A good foundation is essential to achieve the best results, and that’s why Standox takes training very seriously. “When refinishers truly understand every aspect of the job they are doing, they produce the highest quality work,” says Jodie Henly, Standox Brand Manager. “They work efficiently, confidently and follow health and safety – all key aspects in what Standox refers to as the art of refinishing.”
For 2013, Standox has added a fifth module to its range of popular training courses: Standox Genius Colour Tool is a course dedicated to Genius, the spectrophotometer from Standox, which works in conjunction with the Standowin reporting software.
“More bodyshops are relying on Genius to obtain the fastest and most accurate colour identification so this year we have created a stand-alone course which will teach delegates to make the most of this high-tech colour matching tool. It is capable of doing so much and we want refinishers to optimise its use,” explains Henly.
In addition to the practicalities of using the spectrophotometer, this one-day course covers Standowin reports and databases, stock control, colour information and much more. Delegates will also learn about calibration, care and maintenance of the Genius device itself.
“Members of the Standox System Tools Plus programme are invited to attend the Genius course free of charge,” adds Henly. “And they also receive a 50% discount off all our other courses, with the exception of the ATA courses.”
The other courses on offer from Standox throughout 2013 are:
Advanced Standohyd Refinishing – a two-day course covering advanced refinishing techniques including Micro Repair and the use of the latest Platinum clearcoats.
Standox Colouristic – a two-day course that teaches delegates how to match and to mix metallic, pearl and xirallic colours accurately and quickly.
Standox 3 Stage Colour – a two-day course that covers the correct process and application of special finishes such as 3 stage finishes, and demonstrates proven repair methods with practical tips.
Standox Micro Repair – a one-day course giving delegates specialist information on the repair procedures and products required to repair vehicles successfully using the process known as SMART repair.
Standox also runs two ATA assessments courses:
ATA Pre-Assessment – a one-day classroom-based course to prepare candidates for full ATA assessment. Candidates are able to take the online assessment and written test which, if passed, they will not have to re-take on the actual assessment day.
ATA Senior Paint Technician assessment – these one- and two-day courses are for paint technicians who need to re-accredit before their certificate runs out, or for new applicants and those wishing to re-apply if their certificate has run out.
All courses are held at the Refinish Academy in Stevenage. Full details are available at www.standox.co.uk/training, but places are limited and tend to fill up quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment. For more information on System Tools Plus, contact your local distributor or visit the Standox website.