Electrical Contracting News (ECN) June 2016 - Page 19

TRAINING LUNCH AND LEARNING WITH DRAKA ENGINEERING FIRM WINS NATIONAL INDUSTRY AWARD Lunchtime Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions run by Draka are proving to be a huge success with M&E consulting engineers. Draka, part of the Prysmian Group, currently provides three ‘Lunch & Learn’ CPD sessions covering a diverse range of topics developed to educate and inform professional engineers in the UK and Ireland. Currently available topics are: Swansea based RDM Electrical & Mechanical Services has been awarded the JTL National Award 2016 in recognition of the company’s commitment to training in Wales. The announcement was made at the JTL National Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 1st March at Drapers’ Hall, London. Dave Kieft, director and co-owner of RDM Electrical & Mechanical Services and president-elect of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), was in attendance to receive the award. Dave Kieft is a champion for training and believes wholeheartedly in the benefits it provides. Dave said, ‘I’m delighted and extremely proud of the company being awarded the JTL National Award 2016. This accolade is a result of the hard work of those at the company and I would like to thank everyone for their individual efforts, however great or small, in helping the company to achieve such prestigious recognition from such a well known, industry accredited organisation as JTL. This latest award adds to RDM’s previous achievements with JTL. RDM was named winner of the JTL Excellence in Training and Development Award 2015 and was also named JTL’s Best Employer of the Year in Wales for 2014. • 10Gb copper structured cabling (shielded and unshielded) • A guide to structured cabling • Remote powering (A guide to PoE) The CPDs are presented by Draka’s technical experts who have an extensive knowledge of the subject area and the capability to field technical questions and offer practical advice at the question and answer session that concludes each presentation. The ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions have been so successful that this year Draka has committed to developing a further 12 presentations to keep consultants informed of the latest technical developments in the communications cabling sector. Are you wedging open fire doors illegally? INNOVATORS OF FIRE TECHNOLOGY The acoustic fire door closer learns the sound of a specific fire alarm, releasing the door in the event of a fire. Wire-free and easy to install, the device replaces the need for a standard door closer and separate hold open device. www.geofire.co.uk 19-20 Training.indd 19 +44 (0)1388 770 360 12/05/2016 10:52