Kentec Electronics, a manufacturer of life-critical fire control systems, has donated a quantity of fire control panels to The Focus Training Group, an independent training provider, based in the Southwest of England to support relevant and effective training and promote safety and professionalism in the trade.
The donation includes three Synchro AS fire panels and two Sigma XT extinguishant control panels (one 2 zone and one 4 zone). Fire Crest, a Kentec Installation Partner (KIP), which is similarly in the Southwest, has also donated detection devices and ancillary equipment, which together with the panels, enable fire apprentices to construct a full fire safety system in the classroom before testing their skills on-site.
Lloyd Bond, Fire and Security Trainer Assessor at The Focus Training Group, says relevant training is essential: “With these new Kentec control panels, we are giving the apprentices an important opportunity to practice in a controlled environment, building familiarity with a panel that is widely used in the industry.”
Bond adds that such training measures help to attract young talent into the fire and security industry: “There is a skills gap in the profession, as people leaving school are often pushed towards the more general electrician route. Young people bring a great deal to businesses, especially with their knowledge and understanding of technology, and so it’s important we support a pipeline of talent.”
Kevin Swann, Managing Director of Kentec Electronics, says The Focus Training Group deserves to be supported for the work it is doing: “We are very pleased to help support such a commendable business and it is very much part of our business ethos to ensure training is at the forefront of everything we do. From the training of our Installation Partners, (as part of our on-going agreement with them so that they can provide the best-in-class expertise and support to their customers), through to the development and training of our own employees at Kentec.”
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Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, International Fire Buyer
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