The Importance of CPD Seminars

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” Albert Einstein

As Amthal hosts its first dedicated CPD seminar, Sales Director Paul Rosenthal explains why they are so important to the business and to the fire safety and security sector as a whole.

In today’s world, the importance of fire safety and physical security cannot be emphasised enough. The fast evolving opportunities with technology and digital transformation, updates to standards together with changes in legislation with the introduction of the Fire Safety Act and Building Safety Act are all essential to understand.

Whether it’s in a residential or commercial setting, having the right knowledge and skills to prevent and respond to potential hazards can make all the difference in protecting people, property and assets.

What are CPD courses?
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses are designed to help professionals in various industries stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, best practices, and regulations.

In the field of fire safety and physical security, CPD courses can provide valuable training on fire prevention, emergency response, risk assessment, access control, CCTV and more.  It’s an opportunity to make learning proactive and enhance personal skills for application in the workplace.

One of the main benefits of CPD courses is that they offer a structured and comprehensive approach to learning. Rather than relying on ad-hoc training sessions or individual research, they ensure that it is progressed in a practical and relevant way to guarantee that there are applied efficiencies to the learning.

This way, professionals have a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to build upon as they progress in their careers. And for Amthal, it goes to the core of our vision of continuous investment and development in our people.
Specific Sector Focus
CPD courses in our sector can be tailored to the specific needs of different organisations and industries. For example, a CPD course in fire safety may focus on the unique risks and hazards associated with a particular type of building or occupancy, such as a hospital or high-rise office building.

Amthal’s CPD recently held as part of the Honeywell Gent Network was entitled “Comply, Stay Alive” and highlighted the importance of fire safety in a case home scenario.  It presented a real life example and what can be learned from all the different party actions from the Fire Alarm installers, Care Home Staff and Policies and the way the Fire Brigade responded.

A CPD course in physical security may focus on the specific threats and vulnerabilities of a particular industry, such as facilities management, retail, hospitality or banking.

Amthal is now able to offer a complete portfolio of accredited CPD courses with leaders in fire safety and security including Honeywell Gent, Avigilon and ASSA ABLOY.

Courses include:

  • RIBA CPD Electrically Controlled Fire and Escape Doors
  • RIBA CPD Escape Doors Systems and Dynamic Lockdown
  •  RIBA CPD Transformation in Physical Security
  • The Future of Access Control

Alongside a host of accredited CPD opportunities on fire safety and detection to provide a better understanding of the key considerations surrounding each particular specific area.

Essential Tools
In summary, CPD courses can help professionals demonstrate their competence and commitment to their field. Many employers and regulatory bodies require employees to complete a certain number of CPD hours each year as a condition of employment or certification.

By completing CPD courses in fire safety and physical security, professionals can not only meet these requirements but also demonstrate their dedication to their profession.

CPD courses are an essential tool for professionals looking to stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing and increasingly complex field. Whether you are a seasoned expert or just starting out in your career, investing in CPD courses can help you build the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to succeed.

For more information, or to book a CPD course with Amthal, please email and one of the team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.