I have been with the RMI and previously the MVRA for 17 years. Having graduated, I joined the Health and Safety office team in 1998 whereupon the company helped me in gaining my NEBOSH qualification. I progressed to working in the field carrying out health and safety and manufacturer audits for motor vehicle repair organizations. In 2011, I started work on putting together the documentation for UKAS accreditation and the following year I gained an IRCA Lead Auditing Qualification. Currently, I also sit on the Health and Safety Executiveâ€™s Motor Vehicle Repair Forum on behalf of the RMI providing communication to and on behalf of members.
I have been in the motor industry for 35 years, initially starting as an apprentice panelbeater. After completing my apprenticeship, I gained experience at shop floor level in various disciplines. In 1987, I moved and became a Bodyshop manager/estimator and continued doing this for approximately 20 years. In 2008 I joined the MVRA as a Field Engineer working on different schemes including MOT QCs/risk assessments and manufacturer audits. I enhanced this experience by attaining an IRCA Lead Auditing qualification in 2012 providing me with the theoretical background to my practical knowledge. The most enjoyable part of my job is interacting with the various business organisations and talking to individuals in the industry.