TFS responds to industry change with virtual CPDs

TFS responds to industry change with virtual CPDs

Trade Fabrication Systems (TFS), is preparing to launch a new virtual CPD programme for the timber industry.

As a result of the temporary closure of its face-to-face training facility, TFS will move to hosting virtual sessions from April onwards – aiming to support builders’ merchants, sales staff and housebuilders with upskilling and developing in the current climate.

TFS has been exploring ways to support businesses in moving forward. As the timber industry has been coined with key worker status, the company has taken its training centre online to educate the market on the benefits of offsite processing and to equip supply chain professionals with the information required to mobilise a processing partner, when the time is right.

CPD programme will initially address three core topics – covering doors, hoardings and mezzanine floors. The 15 minute bitesize sessions will focus closely on the processing potentials and efficiencies for each service area.

Currently operational to support construction partners working on designated key projects, TFS recognises the fundamental importance of keeping up morale and supporting industry members to encourage professional development.

For those businesses that are still operative, offsite processing has never been more beneficial in keeping the supply chain moving. Reducing the number of people on site to abide by the government’s distancing guidance, whilst maintaining quality, consistency and continuity – offsite processing offers favourable benefits to the construction industry for key projects.

Howard Morris, Managing Director at TFS, commented: “In these uncertain times, we wanted to find ways that we could keep businesses moving forward. At TFS, professional development is important to us. We recently opened a training centre at our Warrington base to equip the market with the knowledge of processing to support our partners’ business models. Although currently closed for the foreseeable future, we have taken our sessions online to ensure we can still deliver important training to those who want it and support the industry when normality returns.”

To ensure the trainees get the most value out of the CPDs, they will be hosted via video call on a one-to-one or small group basis, with a live Q&A session at the end where delegates can delve deeper into the processing potentials.

To find out more about TFS’ CPD programme or if you’re interested in scheduling a session, please contact Adam for further information on

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