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Aico launches City & Guilds Assured qualification on domestic fire and CO alarm systems

Designed to further support its customers and promote best practice, Aico has launched a new City & Guilds Assured qualification on Domestic Fire & Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm Systems.

The qualification is a continuation of Aico’s FIA CPD-accredited Expert Installer training, which is designed to provide installers with the knowledge to correctly install Aico Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Systems and Environmental Sensors.

Aico-City&GuildsFireCOTraining-22To provide participants with a detailed understanding, this one-day course, AA2426-01, focuses on the design, installation, maintenance, interconnection, siting, and electrical connection of Aico domestic alarm systems. The qualification has a mixture of theory-based and practical sessions and concludes with a multiple-choice assessment, that must be successfully completed to earn the City & Guilds qualification.

Duncan Orr, Regional Specification Manager for NI & IOM and Supply Chain Education Lead, comments: “At Aico we are passionate about education. It is a cornerstone of our business, with tens of thousands of participants having received our award-winning, FIA accredited, Expert Installer training.

“In an ever changing and fast-moving landscape, the City & Guilds assured AA2426-01 course builds on this foundation and takes our educational offering to the next level. It is our privilege to bring this City and Guilds Assured qualification to the market and continue to promote the raising of standards, knowledge, and competence in the life safety industry.”

AA2426-01 officially launched on Friday 6 May, with the first session taking place at Aico’s Centre of Excellence in Oswestry and delivered by a member of its expert technical team.

Find out more and sign up, here.

Community Awards 2022

Aico also recently hosted a new award ceremony – the Community Awards – at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.

The ceremony was designed to recognise excellence within social housing and the local community, with 11 curated categories to provide entrants with an opportunity to showcase their inspirational projects and innovations. The vendor also utilised the event to raise funds for the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC), which offers a range of vital support services to individuals, and their families, who serve within the electrical sector.

With 300 guests in attendance from across the UK, the event was hosted by Carl Jones, BBC Radio Presenter and Master of Ceremonies.

Also in attendance were special guest speakers, George Clarke, architect and TV presenter, and Ed Clancy OBE, triple Olympic champion.

The finalists were chosen from over 200 entries and selected by five judges; Neal Hooper, Managing Director of Aico, Gavin Smart, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Housing, Dame Judith Hackitt, Chair of Enginuity, Fayann Simpson OBE, Group Board Member and Senior Independent Director of L&Q and Mandeep Bhogil, Director of Operations at Tower Hamlets Community Housing.

Awards included College Initiative of the Year (Derwen College), Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (Millwood Servicing), Resident Engagement (Wheatley Group), Women in Fire Safety (Kerry Storrar), Neighbourhood Transformation (Grand Union Housing Group), Inspirational Colleague of the Year (Sita Luka), Lifetime Achievement Award (Lesley Baird), Rising Star (Adam Pearce), Sustainability Project of the Year (Northern Ireland Housing Executive), Best Distributor Community Initiative (Quantum Electrical Distribution), and Electrical Contractor of the Year (ADS).

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