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IFEDA's training initiative up for Fire Excellence Award

Published on 11 July 2011
IFEDA logo, the company been nominated for the Best Training initiative category of the renowned Fire Excellence Awards 2011
IFEDA are committed to raising standards in the fire industry

The Independent Fire Engineering & Distributors Association (IFEDA) is delighted to have been shortlisted in the Best Training Initiative category of the renowned Fire Excellence Awards 2011.

Committed to raising standards within the fire industry, IFEDA was shortlisted for this prestigious award, in recognition of their new, ground breaking dry riser training course.

Having identified a clear gap in the marketplace for an approved dry riser maintenance course that not only tested the theory of dry risers, but also the practical elements of servicing them, they successfully brought to market a suitable course that could be measured against BS9990: 2006.

A purpose-build dry riser stack was commissioned and built by IFEDA member Giles Payne. Payne came up with a stack that comprised all the necessary components, enabling it to be charged with water to the required pressure, allowing technicians to be assessed on the practical servicing of dry risers as required in the British Standards six monthly and annual checks.

The purpose built dry riser stack (right), designed to provide practical hands on experience and assessment of dry riser technicians.

Graham Ferris, General Manager at IFEDA, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for an award that has a huge amount of competition. The dry riser course has proved so popular that we’ve had to triple the number of times we were due to run it this year. The introduction of this course is part of the continuing commitment of IFEDA to raising standards within the fire industry.”

The two day course which includes theory, one-to-one practical tuition, together with an examination, is available to both IFEDA members and non-members.

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