Stuart Newton

Stuart Newton

Electrician

Name:

Stuart Newton

Job title:

Electrician

What my role at Xmo Strata involves:

My job varies from installations to maintenance or surveying. On sites that are being re-fitted, I am usually the one who turns-up first to disconnect the electrics to all signware. When doing maintenance work, I do a lot of fault-finding which can involve work at height on canopy fascias or ID signs.

The training/qualifications I need to complete my work:

C&G Qualified Electrician, 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations, Comp’Ex 7&8, PASMAPASMA - Prefabricated Access Suppliers' & Manufacturers' Association. (For mobile scaffold users), IPAFThe International Powered Access Federation., NPORS Operator, CSCSCSCS - Constructions Skills Certification Scheme. and UKPIA.

Before joining Xmo Strata:

I worked for various sign companies mainly doing maintenance and installation work on forecourts in the East of England.

Describe a typical day at work:

My normal day begins at 5am. I drive over to pick-up my colleague and then head off to the necessary site. If we’re working on a re-fit, we will usually be on one site all day; however, maintenance work can mean visiting several sites in one day.

My most memorable day at work with Xmo Strata to date:

It has to be the day I was photographed for the website. It’s so different to being an electrician! When you look at a website, you don’t expect to see images of actual employees but with Xmo Strata, I can assure you, we’re all real.

Why I joined Xmo Strata:

Xmo Strata is the friendliest company I’ve worked for. It’s also the only company I know that says “If it’s unsafe, don’t do it” and they mean it! Management will always back-you-up if you make that decision.

The best thing about my job:

I love being out on the road.

What I do in my spare time:

I’ve attempted to do stockcar racing for the last two seasons, not very successfully, but I try! It’s a great day out and I really believe for a few hours that I’m Nigel Mansell.

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