Xact signs landmark 5-year contract with London Fire Brigade at FIREX International 2019

Xact Consultancy & Training Limited is delighted to announce that it has signed a five-year contract to deliver fire safety training to London Fire Brigade’s fire safety inspecting officers.


The contact – one of three that the training company has won with the UK’s busiest brigade this year – was signed at the three-day FIREX International 2019 by Xact’s Operations Director Trevor Norwood and LFB’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lee Drawbridge.


Mr Norwood said: “It is an honour and a privilege to have the opportunity to work in partnership with LFB in their vitally important task of keeping the capital safe. High quality fire safety training is at the heart of what we do and, together with LFB, we hope to make a significant difference to the competency of fire safety officers.


“The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower Fire in the city two years ago underscores to us the importance of offering the best possible fire safety training.”

Xact conducts training with over 50 fire brigades throughout the British Isles and Eire, delivering hundreds of courses each year. Building control officers, fire safety officers and managers and fire risk assessors also benefit from its high quality courses.


Fire safety qualifications on offer with Xact include certificates at Levels 3 and 4; Level 4 diploma and Level 5 Diploma in Fire Engineering.


Speaking about Xact’s experience at FIREX International 2019, Mr Norwood said: “It seems a fitting venue to sign the actual contracts. Our purpose here is to take advantage of the platform it offers us to promote our courses and make as many people as possible aware of what we offer.


“This is our fourth year at FIREX and we have already booked for next year to secure the right area and increase our presence. We enjoy the networking opportunities here and meeting so many new potential customers.”


Xact business development manager Simon Hawkes, who was also representing Xact at the exhibition, said that he particularly enjoyed speaking to the international visitors, describing it as a fantastic way for Xact to reach new markets. 


Mr Hawkes said: “I have had some lovely chats and interactions with fire safety professionals from all over the globe, including Iraq, Barbados and Canada. It’s great to have the chance to assist those who may been thinking about training to enhance their professionalism and competence by signing up for the right course face to face.”


Visit www.xact.org.uk to learn more about Xact.