We would like to welcome Derek Todd to the NORAC committee!
Derek who is currently Technical and Quality Manager at EDP, is an excellent addition to the team and we look forward to working with him in the future.
Derek has 10 years’ experience in the asbestos industry, having started as a surveyor / analyst in 2011 at, and previously was a microbiologist in a UKAS lab for 4 years. He then became technical and quality manager in 2018 at EDP.
He holds P402-P404 and CoC – Asbestos and has been responsible for, and undertaken, surveying and analytical works in all premises, survey types and asbestos types. He has also project managed asbestos works for large universities and refineries.
He has successfully transitioned EDP to 17025:2017, and is currently working through HSG248 transition.
I look forward to being a part of a larger cohort, whose joint purpose is to make a difference in the Asbestos industry. I believe that the change we all seek has to come from within our industry. I have experienced all manner of site work from a trainee onto being a competent person, and would like to use this experience to help others, and change for the better, how consultants are trained, how we work, and how we work with other stake holders in the industry.
I enjoy hearing other peoples views on issues and I am always open to having my own opinion altered by what other people offer. No one knows all the answers but collectively we have a better understanding by listening to each other.
You can view the entire NORAC team here: Meet the Team.