Hoping to strengthen its installer training capacity, Waxman Training Academy has appointed Roy Oxley as Head of the West Yorkshire-based centre. Oxley joins Waxman with more than 30 years’ experience in both training and installation.

The Waxman Training Academy is recognised as an ‘Approved Institute of Domestic Heating and Environmental Engineers’ training centre offering accredited courses in biomass, solar thermal, air and ground source heat pumps and solar PV. The Academy also offers courses in G3 unvented hot water, WRAS water regulations, and safety when working at heights.

Oxley joins the business as an MCS Auditor for Benchmark Certification and NICEIC – the electrical contracting industries independent voluntary body for electrical installation. He is also a past President and Fellow of the Institute of Domestic Heating and Environmental Engineers (IDHEE).

“Waxman is passionate about educating installers on the importance of embracing eco-friendly solutions and together we aim to position the Academy as a centre of excellence,” explained Oxley.

“The centre boasts state of the art facilities and we are positive that the Academy’s outstanding reputation will encourage more people to come and broaden their knowledge, which will in turn strengthen installers’ own businesses.”

Richard Waxman, Chairman of the Waxman Group, added: “Roy has extensive experience working within the renewables training industry and is extremely enthusiastic about the set-up at the Academy.

“We offer a hands-on approach to teaching and look forward to welcoming trainees to the facility.”

The Waxman Training Academy is officially approved by the National Association for Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) as well as the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers (CIPHE). All training courses are recognised for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, meaning Waxman Training Academy can offer support to installers seeking MCS accreditation.