The Diesel Loco Shed, Visakhapatnam had achieved NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) accreditation with the standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in the field of Testing.
The scope of testing in chemical discipline is Metal & Alloy testing and metal wear analysis in lubricating oils by spectroscopic method. Whereas in Mechanical discipline Hardness tests like HRC & HRBW scale tests done on regular basis and Non Destructive Tests like Dye Penetration Test & Ultra Sonic Testing of axles are also done.
The Chemical & Metallurgical Laboratory of Diesel Loco Shed is the first Laboratory among Shed in Indian Railway to achieve this feat. Perhaps this is also the first Laboratory of Railways in India to achieve testing accreditation in the field of Wear Metal Analysis for nine elements in used lubricating oils.
Divisional Railway Manager Shri Chetan Kumar Shrivastava appreciated the efforts of Diesel Loco Shed in ensuring quality service to the Railways and congratulated the Loco Shed team for achieving the unique feat. He presented the certificate to Shri Santosh Kumar Patra, Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer (DLS).
Earlier DLS, VSKP received various certificates to its merit. Those are
1. IMS Certification: Diesel Loco Shed/VSKP has got Integrated Management System on 25.01.2018 i,e ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
2. ISO 50001: 2011 EnMS: Diesel Loco Shed, Visakhapatnam has achieved ISO 50001:2011 for Energy Management System on 20.03.2018.
3. 5S Certification: Diesel Loco Shed, Visakhapatnam has achieved another milestone by getting 5S certification on Work Place Management System on 03.05.2018.
4. Green Co Certification: DLS/VSKP received Green Co. certification on 24.11.18 and Plaque was unveiled by GM/ECoR/BBS during the 125th Year celebration of Waltair Division. Perhaps DLS/VSKP is the second Diesel shed in Indian Railways to receive such type of prestigious certificate.
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