fire training academy

RECOM Solutions have been appointed to develop a new fire training academy, as part of a major investment underpinning the company’s rapid expansion in the fire protection sector

RECOM has increased its number of specialist operatives increasing from five to 30 in the past 18 months, and employs a team of surveyors, contract supervisors, and project managers in its fire protection arm.

The new fire training academy will be developed for a six-figure sum and will feature a live environment for training RECOM operatives in the latest fire protection measures, legislation, and products which are new to the market, and will be a showcase to the company’s nationwide client base in the residential, care home, healthcare, commercial, leisure, education, heritage buildings, and industrial sectors.

The academy is due to be launched in the spring, ahead of the implementation of the Fire Safety Act in England.

‘Leading market position in the provision of fire safety services’

Director Jason McKnight commented: “We have positioned ourselves ahead of the field by being able to provide a holistic approach to projects, linked to the new legislation.

“We act in both client-side and contractor roles, utilising innovative cloud-based software to ensure clients have up-to-date relevant information on fire safety. This is the ‘golden thread’ of information that will become a legal requirement for building owners, developers and the like.

“The new academy will further demonstrate our commitment to retaining our leading market position in the provision of fire safety services.”

RECOM acts as a construction project manager and main contractor in addition to its role as a fire protection and cladding replacement specialist, and is also approved as a project facilitator on behalf of Homes England, providing clients with support and funding applications to the Building Safety Fund in relation to cladding remediation works.

‘Helping to improve building safety’

McKnight added: “The need for robust fire protection measures in buildings has been brought into sharp focus in recent years, and we are proud to be playing our part in helping to improve building safety and create smart, safe, and sustainable places where people thrive, across the northwest and beyond.

“Our academy will enable us to train and develop new employees and to educate our clients on the importance of fire protection measures within buildings.”

“We fully expect that the Fire Safety Act will lead to further expansion of our fire protection operations.

“To this end, we want to ensure we remain at the cutting edge of compliance, hands-on training and education by demonstrating best practice in a live environment and partnering with leading manufacturers bringing the latest specifications and products to the market.”

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