Following a fabrication and welding apprenticeship and subsequent experience working in the sector, I moved to Middlesbrough where I studied a Higher National Diploma in Welding and Fabrication.
Following the successful completion of my HND, I gained employment within the welding department of a Notified Body, an organisation designated by an EU country to assess the conformity of products before being placed on the market. During my employment I was responsible for quality assurance activities, including the generation of all types of welding documentation (WPS/PQR welder and operator qualifications). I ensured that all documentation met the requirements of the design code, client specification and any other applicable standards.
I was awarded the International/European Welding Technologist qualification (IWT/EWT) by The Welding Institute that led to my approval as a lead auditor. This approval allowed me to audit companies of varying sizes and operating in a range of sectors against the requirements of ISO 3834 ‘Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials’
During my 10 years working for a certification body I have developed a good understanding of QA/QC requirements in all matters relating to welding.
In 2020 I started LG RWC Ltd where I hope to build the companies reputation by offering a high quality service to support organisations develop and enhance their welding quality requirements.