The role of technical training and its impact within the food and drink sector - Results of research carried out by MCP Consulting and Training, October 2009

In recent years the extremely competitive nature of food and drink manufacturing has increased the drive for higher productivity, improved equipment efficiency and lower operational costs.  Plant reliability is paramount to achieving these requirements along with a cross-skilled and high performing workforce.

Maximising Plant Efficiency Seminar

Bringing together training, hr, maintenance and engineering professionals from the key food and drink organisations has led to a determined commitment  to work together to find a united way of progressing skills and training to maximise plant efficiency.

E- Learning at Beko Technologies is further extending its product range by launching their first e-learning course - “The Basics of Compressed Air Technology”. This innovative course is now available to all customers and partners, giving them the chance to share and benefit from BEKO’s vast experience in compressed air.

The course “Basics of Compressed Air Technology” gives an insight into compressed air from the end users point of view.

Vibration training By Mobius

Welcome to Mobius, the international, independent vibration training company.  This is the home of the world-renowned iLearn products and the Mobius Institute vibration training and certification organization.

THE TEN QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK ABOUT your maintenance activity and physical assets

Maintenance Engineer As someone involved in the maintenance of a company’s assets, which may include   plant machinery, vehicles, long term hire equipment, stock and spares; you will be aware of the bewildering amount of  guidance on the subject. You may well be new to the subject having just been delegated to look at your company’s asset portfolio, or given this task in addition to other  operations work.

  But what ever the situation this short check guide from MCP will help you look at the macro questions which effect correct maintenance activity and asset management.

  1. Are all the assets your computerised maintenance management system identified registered, and recorded, and how many are not being used?

  2. Do you know which assets present the greatest risk to your business in terms of:

Join the Revolution in Professional Education

Dr Eric ParrThe East Lancashire Institute of Higher Education at Blackburn College (ELIHE) specialises in providing tailored Higher Education solutions. It offers qualifications at levels ranging from Higher National to Masters in a range of subjects including engineering, computing, construction, business and public sector studies. It can also develop programmes rapidly to meet specific sector or industry needs.

The institute is also market leader in delivering qualifications by a combination of accreditation of existing employer courses, on-site delivery, distance learning and/or short intensive courses. It has a long track record of delivering such


Terex EquipmentShell U.K. Oil Products Limited (Shell) held another successful one-day seminar with the National Fluid Power Centre (NFPC) in Scotland in April with engineers and hydraulics specialists coming together at the event held at the Terex Centre of Excellence in Motherwell.

The seminar focused on keeping hydraulic systems healthy to minimise energy use and maximise performance, and was followed by an open debate by the attendees which included representatives of some of the UK

Business Improvement Seminar 2008

Venue: Warrington Holiday Inn Date:   Wednesday 20th February from 9:00