NASC Strengthens Audit Team
The NASC has strengthened its audit team through the addition of experienced access instructor Alastair O’May.
Alastair will conduct member audits in Scotland – ensuring new and current members achieve the high standards required to attain and retain NASC full contracting membership.
He has a solid understanding of the NASC auditor role, having received audits as a former NASC full contracting member.
“I was always appreciative of what being a full contracting member of the NASC did for me and my fledgling firm, AOM Scaffolding Ltd.” he said. “I was aware of the high standards required for membership but I was unsure if I could reach those standards.
“The auditor at the time was always clear that complete compliance was required but he did it in a supportive manner and was always excellent at offering advice on how to ensure I did not allow standards to drop.”
Speaking about his new position, Alastair added: “I’m really looking forward to getting more involved in the industry that’s served me so well and playing my part in ensuring NASC members continue to provide a higher standard for their customers and employees alike.
“It gives me enormous pride to join the NASC team as the Confederation has long been the benchmark for safety standards throughout the UK and instrumental in producing guidance that has been adopted by all in the scaffolding industry and embedded in every access risk assessment in the country.”
Wayne Connolly, NASC Audit committee chair, said: “I’d like to welcome Alastair to the NASC auditor team. He is extremely well placed to carry out his duties and I’m sure he’ll be a fantastic asset to the NASC and its members in Scotland.”
Alastair entered the scaffolding industry in 1989, completing his Part 1 accreditation whilst working for Mowlem (Scotland) Ltd. After six years he moved into the oil and gas sector before setting up AOM Scaffolding Ltd.
In 2014 he took up the role of CITB Senior Instructor for Access in Scotland and will continue to train alongside his NASC auditing work.