metal detection training

What to Expect from a Training Day with MDS

When supplying to food retailers all manufacturers need to meet certain criteria, there are a number of Codes of Practice that have to be met. The most common are; BRC, Tesco and Marks and Spencer. If a manufacturer doesn’t comply with these rules the product cannot be sold through them as it can cause risks to the customer. CEIA metal detectors, which are supplied through MDS in the UK, can detect some of the smallest metal contaminants on the market. They are able to detect all types of metal and are amongst the most sensitive.

MDS provide training to all Food, Pharmaceutical and Textile factories to ensure that staff are able to use the metal detectors in the best way and are adhering to appropriate GMP requirements and other Codes of Practice. MDS are able to train people how to use all types of metal detector, not just CEIA machines.

Training is usually provided on site, so that the attendees can use their own detectors, some of the training is hands on at the detector, doing this on a familiar machine is often helpful to learning. Training is suitable for Tier C (QA and Supervisor level) and Tier D (Engineer level), most of the day is relevant for both Tiers so they will often do it together.

How in depth the training goes will very much depend on the group and their current knowledge. The training is set up to go through the very basic principles of how a metal detector works, right through to the more complex training where engineers are shown how to change boards if needed.

An important part of the training is the codes of practise section as this is very important to all attending. Many factories will be running multiple codes of practise at the same time if they are supplying to multiple retailers. Although the aim of each code of practise is to protect the customer each of them vary in some form. The trainer will be able to offer advice on best practise to run all together if needed and will leave the attendees with packs that have all the needed information in for future reference.

By the end of the training each attendee will know how a metal detector works and detects metal, best practise for setting up a metal detector and how to ensure the machine meets relevant codes of practise. People in an engineering role will also know what each circuit board does, how to fix faults and how to swap out a board.

This is certified training, so each attendee will receive a certificate to prove that they have attended the training day and are able to provide a basic level of training to their colleagues.

MDS are able to offer training packages as well as bespoke, by the hour, training days. To find out more, or to book training with MDS contact the team on 0161 286 8750.