Moving a laboratory and all of the equipment and samples that are used needs to be carefully planned out to help avoid any disasters from happening. In some cases, damage to samples could cause a health issue, and equipment damage would certainly cost thousands of pounds. It is why it is always best to use a Laboratory Relocation company such as Aport Global to carry out this kind of move.
In order to prevent delays in your research, loss of integrity of your research, damage to your samples or equipment and generally increased costs there are a number of best practices to follow.
Assessment – risk assessments form a large part of laboratory work and relocation is no different. The assessment will need to look carefully at the items that need to be moved and the potential for accidents and damage to occur. It should also be noted the issues that could occur should a lab sample be contaminated or leaked in the moving process.
Planning and scheduling – in order to be prepared for any eventuality it is important to plan the relocation. This will involve looking at what projects are currently underway and their projected completion dates as well as the calibration needs of the equipment once it has been relocated.
Compliance – there are a number of permits and licences that may be needed as a part of a lab relocation and these are most often linked to the moving of biohazards and chemicals. Specialist movers will be needed for this.