We recently welcomed Antony Mitchell to the company as NDT projects manager with the remit to develop new areas of business and to head our new rope access service with IRATA qualified technicians – using ropes and climbing skills to access difficult to reach locations; without the need for scaffolding or elevated platforms.
Ant has been in the NDT industry for over 11 years and holds PCN level II qualifications in ultrasonic and eddy current testing, magnetic particle and liquid penetrant inspection, as well as visual inspection. He has spent the past five years using his climbing, rope access and NDT qualifications to inspect amusement devices in the leisure industry including some pretty high roller coaster tracks.
Ant commented, “I’m delighted to have joined Applied Inspection and I’m looking forward to developing new areas of the business and building up a team of highly qualified technicians to enable Applied Inspection to access all areas! Anyone involved in this type of job obviously needs to have a good head for heights and be physically fit. The work can be quite demanding as the safety of the operator is of paramount importance and requires a significant level of skill. That said – I do get quite a buzz and sense of achievement when I’m working on very high structures”.
Ant is currently working towards a degree in NDT, having achieved A’s in all five modules so far. On completion of the degree course he will be studying for PCN level III NDT qualifications. Ant lives in Stretton, Burton on Trent with his wife Kelly and in his spare time he likes to go to the gym, follow Formula 1, Moto GP and enjoys cooking and socialising.