Baxi Heating will re-open its Warwick Commercial Training Academy in September, following closure due to COVID-19.
The commercial training facility was set up two years ago, guided by research into attitudes and expectations regarding training, to ensure that heating engineers can refine their skills and gain practical experience in a real-world environment.
From September, Baxi Heating will again offer free in-person single-day courses on Andrews Water Heaters and Potterton Commercial products, in safe conditions.
Spaces on each in-person course will be limited to a maximum of three people. Additional COVID-19 measures have been put in place, including compulsory health check forms for each attendee and obligatory wearing of the face masks that will be provided on arrival.
Care has been taken to implement best practice physical distancing and navigational signage throughout the building, and hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes are provided. Each attendee will receive a complimentary mug on arrival and drinks throughout the day.
Commercial training manager Mark Lovegrove says: “We’re delighted to be able to provide a safe welcome to those attending our Training Academy and a return to in-person product training.
“The full-day format is designed to provide maximum learning in the minimum time. It enables us to provide contractors with hands-on sessions that cover practical tips about installation, commissioning and maintenance of key product ranges. We also offer bespoke training for distributors focusing on identifying the best appliance for their customers’ requirements.”
Baxi Heating will continue to offer its free online product training sessions for a maximum of eight people per course.
Mark adds: “These shorter, specially designed online courses have proved highly popular during lockdown. Lasting between 90 minutes to two hours, they continue to remain in high demand now with those unable to take part in a one-day training course.
“We see real value in offering both formats to accommodate all learning styles and requirements.”
The free courses include training on the Andrews Water Heaters ECOflo, MAXXflo and MAXXflo EVO product ranges and the Potterton Commercial Sirius three wall hung and floor standing, Eurocondense and Paramount boiler series.