The Corporate Services Division coordinates and manages a team of departmental units, providing guidance and direction as necessary. The reporting units are the Information Technology, Facilities Management, Security and HSSE Unit.
NIDCO’s Information Technology (IT) department serves as an integral part of NIDCO’s critical support services and belongs to the Corporate Services family. An integral component of NIDCO’s IT Department is to establish adequate controls, policies, procedures and documentation to ensure the validity and completeness of the department’s functions as it provides adequate user and system support. NIDCO has recognized that this extends beyond departmental operating controls to the policies and procedures of the underlying technologies used. The IT architecture and the systems that support the business processes are at the backbone of the organization hence, the IT Department provides extensive support to all NIDCO’s locations, users and systems and is responsible for providing Information and Communication Technology solutions and connectivity across varying mediums to ensure all users and departments can work towards achieving their goals. IT is solely responsible for implementing, securing, administering and managing all networks and systems while completing thorough risk assessments, disaster recovery and efficient business continuity planning to ensure sustainable operations in this fast paced and ever changing world of technological advancements.
Facilities management is the integration of processes within an organization to maintain and develop the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activities. It encompasses multi-disciplinary activities within the built environment and the management of their impact upon people and the workplace.
At a corporate level, NIDCO’s Facilities Management department contributes to the delivery of strategic and operational objectives. On a day-today level, the department provides a safe and efficient working environment, which is essential to the performance of NIDCO’s business – whatever its size and scope.
With NIDCO’s fast growing business, the department has extensive responsibilities for providing, maintaining and developing myriad services. These range from property strategy, space management and communications infrastructure to building maintenance, administration and contract management, amongst other things the department also:
- Delivers effective management of an organization’s assets
- Enhance the skills of people within NIDCO
- Enable new working styles and processes – vital in this technology-driven age
- Assist in the enhancement and projection of NIDCO’s identity and image
- Help the integration processes associated with change
- Deliver business continuity and workforce protection in an era of heightened security
Securing your people and assets is a mission critical to the success of NIDCO’s business, regardless of the industry you’re in. You need to comply with security regulations, reduce risk, mitigate liability, protect revenue streams, and reduce operating costs and insurance premiums.
In this age of heightened security concerns, NIDCO’s corporate department balances security and openness in a free society. We are responsible for the following areas of security namely:
- Public security
- Employee Security
- Information security
- Network security
- Computer security
- Asset security
NIDCO is committed to being a World Class leader in Health, Safety, Security and Environmental practices. This commitment is upheld through an integrated management system that focuses NIDCO's business activities and continually improves health, safety, security and environmental performance.
NIDCO's Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) Unit manages all Risk and Liability aspects of NIDCO's Project and Operational activities. The unit's activities include tracking HSSE performance metrics, Emergency Response preparations and training, site inspections and corrective actions, training sessions in HSSE topics, annual compliance audits, contractor management, ergonomic and quality improvements, managing industrial hygiene issues, environmental stewardship and leading the management review process. The HSSE Unit prepares and maintains critical documentation such as policies, procedures, project and business unit risk registers, regulatory permits, improvement notices and accident/incident reports.
The HSSE Unit also serves as the Designated Person Ashore and Company Security Officer (DPA/CSO) for the Water Taxi Business Unit.