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Abloy UK announces 2020 Academy Foundations dates

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Security expert Abloy UK has announced the dates of its 2020 Academy Foundations courses as part of its commitment to set the standard in emergency and panic escape compliance.

The free courses are designed to train installers, security managers, end users and specifiers, giving them the skills and knowledge to ensure maximum safety and security while helping to save lives in an emergency.

The course will help delegates understand the minimum legal performance criteria for access control locking applications for fire and escape doors, BS EN 179 and BS EN 1125 and help attendees to specify only compliant solutions. They also include the new BS EN 13637 standard on electronically controlled exit systems for use on escape routes.

The course is led by Pat Jefferies, Commercial Director at Abloy UK, an expert in locks and door opening solutions. Pat is retained by BSI and CEN as the UK’s Electric Locking Technical Expert and is a member of committees responsible for the development and improvement of new standards and legislation across Europe.

Pat said: “We established the Academy ten years ago to provide quality training to end users while raising awareness and understanding of the importance of compliance.

“At Abloy, we’ve a strong reputation for championing standards and providing robust security solutions, but their potential can only be realised if they’ve been specified and installed to the correct standard – together it’s a winning combination.

“What’s more, evolving legislation means that it’s never been more important to stay up to date with the latest best practice and being proactive with training is a great way to kick off 2020.

“Above all, the courses are not just about standards for standards sake. Simply put, if an emergency escape system is not compliant then lives are at risk, so I take great pride in knowing that the Academy is doing its part in helping people escape safely from a building if they need to.”

The day-long courses take place at Abloy UK headquarters in Willenhall, West Midlands. Courses are free of charge, offering delegates a complimentary educational experience that can provide two years of validity on industry standards.

The courses will run on the following dates:

  • Thursday 30 January 2020
  • Thursday 27 February 2020
  • Thursday 26 March 2020
  • Thursday 30 April 2020
  • Thursday 28 May 2020
  • Thursday 25 June 2020
  • Thursday 30 July 2020
  • Thursday 24 September 2020
  • Thursday 29 October 2020
  • Thursday 26 November 2020

For further information on products and services available from Abloy UK or to book a place on one of the courses, visit, call 01902 364 500 or email [email protected].

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