Premier Communication Electronics (PCE) has become an approved FITAS training academy for engineers specialising in installing mobile radio and related ancillary equipment to land-based vehicles. The Exeter-based communication experts specialise in installations of emergency warning equipment, including lights and sirens, to the blue light and amber light sector.

FITAS – the Federation of Communication Services Installer Training and Accreditation Scheme is an independent verification of individual installers’ ability to work to the FCS1362 industry code of practice. Working to this code demonstrates an engineer has a working reference document for every aspect of installation procedure and can follow safe and professional best practice that offers duty of care to clients.  PCE was consulted and contributed towards the last three rewrites of the FCS1362 with latest revisions completed in 2016.

It is not the first time PCE has been recognised by the Federation of Communication Services (FCS). PCE has won FCS Installer of the Year award on four occasions so is well placed to gain the academy status. The award recognises good workmanship, proven knowledge and practical ability in providing quality and safe installations of electrical communications equipment into vehicles.

Being recognised as an approved FITAS training academy means PCE can aid the professional development installation engineers. The training programmes will combine formal course work and examinations authored by acknowledged industry experts with a strict independent audit of real workshop practice.

PCE’s Chief Executive Officer, Karen Langley said: “We are thrilled to be recognised by the Federation of Communication Services for our training academy. Our facilities were designed for this very purpose and we hope our fully equipped workshop and training rooms can assist budding installation engineers develop their skills in specialist areas such as covert and overt installations for the blue and amber light sectors.”