Quality and safety our top priority

All the variety of services and processes provided by Vessel Technical Services (VTS) are based on a Quality Management System and Health & Safety Management System in compliance with the national and international industry regulations and standards.
VTS’s staff has the skills, training and qualifications needed to provide tailored solutions to the variety of customer’s needs and expectations. Special processes are carried out by VTS srl with the greatest expertise, according to European standards and to American codes.
Health and safety culture is highly promoted within the company. To encourage and implement a safer worker environment, VTS has a team of accredited health & safety instructors who provide internal training to the personnel to enhance the awareness about plant safety (machinery, equipment, appliances, implements and tools) and injury prevention and protection.


Quality Management System

• ISO 9001:2015

Since November 2010 VTS is certified in accordance to ISO 9001:2008 (nowadays ISO 9001:2015).

OH&S Management System

• ISO 45001:2018

VTS has a management system in place based on Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) standards. Previously certified to OHSAS 18001, the company has officially migrated to ISO 45001:2018.

Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training - BOSIET

• OPITO Standards

VTS’s technicians undergo a high level of training in basic offshore safety emergency response including the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS). The BOSIET training includes sea survival, self-rescue, first aid, fire safety and basic firefighting.

Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association

• NOGEPA Standards

VTS sea-going teams are trained to work in the particular area of the North Sea, they receive an Additional Basic Safety Training for Norwegian Sector in line with the Mutual Recognition of Basic & Refresher Safety & Emergency Preparedness Training Matrix agreed between NOGEPA, Danish Operators, Norwegian Oil and Gas Association and Oil and Gas UK.

Welding Procedure Specifications & Qualification Records (WPS & WPQ)

• UNI EN ISO 15609-1
• UNI EN ISO 15613
• UNI EN ISO 15614-1

Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)


Welder Qualification Test Certificates (WPQ)

• UNI EN ISO 9606-1:2017

VTS’s welding experts perform activities on carbon and stainless-steel materials and alloys, stellite grade 1 and grade 6 as per welding certification procedures.

II° Non-Destructive-Testing Operator Certificates

• UNI EN ISO 9712:2012

II° Non-Destructive-Testing SNT TC 1A Operator Certificates


VTS’s qualified operators for non-destructive testing (NDT) at the Level II can carry out activities on materials such as carbon steel, low and high alloy steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys, light alloys, copper alloys.

Health & Safety Trainers Certificate

• Italian Legislative Decree Law 81/2008 and European directives

Training Course on Health and Safety at Work – High Risk

• Italian Legislative Decree Law 81/2008 and European directives

VTS has signed a written arrangement with F.I.R.A.S. – S.P.P., an officially recognized Italian organization of health and safety representatives. The synergistic cooperation with FIRAS permits VTS to effectively train the personnel on health and safety issues, assuring the company to be regularly updated with the current legislation and maintain an ongoing improvement in HSE.

Confined Space Entry

• Italian Legislative Decree Law 81/2008 and European directives

Work at Heights

• Italian Legislative Decree Law 81/2008 and European directives

VTS’ technicians are trained in entering confined spaces, working safely at heights and against the hazards.
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