A training programme on how to apply the sampling requirements of the upcoming material recovery facility (MRF) code of practice has been set up by Axion Consulting and supported by Resource Association.
The consultancy arm of the Axion Group said the course will not only provide guidance on the regulations, which are set to come into force in October, but also help businesses understand the benefits of strong data collection and monitoring beyond the statutory requirements.
The courses will include practical sampling applications, best practice, required resources for implementation and tips for sampling data.
They will be based on the experience of Axion’s own end-of-life vehicle processing plant at Trafford Park.
Nichola Mundy, training consultant at Axion Consulting, said: “For MRF operators to maximise the value of their products, they must fully understand how to measure, sample and analyse them to produce accurate, fact-based reports for their customers.
“That’s why there’s an immediate need for good training to allow operators to go beyond the basic requirements laid down in the regulations.”
Ray Georgeson, chief executive at the Resource Association also said the regulations only stated “minimum sampling requirements”.
“For a MRF to really benefit from a sampling regime, a much more rigorous sampling system would need to be implemented that would offer useful management information and add value to the business.”
“Resource Association members Axion are to be commended on this useful training initiative,” he added.
Axion’s courses will start in May. More information is available here.