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Scania delivers irtec Advanced Technician assessments to the Scottish Fire Service
PUBLISHED: 15/12/2014 | UPDATED:15/12/2014 09:57:10
Following three weeks of upskilling at Scania's training facility 8 technicians, from the Scottish Fire Service, were assessed at the irtec advanced technician level.

Vehicle Manufacturer Scania has provided fire service technician training for some time, ensuring individuals that maintain and repair Fire Appliances based on their chassis possess the required level of knowledge and competence.

Technical Services Manager Steve Brown commented, "We have recently developed a new bespoke programme for the Scottish Fire Service which fulfils their workshop operational requirements. This culminated in 8 technicians participating in the assessment day on 31st October with very encouraging results.”

IMI Business Development Manager John Hay, who observed the assessment day said, “This is great news that irtec, the industry recognised benchmark of current competence, has been adopted by the Scottish Fire Service to validate the skill level of their technicians”.

All the technicians that participated found the assessments challenging but also relevant to their day to day job role.

Steve Brown went on to say, “We are seeing an increased demand from both the Scania network and our customers for irtec assessments at all levels. We plan on continuing to expand our offer the meet the needs of our customer base.”