MDS Medical Ltd have a dedicated nationwide team of service engineers who aim to meet the service requirements of our customers quickly and efficiently. We understand how important your sterilisation equipment is to your daily practice and we pride ourselves on fast and reliable custom care.


At MDS, we offer:

  • Decontamination equipment and other products
  • Servicing of equipment
  • Repairs
  • Maintenance
  • Pressure vessel inspection tests (PVI)
  • Written scheme of examination for safety devices
  • Certified validation for most makes of autoclaves.

Where possible, we attempt to complete repairs to your autoclave on site. However, if there is a more serious problem that requires further investigation, we will transport the machine back to our workshop. In these circumstances you may wish to take advantage of our Loan Service.


Why is it important?

One of the most important reasons why the decontamination of equipment is so important is to prevent the buildup of bacteria and various other diseases. When a medical tool is used, bacteria comes in contact with the device. If not sterilised properly, then it is highly likely that bacteria will grow. The sterilisation of equipment ensures that many compromising and debilitating diseases are prevented.

How does it work?

Sterilisation is a process that kills all living microorganisms, including bacterial and spores. Sterilisation can occur in a number of ways: Heat, Steam pressure and chemicals, to name a few. Autoclaves are a widely used method of steam heated sterilisation. The only water to be used to create steam for autoclaves should be distilled, RO or de-ionised. In order to achieve sterility, a holding time of at least 15 minutes at 121°C or 3 to 4 minutes at 134°C is required. Autoclave sterilisation will kill all fungi, bacteria, and bacterial spores. To ensure sterilisation has taken place autoclaves today should have a printer or data logger that records pertinent information, such as date, time, temperature and pressure.

MDS Medical has a selection of decontamination equipment catered to your needs.

Useful legislation documents

CQC National Standards

Department of Health HTM01-05

Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000