The WoolSafe Academy® provides training courses, technical literature, manuals, professional standards and expert advice to all those involved in the manufacture, sales, ownership and maintenance of carpets and rugs.
Online & Distance Learning Courses
This online training course is intended for carpet and rug cleaners interested in learning more about Wool carpet care. It is an essential reference and resource for those who are concerned with maintaining residential or commercial carpets and rugs. Modules on processing and carpet or rug construction is followed by issues concerned with actual cleaning. These aspects of what are essentially textile technology, determine the ways in which wool carpet and rugs should be maintained.
This online training course is intended for North American carpet and rug cleaners interested in learning more about Wool carpet care. The online course was developed and made available to learn more about cleaning and maintenance. Originally this course was taught in a face-to face format but here in North America have a challenge with distance, so we created the on-line course. The purpose of this course is to provide carpet cleaners with a convenient means for updating their knowledge on wool carpet cleaning and spotting
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This on-line training course is intended to provide detailed information regarding the investigation of carpet complaints. More than 40 types of complaint are described and a basic understanding of suitable test methods, some of which can be carried out directly by the carpet inspector, are also discussed. A section on competent report writing, with example reports is included as are checklists of appropriate source materials, including British and International Standards, to which the inspector might wish to refer.
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This is an advanced level distance learning course for Australian carpet cleaners who have had years of experience and / or prior training in carpet cleaning.You must succesfully complete this course if you want to become a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider. Learn much more about wool and synthetic fibres and why they have different cleaning needs. Learn more about the chemistry of cleaning and how to produce better and safer results for your customers.
This Classroom based training course is intended for those professional cleaners wishing to add an extra service to their portfolio. The instances of insect pest infestation are on the increase so this is a growing sector in need of trained and qualified operators. The course looks at insect biology, their life cycle, identification, location and treatment as well as covering P.P.E. Requirements and health and safety of treatment appliction.
This classroom based training course assumes that the student has reached a reasonably high level of competence and experience in cleaning carpets and rugs. It is intended to be an essential reference and resource for those who are concerned with maintaining residential or commercial wool carpets and rugs.With this objective in mind, this course initially follows wool fibre from fleece, to yarn, to carpet, and therefore, it describes aspects of textile processing and carpet manufacture.
This 2-day course is presented by Dr Eric M Brown of Cleaning Research International, who has been a carpet inspector for more than 30 years, during which time he has inspected hundreds of installations, both residential (domestic) and commercial (contract). A significant number of claims have gone to Court, where Dr Brown has acted as an expert witness.
A classroom based course with ‘hands on’ practical participation by trainees. The course covers such essentials as: refitting loose carpet and door bars, basic carpet repairs and practice at carpet installation. It has proven very popular with carpet and rug cleaners wishing to add a premium service for their clients and make safe fittings prior to cleaning.
Rug Cleaning Technician Course
WoolSafe Academy is running a 3 day Rug Cleaning Technician course (IICRC RCT) that covers area rug identification and appropriate cleaning techniques and methods. It is intended for professional cleaning, restoration and inspection service providers as well as others in related industries. Emphasis is placed on teaching cleaning theory, practical application, hands-on techniques, and understanding cleaning limitations.
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WoolSafe Educational Conference 2013
Following the success of the WoolSafe Educational Conference in 2011 the WoolSafe Academy will be hosting this unique event again in May 2013. The conference will again include WoolSafe research, seminars and workshops for the benefit of experienced WoolSafe Fibre Care Specialists, Approved Cleaning Product manufacturers and associated carpet mills and suppliers.
The WoolSafe Educational Conference will be sandwiched by two ‘Fleece To Floor’ tours where WoolSafe members can follow the carpet manufacturing process from the wool grading depot at The British Wool Marketing Board through the Howarth Scouring plant and on to Atlantic Yarns where attendees will learn all about dyeing and spinning.