Employee Spotlight: Daniel Colledge, Regional Surveyor (London & South East)
As the leading ductwork cleaning, maintenance and fire damper specialists in the UK, we’re always looking to develop our skills and expand client support by adding new services to our repertoire.
With the recent addition of COSHH LEV testing and thorough examination added to our long list of ductwork maintenance services, we thought it only right to introduce the man behind the provision!
We’d like to congratulate Daniel Colledge, our Regional Surveyor in London and the South East, on recently passing his P601 (initial appraisal, thorough examination and testing of LEV systems) accreditation. With this in mind, we pulled Daniel away from his busy schedule for a few moments to ask several questions about his work history and experience in working for Ductbusters.
How did you get into surveying?
I started as an engineer 10 years ago. I was promoted to supervising engineer roughly 6 years ago, I was then given the opportunity as a regional surveyor in January 2017.
What made you want to work in surveying?
When I was offered the position, I couldn’t turn it down. Although initially I felt nervous, it presented a new challenge and an opportunity to better myself. I have no university degree or equivalent qualification, but I felt like the knowledge and experience I gained as an engineer would stand me in good stead moving forward in my new role.
Talk us through a typical day-in-the-life
I spend the majority of my time in Central London so working life does get a bit hectic. I cover quite a large region and I feel as though the more time goes on the busier I am becoming. I relish this as it indicates recognition, it shows I am responsible and that I am doing my job to the best of my ability. The majority of my office work is done from home, so I embrace the fact that a lot of the time I manage my own schedule. It’s easy to get carried away at times and end up working until the late hours, that’s still something I am getting the hang of – it’s great having a good work ethic but it’s also important to know when to stop.
What’s your favourite part of working for Ductbusters?
I enjoy integrating with people, some of the most important skills you learn in life can’t be taught in a classroom. I think It’s about getting out there and letting people know who you are and what you can offer/provide or how you can assist them. I learn new things every day, this gives me a chance to improve my knowledge and understanding of the industry – that’s probably what I enjoy most.
Do you have any memorable jobs you’d like to share with us?
The Francis Crick Institute. It was make or break for us lads on there. It broke some, but the remaining few managed to pull it together in the end. Being the site supervising engineer, it was my first real taste of pressure and stress from an occupational perspective.
We recognise that our staff and their dedication to work and personal development contributes to our businesses success every day, and we continually encourage that desire to learn and progress.
To find out more about our LEV testing and thorough examination service, please refer to our recent blog post: https://ductbusters.co.uk/adding-and-improving-services-lev-testing/
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