West Midlands Branch

Institute Branches 

Chair
Mr J Needham 

Vice Chair
Mr C Sinclair
Honorary Secretary
Mr R Naylor

Honorary Treasurer
Mr P Holt
Branch Representative to Council
Mr J Needham

Branch Welfare Officer
Mr R Naylor

To contact any of the above, email: westmidbranch@bindt.org

West Midlands Branch Programme
Meetings start at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated. Buffet and refreshments will be provided. Anyone interested in NDT is welcome to attend.

Tuesday 9 October 2018
Inside story: PCN fraud in India

In June 2017, BINDT had to take drastic action to correct a fraud that had been perpetrated by NDT International PTE Ltd (NDTI), a PCN-Authorised Qualifying Body (AQB) operating in India and elsewhere. Although the actions taken by BINDT have put an abrupt stop to this particular fraud, the ramifications continue. Cameron Sinclair explains how this fraud was able to be perpetuated and what certification bodies, end-users and other stakeholders might learn from the affair,
by Cameron Sinclair, Business Support Executive, BINDT.
Venue: Aerotech Inspection & NDT Ltd, Charlton Drive, Corngreaves Trading Estate, Cradley Heath B64 7BJ. Tel: +44 (0)1384 564021.

Monday 19 November 2018
Fact file

Topic and speaker to be confirmed.
6.00 pm.
Note: Joint meeting with TWI West Midlands Branch.
Venue: Doosan Babcock, Birmingham New Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY1 4SJ.
Note: Doosan Babcock is on the opposite side of the road to the postcode location.

Tuesday 11 December 2018
Christmas meal

We are delighted to announce that our Christmas meal will be subsidised by BINDT. All are invited to join us for an evening of merriment and Christmas festivities. Places are limited on a first-come, first-served basis so please hurry to book your place to avoid disappointment.
Venue: The Vine Indian grill and curry pub, 152 Roebuck Street, West Bromwich B70 6RD.

Tuesday 8 January 2019
Industry news: PCN update

BINDT takes the reputation of the PCN Scheme very seriously and its responsibility to help end-users maintain high levels of safety and reliability is of the utmost importance. Nicole Banks explains the latest developments and future plans for the scheme,
by Nicole Banks, Head of PCN Certification, BINDT.
Venue: Doosan Babcock, Birmingham New Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY1 4SJ.
Note: Doosan Babcock is on the opposite side of the road to the postcode location.

Monday 12 February 2019
Special feature: Update from current BINDT CEO and Past President

An opportunity to hear and discuss BINDT’s plans for supporting its members in fulfilling their personal commitments and plans for professional development, the Branch welcomes the current CEO of BINDT and Past President to share their ideas and discuss the latest developments and new initiatives,
by David Gilbert, CEO of BINDT, and Caroline Bull, Past President.
Venue: Aerotech Inspection & NDT Ltd, Charlton Drive, Corngreaves Trading Estate, Cradley Heath B64 7BJ.
Tel: 01384 564021.

Tuesday 12 March 2019
In profile: Explosive Engineering – the theory behind the big bang!

An opportunity to hear about the experiences of an explosives consultant in the mining, tunnelling, demolition and special effects industries. The speaker has been responsible for the special effects using commercial and military explosives on films such as ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Band of Brothers’, ‘Tomb Raider’, ‘The World is Not Enough’ and ‘Die Another Day’. The meeting is sponsored by PTS Ltd,
by Malcom Ingry, MD MJI Associates Ltd.
Venue: Holiday Inn Express, Walsall, M6, Junction 10, Tempus Drive, Walsall WS2 8TJ.

Tuesday 9 April 2019
Point of view: Annual General Meeting

An opportunity for members to share their views and opinions on the Branch. The AGM starts at 7.30 pm and will be followed by a buffet and free prize draw sponsored by Aerotech. All Branch members are encouraged to attend,
Venue: The Vine Inn (aka The Bull & Bladder), 10 Delph Road, Brierley Hill DY5 2TN.

*indicates CPD content

CPD Points from Branch meetings
Attending Branch meetings indicated as containing CPD content can earn valuable points towards PCN certificate renewals.

http://www.bindt.org/downloads/CP16.pdf
http://www.bindt.org/downloads/CP17.pdf

If anyone is willing or interested in providing talks to Branches, please contact Cindy Bailey at BINDT (cindy.bailey@bindt.org) with an indication of the preferred geographical areas where you could assist.