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Skills gauntlet laid down at RAC09

Visitors will be challenged on their knowledge of refrigeration and air-conditioning at the daily HRP Skills Challenge, an integral part of the RAC09 (NEC, Birmingham, 24-26 February 2009) exhibition.

The exhibition is co-located with H&V09, the premier event for the h&v industry.

The HRP Skills Challenge Involves a twenty question, twenty minute quiz and will pit visitors against each other for the title of cooling industry mastermind.

Promising to put the practical skills and fault-finding expertise of participants under the microscope, the Skills Challenge will also test their understanding of key legislative and health and safety requirements in a critical but entertaining examination. 

Each day one refrigeration and air conditioning mastermind will walk away with a bag of brand new equipment, specially selected by HRP. Prizes will be kept under wraps until the day itself, when the name of the winner will be revealed. 

“We are delighted to sponsor the Skills Challenge at RAC09,” said Mandy Pilgrim, HRP Group managing director. “The rac industry will not be able to function after 2011 without the commitment of engineers and contracting companies to the requirements of skills, training and certification, in particular for F-Gas Regulations.

“The Skills Centre is always a major attraction at the RAC Show and a magnet for engineers keen to learn and discover the technical issues affecting their futures. The Skills Challenge adds some fun to the serious content and HRP are proud to sponsor the event.”

The daily HRP Skills Challenge is a key part of programme for the RAC Service Engineer Skills Centre, sponsored by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Consisting of a series of 45-minute sessions over three days, the RAC Service Engineer Skills Centre will be a unique, hands-on forum giving visitors the information and advice they need to stay ahead of the technical, legislative and health and safety topics that are central in the day-to-day work of RAC contractors and service engineers.

The industry experts leading the sessions will give live demonstrations and real-life filmed examples whilst offering invaluable access to their experience. There will also be a chance to ask questions either during presentations or afterwards.

Ms Pilgrim continued: “HRP recognises the need to provide high quality training in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry and has invested significantly in its new Technical Centre at Slough, with the support of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air Conditioning.

“Our aim is to extend professional training at Slough and throughout the country and to provide high quality practical courses for engineers in all aspects of the building services industry. The RAC09 Skills Centre is an ideal platform for this and HRP is pleased to be associated with it.”