Practical-demonstrations-of-technologyUK: Toshiba’s new Manchester training centre was the venue for a recent two-day consultant training event organised with Belfast-based installer BL Refrigeration.

It was attended by staff from leading consultants, Arup, Cogan & Shackleton, and WYG, all based in Belfast. The aim was to provide an update on Toshiba’s expanding range of systems and control technology, and develop the joint hosts’ support for key specifiers in the Belfast and wider region.

The programme included hands-on demonstrations of the latest working systems, plus a tour of Toshiba’s new web-based equipment selection and technical support tools. These include a SEER/SCOP calculation package, refrigerant charge and fault code identification software.

Training on Toshiba’s CIBSE-approved BREEAM and EN378 compliance CPD modules were also provided, earning attendees credits for continuing professional development.

Delegates were given a live demonstration of Toshiba’s award-winning refrigerant leak detection, isolation and pump down system, which provides total assurance for end users and building occupants.

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

Opened at the end of last year in Middleton, the Manchester training centre is one of 13 Toshiba training centres around the country.

David Willis, BL sales manager, said: “Toshiba has done an excellent job in establishing its new air conditioning training network, and the Manchester facility must rate as one of the jewels in their crown. It offers a superb facility to showcase the company’s technology and train people in its use and specification.”