Content is delivered via a mix of media, including video and scheduled webinars hosted by BOFA experts, and includes information relevant to a range of sectors, such as laser, electronics and 3D printing.

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

“We’ve developed both ‘Foundation’ and ‘Advanced’ modules,” he explains. “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 looking to deepen their knowledge and understanding about fume and dust extraction, and BOFA products, as well as helpful, focused technical training. There is no charge for participating in the modules, it’s all part of the value we add to our customer experience.”

Subjects covered include: understanding and managing the risks presented by fumes; legalisation and compliance; the latest products and developments; technical updates; and commercial understanding.

“We anticipate that the academy will be useful for anyone whose work touches on fume extraction, or who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace,” says Evans. “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 in a sales context, the academy will provide the answers.”