SOCAR has established its activities on ISO standards based on International Management systems. The company is currently being applied international standards as ISO 9001( Quality Management System),İSO 14001 (Environmental management system), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) , ISO/IEC 17024 ( General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons) , ISO/IEC-17025 ( General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories). Application of above-mentioned standards focuses to the formation of positive image of the company in the domestic and international market, the use of more modern methods of governance, carrying out documentation work in accordance with the requirements of customers, implementation of work safely ,environmentally friendly and with high-quality, detection and elimination of discrepancies on time, improving the ability to work as a team and maintaining to preserve continuous customer-contractor relationship. In accordance with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17024 standard trainees ,demonstrating good results in various professions during the training process of SOCAR , are awarded with the international cetifications.
Physical testing and Mechanical testing laboratories operated in Education, Training and Certification Department apply ISO / IEC 17025 standards in the certification of welders by applying the methods of physical and mechanical tests of the candidates carried out in the practical welding works. The compatibility of the standards application is assessed with conducting control audit on the above-mentioned standards by corresponding certification bodies at least once a year. Though activities in the direction of the training courses are in accordance with internal regulations and corporate procedures of SOCAR , because of the international accreditation failure of these courses with the requirements of International Organization for Standardization - İSO 29990: 2010 – “Learning services for non-formal education and training -- Basic requirements for service providers”, we have applied to a well-known company in the field ,French inspection - certification body "Bureau Veritas".
As a result, the work carrying out by Education, Training and Certification Department has been assessed positively and organized courses by ETCD has been accredited by "Bureau Veritas".
In addition, for the purpose of carrying out occupational health and safety studies in the enterprises
due to the level of international standards, suitable attemps for the the training organization membership have been done to IOSH( “Institution of Occupational Safety and Health” of Great Britain) which is considered an influential international organization in the world and finally, Education, Training and Certification Department earned the training licence on “Managing Safely” by “Institution of Occupational Safety and Health” (IOSH) of Great Britain (United Kingdom)
Offshore Maritime Safety Training Center of Education, Training and Certification Department successfully completed desk and field auditing procedures according to the procedures defined by OPITO: Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (UK) and accrediated for Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET), Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET).
However, the Department has become one of the few members of OPITO providing of training services in the Caspian region. In conclusion, the trainees who can successfully complete the BOSİET, HUET and FOET training courses in Offshore Maritime Safety Training Center of Education, Training and Certification Department will be included into the information list of OPITO and their certifications will internationally recognized.
In addition, new worker training courses taught by ETCD in 33 specialties have been accredited on the basis of standard AZS by Standardization, Metrology and Patents State Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic.