Following the launch of Aico’s Mobile Training & Demonstration Units earlier this year, the first visit to Scotland has proven highly successful with one of the Mobile Units spending a day at Port of Leith Housing Association’s headquarters in Edinburgh.
The units enable the company to deliver detailed smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm product and technology information, plus its CPD accredited Expert Installer training, right to specifers and contractors’ doors. Information boards on all Aico technologies, such as RadioLINK+ and AudioLINK, and alarm ranges — with fully functional product attached — are installed within the units, along with a virtual video tour of the company’s manufacturing process in Shannon, Ireland.
Port of Leith Housing Association is currently fitting Aico Ei160e Smoke & Heat Alarms and CO Alarms into 2,500 properties, Steven Donoghue, Senior Maintenance Officer at the housing association commented: “The Mobile unit was fantastic and the way in which Alex [Alex Seath, Aico National Sales Manager] presented the company was excellent. He answered all the questions in ways that everyone could understand. He explained the regulations clearly, advising of what should be fitted where. Its very convenient and comfortable and a really good display.”
A large range of Port of Leith Housing Association staff visited the Mobile Unit for training, including internal staff who were given an introductory course on Aico products, followed by contractors and support staff such as facilities managers, assisted living managers and general maintenance personnel, then heads of department, gas teams and other interested parties.
The CPD accredited Expert Installer is a modular training scheme created to ensure everyone involved in domestic alarm specification and installation has all the information they need, from standards and regulations, alarm system design and installation, through to specific technologies. For more information on the CPD and new Mobile Training & Demonstration Units visit: www.aico.co.uk.