Aico’s ‘Expert Installer’ Wins Electrical Wholesaler Award
- Published: Wednesday, 30 May 2018 10:01
Aico, the UK market leader in domestic Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms, is pleased to announce its Expert Installer training scheme has won the Best Training Provider category at The Electrical Wholesaler Awards. In addition, Aico was highly commended in the Best Overall Supplier category.
This is the fifth year of the industry awards scheme which celebrates the outstanding achievements and services of electrical wholesalers and manufacturers. The rigorous decision-making process saw a panel of experts carefully review every single entry and industry professionals pledge their support through an online vote.
Michael Wright, Aico’s Marketing and Product Development Manager, explains why this award is so important to Aico: ‘Training has been at the heart of what we do for so many years. We first launched our training scheme in 2009 and since then have trained over 17,500 people. Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarms are lifesaving equipment, so whilst we are working hard to develop and manufacture quality products, it is equally important that we provide training on the correct installation and maintenance of alarms, so that they are able to give the lifesaving detection once inside a property.”
Aico’s CPD accredited Expert Installer is a free modular training scheme created to ensure everyone involved in domestic alarm specification and installation has all the information they need, from standards & regulations, alarm system design & installation, through to specific technologies. Aico is proud to be the only domestic smoke alarm manufacturer to provide customers with free CPD accredited training. Over 17,500 Aico customers have received training through Expert Installer to date, with many of these sessions being held and arranged in conjunction with local Wholesalers.
Aico’s commitment to training and education throughout the industry is clearly demonstrated by its ongoing investment with the Centre of Excellence in Oswestry, Shropshire and its fleet of Mobile Training & Demonstration Units. These multi-purpose facilities cater for product demonstration, events and meetings and a wide range of training, including Expert Installer. The Centre of Excellence even features a dedicated Wholesaler Training area designed to resemble a modern trade counter, showing the point of sale and merchandising options available. Aico’s fleet of Mobile Training & Demonstration Units take training and support to customers’ doors. Information boards on all Aico technologies 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.