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Ashley Quarterman joins BCAS as new executive director designate

25 June, 2024

Ashley Quarterman has joined the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) as its new Executive Director Designate.


Ashley will strengthen the team by working alongside Vanda Jones during a transition period, enabling the Society to continue with its plans and initiatives to help BCAS members provide support and advice to their compressed air and vacuum customers.

Working in the engineering sector for almost 30 years, Ashley has both a technical and business development background, managing teams both here in the UK and in other territories including Asia Pacific and the Nordics. He has 18 years’ experience of industrial pipework systems in roles at Tyco Fire and Building Products, as Business Development Manager at Parker Hannifin, Senior Sales Manager at Walker Filtration and Commercial Leader at Ingersoll Rand.

Future plans

Having worked in the industrial sector for many years, Ashley knows only too well the ongoing challenges of attracting young, engineering talent into the industry. He will work closely with Steven Rohan, the BCAS President and the BCAS board to continue the Society’s important work around apprenticeships.

His immediate goals are to complete some ongoing projects, such as additions to the popular PSSR and written scheme of examination training, the important work that Terry Collier, the BCAS Training and Development Manager is undertaking around the change to the CSCS card scheme and updates to the Food Grade Best Practice Guide.

Ashley commented: “I am proud to join the British Compressed Air Society and to continue the work that Vanda and the team have been undertaking to improve the support offered to members.

“BCAS offers tailor-made support, from technical and legislative updates, to training, to an extensive range of business resources - and I will be looking to extend the services we can offer for both our members and end users.”

Steven Rohan, BCAS President added: “I am delighted to have Ashley onboard. He is a valuable addition to the team and we look forward to drawing on his considerable technical and engineering knowledge to benefit our members and compressed air end users.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Vanda, who will remain a key part of the team during this period of transition and succession planning, for her valuable contribution and support.”

Navigating the Pressure Systems’ Safety Regulations

With compressed air systems used extensively across the industry, it’s vital that operators are aware of their obligations under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations. BCAS offers a number of training courses, supported by specific factsheets to help guide users through the directive.

The Certificate in Understanding the Pressure Systems’ Safety Regulation training course is a blended learning workshop, which covers the written scheme of examination in relation to compressed air systems. It provides knowledge of the Pressure Systems’ Safety Regulations (S.I 2000 No 128) and related standards and codes of practice and is designed to provide the understanding required as a user, manager, or provider of written schemes of examination.

To find out more about the Certificate in Understanding the Pressure Systems’ Safety Regulation training course from BCAS and to book a place, please visit https://elearning.bcas.org.uk/our-courses/blended-learning-courses/understanding-pressure-systems-safety-regulations-product/

In addition, the Society has several factsheets available for free download from its website:

Fact Sheet 315 Competent person

Fact Sheet 314-2 GB Pressure Systems Compliance & Written scheme & Fact Sheet 306-2 PSSR Compliance & scope

For further information visit: www.bcas.org.uk, or contact your local BCAS member, email: training@bcas.org.uk or call 0207 935 2464

https://twitter.com/bcas

https://www.linkedin.com/company/british-compressed-air-society/




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