PPL Training Ltd is pleased to announce that we have run our first Authorised Person training course in Aeronautical Ground Lighting (AGL), at our newly equipped York training centre.
The 3 day City & Guilds accredited course proved to be an outstanding success, with 9 delegates attending from different organisations, with responsibilities for the control, operation, installation and maintenance of AGL systems for a range of UK airports. The course also included competency based assessments that were conducted on the company’s recently installed AGL systems.
Despite this being the first AGL AP course for PPL, the 2 trainers who designed and delivered the course have over 30 years of AGL training experience between them.
Paul Wheldon, Mechanical and Electrical Business Director at PPL Training, who also conducted the training, commented that ‘The running of the first AGL AP training course went very much to plan, with all delegates thoroughly enjoying the course in our newly equipped AGL facilities. Now that PPL have successfully completed our first AGL course, we can look forward positively to the future as we aim to establish a strong presence in the AGL training market. A lot of hard work has gone into making this course concise, whilst meeting all the necessary requirements for an AGL Authorised Person, and this is reflected in the event content and duration.’
Steve Martin, who is the Principle Authorising Authority for AGL at EMCOR Facilities Services Ltd and also assisted with the delivery of the course, was also suitably impressed. “I believe this course will provide a bench mark for the airport industry in demonstrating competency for Authorised Persons working on AGL systems.” As current Chair of the IET AGL Competency and Safety Working Group Steve was asked for advice on the content of the course, to ensure that it met the requirements of the AGL Competency Matrix and BS EN 61821. He also commented “it is reassuring to find a company who are prepared to make the significant investment to set up such a facility and who are obviously committed to ensuring that high standards of training and assessment are maintained”
Some of the course feedback included ‘very interesting course delivered by good course tutors’ ‘relaxed atmosphere’ ‘clear instruction’ ‘gained new skills and knowledge’.
To see the course outline and available dates of PPL’s Authorised Person AGL course click here.
We will also be introducing a new Competent Persons AGL course designed for airfield technical staff required to carry out airfield work under guidance of an Authorised Person or standard operating procedures.