Toshiba opens new training centre as national network is rolled out

Toshiba Air Conditioning, a division of Toshiba Carrier UK Ltd, has opened a new national training centre at its Leatherhead HQ. It is the flagship in a new national network of Toshiba training centres, being rolled out this year at 13 Toshiba and distributor locations across the country.

The Leatherhead facility will operate all-year-round, with a scheduled programme of advertised courses running each quarter, supported by bespoke training to meet specific installer and end user needs.

When fully operational, some 600 to 700 engineers and end users are anticipated to undergo training at Leatherhead each year. Together with the other centres in the network, Toshiba anticipates training more than 1500 people a year.

The centre gives installers the opportunity to have hands-on experience of commissioning and servicing the latest technology, including VRF air conditioning, electronic controls, leak detection and digital inverters. It will include examples of Toshiba’s pioneering refrigerant management and protection systems, that offer complete reassurance for building owners and occupants.

The full range of Toshiba equipment and accessories, such as the award winning RD6 leak detection system, will also be located at Toshiba’s new North of England training centre, based at Middleton in Manchester, which is due to open later this year.

Heading up the Leatherhead Training centre is Neil Wooldridge, Toshiba’s training and technical manager, who has extensive knowledge of air conditioning technology and the industry.

In addition to delivering training courses from its own premises and that of its distributors, Toshiba will also offer courses from customers’ premises, providing a uniquely flexible set of options to suit all needs.

David Dunn, General Manager of Toshiba Air Conditioning, says: “As a leading air conditioning manufacturer, we believe it is our duty and responsibility to provide high quality training – to ensure systems operate safely and efficiently, and that the future of the industry is secured.

“We also have a duty of care to the environment, to make sure people are fully informed and aware of their obligations under the law, to protect and minimise the impact of air conditioning and refrigerants on the environment.”

For details of courses and to book, email: 1st April 2014.

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