At Ferguson Marine, we take our responsibilities towards health, safety, the environment and quality very seriously and are committed to working in accordance with the very latest industry standards.
Having set ourselves the target of achieving the highest possible standards as an accepted principle, we are now continually signing off owners’ and classification surveys without defect or non-conformance, demonstrating the empowering Right-First-Time culture that is now the norm on-site.
The days of the “Hammers ding dong” as the song of the Clyde have long since passed into history with the ever-improving sophistication of advanced welding techniques now producing a standard of vessel construction that was only dreamed of in those pioneering days.
Quality is key to welding procedures and welder qualification and testing is completed and controlled entirely within our in-house training centre.
Here, the most experienced craftsman and the latest apprentices work side by side, with the opportunity to continuously upskill and expand their range of approvals, from light gauge TIG welding to MIG/MAG welding in excess of 100mm in thickness.
Formalising the survey and workshop instruction standards ensures we have repeatable processes and by continuously challenging how we do business, we have introduced modern ‘know how’ and equipment, leading to increased production efficiency and higher quality standards. For example, the introduction of a suite of flexible vacuum box testing equipment to weld-free joint faring aids.
By empowering our workforce to continually review and refine our processes, we will continue to see huge quality improvements which will become the norm.
Our business is stringently controlled by a robust framework of operating procedures that ensures we regularly review performance and adopt best practice methodologies. As such, we are able to undertake continuous improvement to enhance both our organisation and the business benefits we deliver to customers.
Safety and Health comes first at all times. We have instilled a culture of Behavioural Safety that is driven to protect our people, our premises and our professional reputation and work proactively to reduce risks throughout our business.
We care passionately about the environment and have become recognised as a market-leader in the development of environmentally responsible vessels and marine engineering services. This position was underpinned by our recent delivery of two ground-breaking green hybrid ferries.
Furthermore, quality control is a core component of our marine engineering portfolio and we are continually investing in enhancing the capabilities of our plant and people. In addition, we offer the reassurance of being accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and the MoD standard ISO 9002.