Spur Style Shelving for Healthcare
WHY SPUR STYLE SHELVING IS IMPORTANT FOR HEALTHCARE
If not designed correctly, something as simple as shelving brackets can be a major source of frustration. With this in mind, we work closely with the end users, contractors and architects to create completely bespoke spur style shelving solutions including heavy-load, wide span steels and purpose-built units made specifically to your requirements no matter what the shape or size.
The adjustable, twin slot shelving we use is one of the oldest and most popular cantilever shelving solutions that’s manufactured in the UK and is globally renowned for its strength, durability and longevity. This type of heavy duty shelving is ideal for the rigorous healthcare environment as it can be fitted above benches and desks to effectively maximise space, is easy to clean, and available with anti-microbial and highly chemical resistant surfaces to help prevent the spread of infection.
WHY CUSTOM SOLUTIONS ARE SOMETIMES REQUIRED IN HEALTHCARE FF&E
Custom heavy duty shelving solutions are often required to meet the healthcare regulations and standard practices, to ensure medication and equipment are securely stored and fully integrated with our healthcare furniture to HTM 63 and 71 requirements.
Over the years we’ve worked on many projects within the healthcare sector and are able to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to designing healthcare furniture. At Benchmark Products we manufacture HTM 63 & 71 healthcare furniture in our own UK factory, meaning we have the capability to create innovative solutions to suit our clients’ every need. Our methods significantly reduce on-site operations and installation time and we’re always looking at ways to improve and develop new products.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER INSTALLATION IN HEALTHCARE
In a constantly busy healthcare environment, having a rapid, well-planned installation process is vital for a smooth running operation. At Benchmark Products we offer an installation service for all fittings, such as spur style shelving, in addition to our custom built bespoke healthcare furniture, paying meticulous attention to detail from start to finish.
Using our unique sub-frame system allows for a faster installation, which can lessen the disturbance to your work and patients.
All Benchmark installers are accredited and have years of experience fitting hundreds of storage systems and fixed and adjustable spur style shelving solutions. Going above and beyond by liaising with contractors and other trades to make life as easy as possible for the project manager, and ensuring projects are delivered on time, are key to our success at Benchmark.
Our portfolio showcases some of our impressive work in the healthcare industry, including the LYCA Medical Centre in London. In this installation we fitted a reception area and all storage and shelving bracket solutions for their consulting rooms to create a stunning, modern and functional interior you can read more about LYCA Medical Centre in London here. Check out the case study in more detail here.
SUSTAINABILITY IN HEALTHCARE FF & E
It’s estimated that the NHS produces 600,000 tonnes of waste, uses 50 billion litres of water and has an annual carbon footprint of 18 million tonnes. As the UK’s largest employer, the NHS has the potential to make a significant difference to sustainability and is making real progress on reducing the negative impact healthcare has on the planet. Clearly, this impact is not just limited to the NHS but also extends to the private sector too.
To help combat this environmental impact we give careful consideration to our manufacture and installation projects. Throughout the design, manufacturing and installation processes, all of our methods are diligently assessed to maximise energy efficiency and minimise waste. We recognise the need for sustainable development and actively work to improve the environmental effect our products have by developing a relationship with suppliers and contractors so that we recognise our environmental responsibilities. We educate staff so that they carry out activities in an environmentally responsible manner and consider any environmental issues in the decision-making process.
KEY FF & E ASPECTS FOR HEALTHCARE BUYERS
For buyers of bespoke spur style shelving solutions and FF&E, cost is key. Choosing the cheapest option may not always be the most cost-effective option as it will likely need replacing more often. When choosing Benchmark Products not only are you getting robust, high-quality healthcare furniture designed to fit your needs and withstand the high demands of a healthcare environment. You’ll also experience our dependable customer service, quick and organised installation and in-house manufacturing so you can be confident in the quality of the product.
KEY FF & E ASPECTS FOR HEALTHCARE CONTRACTORS
When it comes to working with us to create bespoke spur type shelving solutions and healthcare furniture, a key benefit is the time-saving opportunities. Typically projects that go over the scheduled date experience a knock on effect on the cost, however, our sub-frame system ensures that projects are always completed and installed within the set time, making things easier for both the contractor and project manager.
Contact us today by giving us a call, filling out our online form or sending us an email to discuss your future projects and allow us to turn your visions into a reality.
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Bio of Author
This article was written by Dean Fryer, Estimator at Benchmark FF&E Solutions since 2012.
Passionate about collaboration between sub-contractors on site and a demonstrated history in assisting building contractors and architects with producing comprehensive and definitive schedules at pre-tender and pre-contract stage, Dean is an invaluable asset to Benchmark Products and contributes towards the end goal of perfect delivery every time.