Hochiki Europe enhances fire safety training with equipment donation to Banham Academy

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Continued partnership with Banham Academy

Hochiki Europe, recognised for its expertise in life safety products, affirmed its ongoing partnership with Banham Academy, a leading institution for fire safety engineering apprenticeships in the UK.

The company announced a substantial donation of fire safety equipment to the Academy’s London facility.

This contribution follows a successful donation last year to Banham’s Derby training centre.

The latest donation includes a range of ESP intelligent and CDX conventional devices, aimed at providing practical training to apprentices.

This initiative will equip them with the necessary experience in handling state-of-the-art safety technologies, crucial for their future careers in fire safety.

Statements from Hochiki Europe and Banham Academy

Shinsuke Kubo, Managing Director at Hochiki Europe, emphasized the importance of this initiative: “We are delighted to continue our support of Banham Academy.

“Equipping future fire safety engineers with the tools and expertise they need is essential for maintaining the highest standards of life safety.

“By providing apprentices with hands-on training on our industry-leading products, we are confident that they will be well-prepared to make a positive impact on the communities they serve.”

Kevin Faulkner, Operations Director at Banham Academy, expressed his gratitude: “Last year Hochiki were able to donate a vast range of equipment, this gave our Derby students invaluable real-world experiences.

“Hochiki manufacture some great products and of course we want to offer the best education to our students, so we were thrilled when they said yes to providing more equipment again this year for our London academy.”

Hochiki Europe’s commitment to fire safety education

Hochiki Europe’s renewed support for Banham Academy highlights the company’s commitment to nurturing a new generation of fire safety professionals.

Through its dedication to innovation and education, Hochiki Europe plays a crucial role in enhancing building and occupant safety across diverse regions including the UK, Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa.

IFSJ Comment

Hochiki Europe’s ongoing collaboration with Banham Academy is a testament to the company’s commitment to fire safety education and its role in shaping the future of the industry.

By supplying state-of-the-art equipment for hands-on training, Hochiki is supporting the academic development of apprentices and ensuring they are ready to meet the demands of the field.

This initiative is a key example of how partnerships between industry leaders and educational institutions can enhance practical learning and professional readiness in critical sectors like fire safety.

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