IFSEC & FIREX Training Week | 22-25 June

FIREX International and IFSEC International have partnered with Skills for Security to deliver an exclusive programme of digital training and career development: Training Week, taking place entirely online on 22-25 June.

Launched in partnership with CSL and Texecom, the Training Week welcomes Skills for Security’s leading industry experts to deliver four CPD-accredited training courses aimed at fire and security installers, integrators and engineers, covering the latest in legislation, best practice, compliance and technical skills.


It is an innovative way to stay ahead of the fire and security sectors during the lockdown, helping you refresh your knowledge and add new skills that you may otherwise miss out on.

A free four-day content programme

22 June | 11:00 - 12:30 GMT

Intruder Alarm Design & Surveying


Learn about everything from the importance of surveying sites and designing a compliant intruder alarm system, to ensuring customer and site requirements are properly documented, and how to identify the correct equipment to comply with system grading for both intruder alarm installations and signalling.


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23 June | 11:00 - 12:30 GMT

Advanced Signalling


Discover the different transmission types for signalling, including IP, GPRS, GSM and PSTN, gather key information on the analogue switch-off of our telephone network and how this will affect security systems, and technical information on the standards, grading and classifications used for signalling.


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24 June | 11:00 - 12:30 GMT  

Fire Alarm Design


Learn about the role of a fire risk assessor and competency in fire risk assessments, as well as the design, installation, maintenance standards and design classification for fire alarm systems, including the relevant standards for audible and visual warning devices.


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25 June | 11:00 - 12:30 GMT  

VSS Survey and Design


Learn all about risk assessments: how they help you design systems, the importance of site surveys and the purpose of grading. Get information on the key areas of system design and learn what documentation should be included within your design proposal.


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Training Host: Darrell Gilmour

In January 2016, I laid down my tools and moved into sales and design. It was a steep learning, but the opportunity to see another side of the industry was fully embraced. I was responsible for Business Development in Scotland but also looking after a number of Key National Contracts, all of which allowed me to develop an understanding of how a business runs, the importance of a good design, and the importance of complying with Industry Standards and CoP when delivering and maintaining a system.

In January of 2018, I moved on from Kings Secure Technologies to Marlowe Fire and Security. It was a decision taken to develop my skillset and to gain experience within different market sectors, moving away from high street retail and into Large Projects, Hotel & Leisure and Private Sector businesses.

Previously, my knowledge was predominately based around IP VSS and Access Control Systems, but with the move I found myself more heavily involved with Fire Suppression and Life Safety Systems Design. Marlowe provided with opportunities to see the industry is a different way where before I was protecting premises, now I was protecting lives.

Near the end of my time at Marlowe, I was involved with the delivery of multiple Fire CPD’s for M&E Contractors with both Notifier and Gent between Scotland and the North. Which at the time unknowingly lead to where I am today.

Following an unexpected opportunity to enter Education, I now find myself passing on my experience and knowledge to the younger generation of aspiring Engineers.

The experience gained from Marlowe and Kings has been more than most, especially at my age. I have been able to be involved within projects for a multitude of different disciplines within the Electronic Fire and Security industry, working and designing; Intruder, Surveillance, Access, Fire, and Suppression system to meet a vast portfolio of customer needs.

The Education sector has so far allowed me to continue to grow both as a teacher and as a learner with yet another new perspective on industry. I now have the chance to engage with employers and industry bodies in a way I could not before. I am able to be involved in upskilling existing engineers and inspiring new ones. My goal now is to help educate the Fire and Security Sector as a whole, to bring a higher standard and a new quality to the industry, and to learn as much as I can along the way.

Each training session is totally free-to-attend, making them the perfect opportunity to improve your knowledge, develop your skills and advance your career, all from the comfort of your home or workplace.


If you’re interested in getting involved as a sponsor, please get in touch with us to find out more about our sponsorship options.