Abloy UK has launched a new training course to further extend its Academy portfolio – the Escape Door System (EDS) course.

Led by Duncan Rigby, Technical Sales and Specification Manager, the one day course is designed to give delegates practical training and guidance to install the innovative and potentially life-saving EDS to the required industry standard.

The sessions, which are held at Abloy UK’s dedicated training facility in Willenhall, West Midlands and can also be arranged off-site, provide thorough coverage of the system installation and software set up, including hands-on practical training to ensure attendees leave the course knowing how to install the EDS.

In fact, Abloy’s EDS products will only be available to customers who have successfully completed the training, ensuring that the critical performance of

the products is fully understood by the people who install them.

Delegates will also learn more about how EDS ensures compliance, security and the ability to implement dynamic lockdown procedures, which can vitally assist evacuation during emergency scenarios such as a fire, gas leak or terrorist event.

The components of the EDS must all be installed to be compliant with BS EN 13637, the standard for electrically controlled exit systems for use on escape routes, and it is the first stage to control egress on an escape door while complying with relevant standards – as it can immediately restrict access in response to threats, allowing specific at-risk zones to be cordoned off, while still allowing escape.

The EDS is ideally suited for a variety of busy venues including arenas, stadiums, theatres, cinemas, commercial, education, retail, nurseries and museums.

Duncan said: “The development of industry standards means emergency escape access control specifiers must continue to refresh their knowledge. We’re proud that Abloy provides training of the highest standard and is sharing the very latest in best practice.

“This course will enable engineers to install EDS where they are needed. Emergency escape is a vital part of any public building, and though thankfully they are rarely needed, installing the wrong products can lead to loss of life, substantial fines and even custodial sentences.”

The Abloy Academy has recently celebrated 10 years of training end-users and major businesses to raise awareness of compliance. Certification from the Academy gives reassurance of a person’s competence and specialist product understanding to provide industry-leading solutions.


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