technical and operational auditing of ROV contractors against best industry practices and global legislation.
Our ROV technical advisors have a wealth of experience from observation class through to full trenching systems. With this knowledge and experience our clients can be confident that projects are carried out both safely and efficiently in accordance with best industry practices to ensure the contractor, and subsequent Client, has sufficient confidence to carry out global operations, ensuring compliance with current best industry practices as well as geographical legislation.
Auditing and assurance plays a crucial part of ensuring the safety and integrity of any ROV system as well as ensuring efficient operations. Therefore, it is essential that all ROV systems are audited by a competent auditor, capturing and documenting all findings whether the audit is conducted periodically and/or as required by the contractor's internal auditing practices.
Previously ROV system audits relied only on IMCA R006 Standard ROV Auditing Document which provides a basic/standard template approach for ROV documentation for assurance records associated with a project but has not been revised since July 2017 to reflect current industry practices.
ROV contractor audits, whether technical or operational should be carried out in reasonable time ahead of any subsequent project or annual audit requirements and in accordance with industry current best practices. It is no longer acceptable to carry out a ROV contactor audits after the award of a contract or during the project mobilisation with time restrictions as a limiting factor.
Due to the introduction of new laws within the UK for corporate manslaughter, which would hold the End Client (Operator) accountable as well as the ROV Contractor, the Association of International Oil and Gas Producer (IOGP) member Operators decided their duty of care should be increased with the development of assurance.
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