I don’t want to finish my site without saying ‘Thank you’ to Matthew Boulton College for supporting me all the way to becoming the 1st Registered Digital Installer in the UK.
I have worked in the Aerial industry since 1977, self taught I gathered knowledge from any source to achieve and work to a professional standard. I gained knowledge about Aerials and working at heights installing Band 3 pmr communications for RayCom ( Ray Whithers ) and from working with Radio Hams in the early days of CB Radio.
TV Aerial installs were around £15.00 installed, my cat ladders I made from two bent aerial masts bolted onto a spare ladder. I shiver looking back at the risks I took when I climbed roofs in all weathers.
Health & Safety? That must of been tying your ladder to the gutter with a off cut of coaxial cable. The money was good and I enjoyed the challenges of the early days of aerial rigging. ‘Cowboys’ define the word, we all took risks to our own lives and I suppose looking back without knowing it put the general public at risk too.
If Health & Safety was as strict as it is today back then I am sure we would of kept them on their toes 24/7. We did use ‘common sense’ back then, I know! ‘Contradiction’ but ‘joe public’ had common sense too, which I suppose made our job that bit more safer by not walking into our ladders accidentally on purpose.
Well now here I am 30 years on having been the aerial installer that knew the aerial trade inside-out honed into becoming UK’s first Registered Digital Installer by a very dedicated team who I will say with gratitude and sincere thanks helped and supported me at every stage..
I continued with Matthew Boulton after my award and gained further Qualifications for design and install of Integrated Reception Systems.
Their team I have experienced are hands on and very dedicated to students.
This is not a form of advertising for the College but my personal way of saying ‘Thank you’ to a team loyal to there students.