fire fighters

Announcing our new installer competency framework


JUNE 28th, 2023

We’ve launched a new training suite to demonstrate the competency of our installers.

Each year, our Automist Authorised Reseller Installers (ARIs) are required to undertake a rigorous audit as part of our policy of continual improvement and commitment to providing excellent service through our network of more than 30 installers.

Now each individual installer will be required to complete our learning management modules providing us with a golden thread of data about the skills and competency of each installer.

Modules cover a wide range of fire suppression topics including compliance with BS 8458, installation and commissioning our electronic misting domestic sprinkler system. As part of the training, some modules require installers to upload a video of themselves demonstrating that they can fulfil the technical requirements as part of the assessment.

Accessed through an online portal, the training is designed to enable us to easily monitor and keep installers up to date with regulations and technical changes.

Installers will achieve certificates for each completed course, which will also be publicly available on our website for prospective and existing procurement teams to access.

Yusuf Muhammad, Chief Design Officer and co-founder at Plumis explained: “Competency remains a huge challenge across building and fire safety and I’m a big believer that tackling the issue will not rely on qualifications alone.

“It requires a constant building of knowledge, ability, training and experience, which is exactly the approach we take as a company when it comes to promoting professional and continual development across our team and external networks.

“This new learning platform has been designed so that we can create a golden thread that demonstrates and instils confidence about our system and those installing it, while also enabling us to ensure any technical information or changes is communicated as efficiently as possible.”

We’ve officially rolled the training out to our ARIs with plans to begin publicising the data and credentials achieved in the coming months. This is the first in a series of measures the suppression specialist will be launching to demonstrate our networks commitment to competence.

For more information about our approach, stay up to date with the projects our installers are working on by following us on LinkedIn.