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Steel stalwart steps down as SCCS Chairman

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nSCCSapr16Denver Woodward has stepped down as Chairman of the Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS) after 18 years of service.

Commenting on Mr Woodward’s illustrious tenure, incoming SCCS Chairman Simon Pike of Tata Steel said:
“Throughout his time Denver kept a firm hand on the tiller and helped to steer the SCCS from a fledgling organisation, to one where now we can boast over 500 clients, a wide coverage of steel construction related approvals, a turnover in excess of £1M and above all, a level of credibility in the steel construction industry that must surely ensure that we have a competent sector and safe and sustainable structures.”

Mr Woodward was a founding member of the Certification Scheme (then BS 5750) set up in 1985 at the request of the Department of Trade and Industry.

In 1993 he was appointed Chairman of the QA Technical Panel. This was a body responsible for the development and maintenance of technical schedules for design, fabrication and erection within the steel construction industry.

“With such a depth of experience, it seemed only fitting that Denver be appointed Chair of the Certification Board on 3rd March 1998” said Dr Pike.

“Thereafter, the SCCS went from strength to strength, adding ISO 14001 Environmental Management System in 1991 and then OHSAS 18001, for Occupational Health and Safety Management in 2008. The scope of the scheme has continued to wider with the National Highways sectors schemes covering corrosion protection, steelwork execution and mechanical fastenings.”

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