Join the Inspection Accreditation Advisory Committee

Industry News February 24, 2022
Join the Inspection Accreditation Advisory Committee
NATA team

Applications close on 21 March 2022

The role of the Inspection Accreditation Advisory Committee (AAC) is to advise NATA on technical issues related to Inspection Body accreditation.

The committee is currently seeking interest for four positions from those qualified and experienced in the following areas:

  • Explosion protected electrical equipment with mining experience;
  • Diesel engines for use in hazardous atmospheres;
  • Pressure plant, pipelines and equipment;
  • Environment/ occupational hygiene and exposure

Committee members are appointed for their knowledge and technical expertise. The duties of a successful committee member include:

  • review of NATA’s Accreditation Criteria applicable to inspection activities;
  • review of assessment reports for applicant and accredited facilities, where required;
  • provision of advice on technical issues arising from assessment activities; and
  • review and approval of the appointment of technical assessors.

Further information about the role and structure of NATA’s technical committees is available on the NATA website at at About Us > Governance > Accreditation Advisory Committees (AAC).

Positions are honorary with the initial term of appointment being five years. Reappointment for three years may be possible following the initial term. Current AAC members may submit an application for a vacant or soon to be vacant position, as long as they have not already having served more than three terms and they meet the criteria for the position.

The Committee convenes at 12 to 24 month intervals and NATA covers all travel and accommodation costs relating to attending AAC meetings.
Applicants must:

  • hold suitable qualifications and have between 10 years practical experience in their area(s) of expertise;
  • be committed to accreditation and familiar with NATA’s accreditation requirements, for example, through practical experience in an accredited facility, experience as a NATA technical assessor, etc;
  • be committed to abide by NATA’s policies, including the need to maintain confidentiality, be objective, act impartially, and to declare any conflicts of interest; and
  • prepare for, attend and actively participate in AAC meetings.

Applications should include a current resume along with a cover letter addressing the requirements and attributes detailed above and also why you wish to join the Committee.
Applications can be provided to Amir Murad, Sector Manager – Inspection.

Final approval of AAC membership rests with the NATA Board.

NATA recognises the value of and supports equal employment opportunities, including equal opportunity for appointment to its technical committees. All AAC appointments are based on merit and the strength of the application submitted regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or any other discriminatory attribute. NATA encourages applications from any person who meets the specified criteria to ensure access to the diverse range of talents necessary for the AAC to fulfil its role