Don’t Panic – Plenty Of Panic Courses Free

The Abloy Academy

Abloy UK has published the dates of its 2022 Academy Foundations and Foundations Plus CPD courses in emergency and panic escape compliance – and there’s no need to panic as there are plenty of dates available.

The free courses are designed to train installers, security managers, end users and specifiers, giving them the skills and knowledge to ensure maximum safety and security while helping to save lives in an emergency.

The Foundations course is designed to help delegates understand the minimum legal performance criteria for access control locking applications for fire and escape doors, BS EN 179 and BS EN 1125 and help attendees to specify only compliant solutions. They also include the new BS EN 13637 standard on electronically controlled exit systems for use on escape routes.

For individuals who complete the first course, the Foundation Plus course is an advanced add-on, going one step further in educating delegates on in-depth industry standards and compliance terminology. This provides attendees with the knowledge to specify products that are suitable for both the application and door type. 

Both courses are led by Pat Jefferies, commercial director at Abloy UK, an expert in locks and door opening solutions. Pat is retained by BSI and CEN as the UK’s electric locking technical expert, and is a member of committees responsible for the development and improvement of new standards and legislation across Europe.


 “Abloy UK has a strong reputation for producing security solutions of superior quality but we also recognise that the high performance of our products can only be realised by the abilities of the people who specify and install them.”

– Pat Jefferies< 

Commercial director, Abloy UK


Abloy Academy

“This is exactly why we developed the Abloy Academy over 12 years ago – to provide training of the highest standard,” adds Jefferies, “In that time, the Academy brand has widely been recognised as a mark of excellence and accreditation. Ever changing legislation means that it is also important to stay up-to-date with the latest best practice and being proactive with training is a great way to kick off the new year.” 

The day-long courses take place at Abloy UK headquarters in Willenhall, West Midlands. Courses are free of charge, offering delegates a complimentary educational experience that can provide two years validity on industry standards.”


The courses will run on the following dates:

Foundation Course          Foundation Plus Course

27 January 2022             10 February 2022

24 February 2022            14 April 2022

31 March 2022                07 July 2022

28 April 2022                   29 September 2022

26 May 2022

30 June 2022

28 July 2022

28 September 2022

27 October 2022

24 November 2022


Picture: The Abloy Academy.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
24th November 2021


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