Godfrey Hands has been working in NDT since 1968, and has specialised in Ultrasonic inspection since 1973. His career developed towards the (semi) automated inspection of mass-produced components in 1978, and he was involved in Resonant Inspection since its introduction to Europe in 1993. In 1996, he started his own company. This was located in the British Midlands, at the heart of the British automobile component manufacturing industry, to support them with his Rapid Response Inspection Service, using conventional NDT.
In mid 2007 he moved to Aircelle (part of the SAFRAN Group) in Burnley as their Company Level III.
He retired from full time work in December 2011, but remains involved in NDT as a Nadcap Auditor and provides occasional NDT consultancy.
Godfrey also presents some eQuaLearn NDT training courses.
He is married with three children and five grandchildren.
2018 sees two milestones in his career:
1.= 50 years continuous work in NDT
2. = 100000 hours in industry without a lost-time accident.