Abloy UK Celebrates A Decade of Academy Success

05 Feb 2019

Published in: Member News

The Abloy Academy was created in 2009 to provide training of the highest standard, and the Academy brand has gone from strength to strength to be widely recognised as a mark of excellence and accreditation.

Security expert Abloy UK is celebrating a decade of high quality education from its training Academy, imparting knowledge on emergency and panic escape compliance and standards, to ensure maximum security and help save lives.


The Abloy Academy was created in 2009 to provide training of the highest standard, and the Academy brand has gone from strength to strength to be widely recognised as a mark of excellence and accreditation.


It was established to develop training of end-users and major businesses to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of compliance. The experienced course leaders are not only experts in locks and door opening solutions, they are also pivotal in the development and improvement of new standards and legislation across Europe, working with the British Standards Institute (BSI) and European Committee for Standardisation (CEN).


Academy certification gives reassurance of a person’s competence and specialist product knowledge to provide industry leading solutions. The two core courses offered at the Academy are the Foundations and Foundations Plus, teaching European and British Standards in detail, to help ensure attendees only specify compliant solutions.


Courses are held at the Abloy UK headquarters in Willenhall in class sizes of 15-20 participants who can interact and ask questions. Courses are free of charge, offering delegates a complimentary educational experience that can provide CPD points and two years validity on industry standards.


The Academy encourages new and previous attendees who wish to develop their knowledge and skills, notifying past delegates if a particular regulation is updated with an invitation to a refresher course.


Pat Jefferies, Commercial Director at Abloy UK, said: “Abloy UK has a strong reputation for producing security solutions of superior quality, however the high performance of products can only be realised by the abilities of the people who specify and install them.


“As legislation is constantly evolving, the need to educate the industry is always present, and the development of standards means emergency escape access control specifiers must continue to refresh their knowledge.


“Ultimately, this isn’t just about conforming to standards for the sake of it – lives are put at risk when an emergency escape system is not complaint. Through teaching at the Academy, I can sleep comfortably at night, knowing that I have done my part to help people safely escape from a building if they need to.”


For further information on products and services available from Abloy UK or to book a place on one of the courses, visit https://bit.ly/2HJvz05, call 01902 364 500, or email academy@abloy.co.uk.


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