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Penzance Dry Dock staff praised for commitment with top industry award

By CMCherie  |  Posted: July 05, 2013

Penzance Dry Dock staff. Back row, left to right; Dave Allan, Rob Calveley, Treve Nicholls, Gemma Summerwill, Tim Stocking, Keith Richards, Gareth Williams, Michael Thomas and John Graham.

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THE commitment and hard work of a group of Penzance workers has seen them scoop a top industry award.

Employees at Penzance Dry Dock were assessed for the quality of their work, maintenance of equipment and level of training recently.

After being scrutinised, the team was handed the quality management system International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) accolade.

“Obtaining certification is a confirmation of the exceptional standard of service provided by the highly skilled team we have working at Penzance Dry Dock,” said Jeff Marston, chief executive of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company.

“It provides assurance to customers that they will be supported by a skilful and reliable team and will receive a cost-effective service, whether it be a local fishing vessel, visiting tall ship, or one of our own passenger or freight ships.”

Penzance Dry Dock, which was founded in 1834, is leased to the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company and is one of the longest established in the UK, providing facilities for vessels in need of repair and conversion.

The audit report of the recent visit stated that “the assessor was very impressed with the commitment to the system shown by all of the staff and all staff should be congratulated for the hard work and commitment shown”.

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  • 1newlyn  |  July 06 2013, 3:22AM

    Wow , Good for them , can't be really that difficult with just 12 of them ! There was at one time over 120 !!My how times have changed ? for the good or the bad ??

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