A new compliance manager has joined the expert team at OFTEC as the trade association continues to strengthen the range of services offered to oil, solid fuel and renewable heating technicians and consumers.
Colin Aldridge comes to OFTEC with more than 10 years’ experience on the tools, having worked for the past decade as an employed heating engineer based in and around Suffolk.
Previous to this, Colin served in the Army for 23 years with the Royal Logistics Corp where he was responsible for supply chain management, compliance and training.
In his new role with OFTEC, Colin will handle all compliance related issues, helping to ensure that technicians carry out their work in line with building regulations and industry standards, whilst offering the best advice and guidance to consumers.
Commenting on his appointment, Colin said: “After 10 years on the job, I was looking for a change of direction but still wanted a career which made use of the knowledge, skills and experience I have accrued. So when the position in OFTEC’s compliance team can up, it felt like the perfect opportunity.
“As a former heating technician, I understand the industry, the kinds of issues that can arise and crucially, the importance of maintaining the highest possible standards. I hope this perspective will enable me to bring about the best resolutions and ensure that OFTEC registration continues to be recognised as a benchmark of quality by technicians and consumers alike.”