Adios and best wishes to two long-standing employees

DCS would like to wish former Sales Director, Melvyn Bathgate, and Projects Engineer and former Gallito MD, Ian Ward, all the best for their retirements at the end of this month. Melvyn first joined DCS in 1991 as a paint sprayer and assembly operator before moving into the sales department the following year. He spent time in every department expanding …

Projects Engineer John Barker retires from DCS

Projects Engineer John Barker has retired from DCS after almost a decade at the company. John started at DCS as Area Sales Manager in 2009, travelling up and down the country visiting customers on a daily basis. Former DCS owner Philip Oldfield employed John to help expand the industry sectors DCS had access to thanks to his background in the …

Paul Stringer

Projects Manager Paul Stringer retires after 21 years at DCS

Our Projects Manager has retired from his role at DCS following a career in dust extraction that started at the age of 16-years-old.  Paul Stringer joined us over 21 years ago as a Contracts Engineer after being approached by former DCS owner Philip Oldfield.  His vast knowledge gathered over decades in the industry have made him a vital member of …

HSE strengthen enforcement

New scientific evidence sees HSE strengthen enforcement expectations for steel welding fume

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced changes in the enforcement expectation for all welding fume following new scientific data. Evidence reveals exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans. The evidence was produced by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Following the research, HSE has announced changes with immediate …

Last W Exhibition for long-serving Sales Director

Our dedicated former Sales Director Melvyn Bathgate has attended his last W Exhibition. The 65-year-old has been an ever-present member of the DCS team at The W Exhibition, a national show for the Joinery and Furniture industries, for many years. Earlier this summer, Melvyn felt the time was right to retire from his full-time role at the company following over …