The following statement was released by Kiwa:
It is with great regret that we share the sad news of the passing of our colleague Alan Thomas. Alan was a fine man, committed to his industry that he had worked in for so many years, and was a delight to work with. A consummate professional with a gentle and humorous manner, his contribution to Kiwa will be remembered by those of us who had the pleasure to work with him.
During this time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.