Improved Safeguarding with better Facilities Management

This morning workshop will cover:

– 5 year fixed wire testing (including annual visits for five year contract)
– Bi-annual emergency lighting tests
– Fire & other mandatory / insurance required service maintenance contracts

The workshop will be held on Thursday 7th November 2019 from 8:30am to 11:45am at Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3SS.

The workshop is FREE for ABLE members and a 2nd person / Site Manager can also attend for £25. ABLE members can also nominate a member of staff from their school/academy to attend for no cost using their free place. If two people from the same school/academy wish to book a place (at a cost of £25 for the extra place), please email Jane Guest (

Workshop guidance timings:

8:30 Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9:15 Checklist for Improved Facilities Management

10:15 Tea & Coffee Break

10:30 Overview of Paxton products

11:30 Tea, Coffee & Closing Questions

11:45 Finish

The workshop will be presented by:

Ben Tooms – Director, Breedon Electrical and Anthony Searle – Commercial Manager, Paxton.

Please click here for the day’s agenda

Introduction to Ben Tooms, Director – Breedon Electrical

Ben is the Operations Director of Breedon Electrical which he co-founded in 2014. His business has been an ABLE Partner for the last 12 months and has an ongoing growing reputation in schools for delivering excellent electrical, fire, door access & CCTV solutions with all engineers fully DBS checked.

Introduction to Anthony Searle – Commercial Manager Paxton

Anthony has over 20 years of practical security solutions and being an active member of The Security Institute, he can fall back on a wide-ranging support network of professionals, to endeavour to provide clients with market-leading support, service, and advice. Paxton utilise the latest technology to provide powerful, yet easy to install and use security solutions. Their products are widely used within the UK education sector.

Exciting new Venues for 2019/20

We have listened to feedback from our members and are very excited to confirm the venue and conference dates for the next year.

Autumn Conference: 15th October 2019 at Eastwood Hall.

Spring Conference: 12th February 2020 at Eastwood Hall.

Summer Conference: 16th June 2020 at Eastwood Hall.

Or conference agenda includes the opportunity for delegates to visit our exhibition throughout the course of the day.

If you are interested in exhibiting at an ABLE conference, please click here for more details.

Targeted Training

As an ABLE member you can attend up to six half day training sessions for free.  Dates and titles are yet to be published – look out for details soon!

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