Ferroli launches nationwide boiler training scheme

UK-wide initiative to train installers on the high-efficiency Modena boiler

The Italian boiler manufacturer Ferroli has launched a national training scheme throughout the UK for installers working with its Modena boiler. Although an Italian company, Ferroli has subsidiaries in 14 countries throughout Europe and Asia although its boilers are actually made in Verona, Italy. The wall-mounted Modena is the smallest and lightest in the Ferroli range and according to the company can be sited anywhere in a property with ease as its lightweight construction enables installation with only pair of hands.

The Modena boiler is only available in its 27c, 32c, 18s and 25s versions at present, both of the ‘c’ versions are condensing combi boilers. Other versions will be added to the range over forthcoming months.

Ferroli UK will conduct the training on the Modena in six training centres and colleges in the North and North-east consisting of four specialist gas training centres and two further education colleges in Hull, Blackpool, Atherton, Colne, Sunderland and Bradford. Regular dates will be available for familiarisation and training sessions of fully operational Modena HE27c boilers. Further training centres are to open in the midlands and the south in 2013.

“This gives installers an easily manageable opportunity to see the Modena HE boiler in operating mode rather than just dry in the merchant showroom” said Ferroli’s northern key account manager Paul Megginson. “Since launching the new Modena HE boiler to the domestic market in January 2012, demand from installers for instruction at our new training centre has been constant so we know how important it is to them, but not everyone can make it to our Burton-upon-Trent head office. We want to provide training to everyone who wants it without delay so we are rolling out a raft of opportunities all over the UK to allow installers easy access to the training they need to achieve best practice.”

Each training session will be restricted to a maximum of eight participants or less in order to enable one-to-one instruction on the installation and commissioning requirements of the Modena. Installers will be able to handle the moving parts, of which there are only four in the Modena, while familiarising themselves with the servicing and maintenance arrangements.

At present Modena HE training is available at Sunderland College (Hylton Campus), Bradford College, Kane International in Atherton, Manchester, East Riding Training Solutions in Hull, M65 Gas, Colne, Lancashire and Specialist Gas Assessment Services, Blackpool.

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