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Skill up and stand out

Heating and plumbing engineers, apprentices and students can now train with Sentinel.

The water treatment specialist has created a series of online courses and training packs to help established and budding engineers, deliver best practice water treatment solutions. ‘Trainees’ will get a chance to turn their theory into best practice by registering to receive a free pack of Sentinel’s water treatment products worth over £50, which will enable them to clean, protect, and maintain a system.

The training packs (called Sentinel Partner Packs) and online courses, contain the culmination of Sentinel’s 25+ years’ experience in research, testing, innovation and application, all whittled down into a series of easy-to-follow steps, visual aids, facts and information. Suitable for all levels of competency − the training revolves around the Sentinel System of ‘clean, protect, maintain’, a simple, best practice approach, which helps plumbing and heating engineers deliver the highest levels of boiler and heating system protection.

“Anyone can benefit from professional development. We’ve created a training system to bring users up to the highest standards of best practice water treatment, whether they have little or no knowledge of water treatment, or are experienced engineers wanting to refresh their knowledge, or catch up on current approaches,” explained Daniel Cheung, UK Trade Marketing Manager for Sentinel.

Best practice
The first of the online courses, ‘An Introduction to water treatment and best practice’ is a on the Sentinel website at http://academy.sentinelprotects.com . This module looks at the role of water treatment in protecting heating components and covers topics such as what can go wrong in the absence of water treatment, how corrosion occurs, water treatment legislation and best practice.

Sentinel’s offer of a: free water treatment pack, comprising Sentinel’s X800 Fast Acting Cleaner, X100 Inhibitor and system testing tools, enables users to clean and protect a heating system and confirm to the customer that the job has been done correctly. Engineers can claim a pack upon completion of two online courses (before 1st December 2016). Please see sentinelprotects.com/newplumberpack for registration details and full terms and conditions.

Sales tool
The Sentinel Partner Pack contains some quick reference training materials designed to help users gain a sound knowledge of water treatment. Contents include system cleaning, protection and maintenance, an introduction to water treatment, common problems caused by lack of (or inadequate) water treatment and maintaining the operating efficiencies of ErP rated boilers and heating systems. ‘How to’ guides, product selection advice, the benefits of each best practice stage and legislation can be found throughout. Presented in leaflet form, the materials can also double up as handy sales tools to help installers explain the benefits of water treatment to their customers. They can be ordered directly from Sentinel by emailing customer.services@sentinelprotects.com and will also be available to students, via participating colleges.

“Like heating and plumbing engineers, Sentinel operates within a competitive marketplace, so we know that if you want to stand out you have to offer something exceptional. The tools, systems and products that Sentinel has developed will help engineers give their customers an outstanding quality service to best practice standards.” said Daniel.

Sentinel Performance Solutions Ltd is a CIPHE Industrial Associate.
For more information visit www.sentinelprotects.com