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Bofa launches fume extraction training academy

Fume extraction and filtration firm Bofa International has launched what it says is the first ever training academy for fume extraction.

The free academy will enable participants to select modular online training to suit their requirements – whether to increase their knowledge about the important role that extraction plays in health and safety and in improving productivity, or tips and advice to help users get the most out of their fume extraction systems.



The academy will deliver content via a mix of media, including video and scheduled webinars hosted by Bofa experts, and includes information relevant to a wide range of industry sectors, including laser, electronics and 3D printing.

Josh Evans, applications engineer and head of learning at Bofa, developed the academy programme, and says the modules have been designed specifically to make the information easy to access for people operating in various roles, including technical support, sales, marketing, product management and maintenance.

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'We have developed both foundation and advanced modules,' he said. 'The foundation content is available at any time to anyone interested in finding out more about Bofa generally, and there’s a bit about our technology too. Our advanced modules are for those who are looking to deepen their knowledge and understanding about fume and dust extraction via helpful, focused technical training.'

Subjects covered include:

  • Understanding and managing the risks presented by fumes
  • Legalisation and compliance
  • The latest products and developments
  • Technical updates
  • Commercial understanding

'We anticipate that the academy will be very useful for anyone whose work touches on fume extraction or who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace,' Evans continued. 'Whether it’s information about risks of potentially harmful airborne contaminants in specific sectors, such as laser and electronics, understanding the role of extraction in the design of new products, increasing knowledge through technical training, or being better informed for a sales context, the academy will provide the answers.'

More information on the new Bofa Academy can be found here

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