Free Training and Seminars


Wednesday 17th May

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11:15 am Intergas (30mins)

Boilers and their place in the world of Elon Musk

We live in an increasingly tech-driven world yet Britain has the oldest housing stock in the EU. Half of our homes were built before 1960 and are classed as ‘hard-to-heat’. Advanced technology used in today’s boilers is the only retrofit solution to boost energy efficiency, reduce maintenance costs and keep homes warm. Jim Boyce challenges the widely-held view that progress must embrace increasingly complex technology and believes that simplicity is the key.

 

Jim Boyce, UK Sales Director, Intergas Heating.

Formerly Sales Director of Main Boilers (part of Baxi BDR Thermea) and key accounts manager at Vaillant, Jim Boyce has a wealth of industry experience and the respect of his peers.

 

12:15 pm Gas Safe Register (45mins)

Gas Safety Seminar

This talk will cover the many aspects and activities of the Gas Safe Register and a new version of their popular ‘Looking for Trouble’ quiz.

Ron Hide, Training Support Inspector, Gas Safe Register

Ron started his career in the gas industry in 1972 as an apprentice gas fitter, qualifying in 1976. In 1988 Ron moved into the Training & Development section at the Eastern Gas training college, and since 2000 has been an Inspector with CORGI & Gas Safe Register in the Lincolnshire area, dealing with inspections and complaints. As a Training Support Inspector, Ron also promotes gas safety, speaking at many events.

1:15 pm Wavin (30mins)

Combining plastic and press-fit plumbing in domestic and commercial projects

When faced with a plumbing job where demand for quick delivery of high volumes of water, what is your solution? Wavin has the answer for jobs where demand for water delivery in high volumes is key. The combination of our adaptable plastic systems, Hep₂O and Tigris K1. These easy-to-use adaptors make your plumbing job simpler, and mean your whole system is covered under one manufacturer’s guarantee. We’ll demonstrate the simplicity of connecting our two ranges.


 

Tom Roy, Technical Sales Manager Gary Ledsom, Technical Support Engineer

Tom Roy is an Above Ground solutions specialist and part of the Technical Sales Team. He is supported by Gary Ledsom, Technical Support Engineer, who is one of Wavin’s technical experts.

2:00 pm Vokèra (30mins)

Connected Futures with Vokèra

This talk comprises an overview of connected and ‘smart’ thermostats, types of controls, multi-zoning, boiler interaction, efficiency, and the benefits to both installers and home owners.

David Izchak, Technical Trainer, Vokèra.

David has been with Vokèra for 10 years, coming from an installer background. He now uses his wide industry knowledge to run Vokèra's training across the south east of England and at its satellite centres.

Thursday 18th May

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11:30 am Honeywell (30mins)

Smart is not just remote control by mobile phone

There are numerous ‘smart devices’ in the world, most (if not all) offering a ‘smart remote control via a smart phone or tablet’ as their core selling proposition.

This synopsis will consider why homeowners should know how to make sure their heating system works effectively, and what the future holds for installers in this area.

Zoning and multi-product smart home devices add another layer of control to the home and the way homeowners can interact with their heating system. So, why should installers be asking their customers 'Do you have an Amazon Echo'?

 

Andy Mansfield, Marketing Communications Manager, Honeywell Control Systems

12:15 pm BEAMA (30mins)

The value of water softeners for installers and householders

Clear industry-backed guidance now states water softeners can be fitted in any hard water home – making up more than 60% of the UK housing stock. This talk will explain the benefits of softened water that you can communicate to householders, bust some myths, demonstrate the value of getting involved in the supply chain, and run through the support that is available.

Kevin Johnson, Managing Director, Monarch Water

Kevin originally became involved in water softeners in 1982, purchasing Monarch Water from his father in 1990. Monarch is now the UK’s 2nd largest manufacturer of water softeners. Kevin was responsible for introducing Nucleation Assisted Crystallisation (NAC) technology, called ‘Scaleout’, to Britain in 2012, and was also active in developing the HHIC position paper on the use of softened water in heating systems, working with key boiler manufacturers to get their support.

1:15 pm Gas Safe Register (45mins)

Gas Safety Seminar

This talk will cover the many aspects and activities of the Gas Safe Register and a new version of their popular ‘Looking for Trouble’ quiz

Ron Hide, Training Support Inspector, Gas Safe Register

Ron started his career in the gas industry in 1972 as an apprentice gas fitter, qualifying in 1976. In 1988 Ron moved into the Training & Development section at the Eastern Gas training college, and since 2000 has been an Inspector with CORGI & Gas Safe Register in the Lincolnshire area, dealing with inspections and complaints. As a Training Support Inspector, Ron also promotes gas safety, speaking at many events.

2:00 pm Pegler (30mins

Are You Comfortable With Your Radiator Controls?

Let’s keep in simple – what are the common issues for installers and their customers with TRVs: understanding how to use them, performance, operation or style? How can you address these questions? Pegler Yorkshire provides you with solutions to all these issues with the introduction of the new Terrier TRV.

Sindar Singh, Market Manager, Pegler Yorkshire.

With over 20 years experience in the plumbing and heating industry, Sindar is a respected individual in the radiator control industry. His special area of expertise lies in providing product and market solutions for energy-efficient and optimising systems to enhance building comfort and performance.

 


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