After having the brakes on for the past 16 months, Aico’s bespoke, state-of-the-art Mobile Training and Demonstration Units are back out on the road.
Since acquiring their first Mobile Unit in 2017, Aico have expanded their fleet to four units, that cover the length and breadth of the country. Each of the units is fully equipped for hands-on training, providing customers with a complete overview of Aico’s products and technologies and enables the delivery of their award-winning Expert Installer training.
Education is part of Aico’s core ethos, and their Mobile Units are also utilised across the UK to engage, educate and inform members of the public. Fire safety sessions to promote awareness of fire and carbon monoxide within the home are vital to encourage active involvement from children and students, as well as residents. Aico also take their Mobile Units on tour, travelling to various locations throughout the country to raise awareness in support of key campaigns such as Gas Safety Week, highlighting the dangers of carbon monoxide and the importance of alarms.
To date, Aico’s Expert Installer training scheme has trained over 30,000 industry employees in domestic fire alarm specification and installation and is FIA approved with many of the modules CPD accredited, enabling installers to earn CPD time. 2020 saw the Expert Installer training go digital, with the unprecedented times caused by the pandemic. However, this week Aico were able to return to in-person training across different locations including City Electrical Factors Dartford, Edmundsons Electrical Torquay and Fife College.
Aico colleagues have strictly followed the government Covid-19 guidelines in order for their customers to use the Mobile Units and facilities safely.
Daren Newcombe of Plymouth Community Homes who utilised the Mobile Unit on Tuesday, 15 June said: ‘We have specified and installed Aico alarms for the past 15 years and this is the third time we have had the Mobile Unit, this is an excellent opportunity for our engineers. We always receive first class support from Steve Bulley who is our local Regional Specification Manager (RSM), who has extensive knowledge and is always there when we need him.’
RSM for the South West Steve Bulley commented: ‘Plymouth Community Homes are a key partner of Aico in the South West. They are a fantastic organisation to work with, who always put safety and well-being at the forefront of all they do. I would like to thank Roger Hewit, Daren Newcombe and all the engineers for the attendance and support on the Mobile Unit.’
Thursday, 17 June saw RSM for the West Midlands Julie Weaving visit City Electrical Factors in Stafford delivering an Expert Installer session. Julie was delighted with response from customers and said: ‘Having the Mobile Unit back out and about again this week after 16 months, delivering our CPD training face-to-face and having the interaction from electrical contractors has been fantastic.’ Nick Edwards from JNR Contractors Ltd who attended the Expert Installer session said: ‘Great CPD training, very informative and interactive, in a fantastic setting – thank you to Julie Weaving and Aico.’
Aico’s Mobile Units will be visiting various locations across the UK on a regular basis where RSM’s will deliver training to contractors and students. For more information, please contact your local Regional Specification Manager by visiting www.aico.co.uk/rsm/
More information about Aico’s Mobile Training and Demonstration Units can be found here www.aico.co.uk/our-services/mobile-training-demonstration-units/
To book an Expert Installer Training Session, please visit www.aico.co.uk/become-an-aico-expert-installer/