IDEST Scheme Committee

The IDEST Scheme Committee currently consists of seven volunteer members and one member of staff.  These are representatives from the diving industry, manufacturers and experts with years of diving experience.  Their role is to manage IDEST, and its many facets, for IDEST-certified test centres and their technicians as well as to promote safe diving through cylinder testing to the diving community.

 

Committee Members

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Tony Marshall - Chairman

In 1980 Tony was a founder member of BARBASE.  He has been Chairman of IDEST since the passing of our founder, Mike Todd, in 2010.  He is the Managing Director of Collins & Chambers.  He is the current Honorary Treasurer of the Historical Diving Society, Vice-President of the British Sub-Aqua Club and has been in the diving industry for over 50 years.  He also sits on BSI, SUT and HSE committees relating to diving equipment.

Tony can be contacted on 07802 225550 and nautilus@talk21.com

Neil Minto C.Eng. MIET - Chief Engineer/Inspector

Neil took over the role of Chief Engineer from Mike Todd back in 2010.  Living in the North East, Neil has been with the organisation since 1998.  He is a BSAC Advanced Instructor, BSAC First Class Diver and has been diving for over 50 years.

Neil can be contacted on 07956 699729 or neil@neilminto.co.uk

 

Pat Oates - Administration Manager

Pat has been with the organisation, acting as Administration Manager from her home in Godstone, since the concept of IDEST back in 1985.  Pat knows everything you need to know about IDEST and is your first point of contact for all matters.

Pat can be contacted on 01883 622690 or pat@patoates.co.uk

Martin Nettleton - Member

 Details to follow soon...

Bob FindlowBob Findlow - Member

Bob is the Managing Director of Robin Hood Watersports (ROHO) and has been in the industry for over 50 years.

Neil Brock - Member

Neil began diving in 1972 with a local BSAC club and moved into commercial diving in 1981. Neil and his wife moved into recreational diving in 1995 opening a small dive shop that they built up over the years. They have a broad spread of experience in the diving industry, ranging from having opened NDAC in 2003, to currently acting as diving consultants for the BBC. His business,Bristol Channel Diving Services Ltd, IDEST No 5B, has been with us for some five years.  His centre is an approved IDEST and HSE Training Centre, able to provide training for commercial diving and the IDEST's Visual Assessment Course for Dive Centre Staff.



IDEST Inspectors

Alistair Reynolds, BSc. - Inspector/Webmaster

Alistair has been an inspector since 1998, having attended a technician's course at ASSET in July of that year.  He was Technical Manager at BSAC HQ from 2000 until his retirement in 2010.  He is a BSAC National Instructor and has been an inspector with IDEST for some 17 years.  He is also the IDEST webmaster, dealing with re-designing of IDEST web pages, updating centre details and adding downloads/updates as required. He created the IDESTUK Facebook page and is also the Documents Manager, looking after every update and amendment needed to the vast number of documents used by the organisation. Living in the North West, Alistair has been diving for fifty years.

Alistair can be contacted on 07917 091366 or alistair.reynolds@uwclub.net

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Mike Collins - Inspector

Mike has been an inspector with IDEST since 2012 and looks after the centres in the South and Wales.  He is a qualified BS 5750 assessor, BSAC Advanced Instructor, a factory trained Bauer Kompressoren engineer, and was QA Manager for UWI.  Mike has worked for over 30 years in manufacture and servicing of diving related equipment ranging from aqualungs to submersibles.  He has been diving for over 46 years and instructing for 44 years.  Mike worked offshore in the early 70s with Vickers Oceanics and later joined UWI as product manager for Bauer compressors.  He later formed his own company Airtech, which specialised in the installation and maintenance of breathing air systems, the manufacture of gas mixing panels and the installation of test equipment.  Mike was instrumental in IDEST's re-accreditation to ISO/IEC 17024:2012 in 2015, writing the submission document for the organisation.

Mike can be contacted on 01420588484 or mikecollins2@btinternet.com

Page last updated 25/02/2017