How To Minimize Downtime During A Laboratory Move

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Posted On  30th Mar 2023
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Moving a lab can be a daunting task. Here are some tips to help you minimize downtime and maintain productivity during your lab move:

Tips for a Smooth Transition

  1. Plan Ahead: Create a detailed moving plan that outlines all aspects of the move, including timelines, responsibilities, and deadlines. Make sure to share this plan with all lab personnel and movers.
  2. Coordinate with Vendors: Equipment breakdowns during or after a lab move can be costly and time-consuming. To prevent this, schedule any necessary maintenance or repairs with vendors before the move.
  3. Use Temporary Labs: To allow lab personnel to continue working during the move, consider setting up a temporary lab space. Temporary labs can help ensure that research activities are not interrupted during the move.
  4. Prioritize Equipment: Move critical equipment first to minimize downtime on ongoing research activities.
  5. Take Inventory: Label all lab equipment with its intended location in the new lab. This can help prevent misplaced equipment, which can cause downtime and delay research activities.

How Lab Movers Can Help Minimize Downtime

Hiring a professional lab moving company like Armstrong Scientific can also help minimize downtime during a lab move. We can provide the following benefits:

  1. Experience: Professional lab movers have extensive experience moving lab equipment, reducing the time equipment is offline and minimizing downtime.
  2. Specialized Equipment: Professional lab movers have specialized equipment designed to move lab equipment safely and securely, preventing damage during the move.
  3. Coordination: Professional lab movers work closely with lab managers to coordinate the move, ensuring equipment is moved efficiently, minimizing downtime and ensuring completion on schedule.
  4. Plugged-in Freezer Transport: Armstrong Scientific offers plugged-in freezer transport services to keep freezers plugged in during the move, reducing downtime by keeping specimens at the correct temperature during transportation.
  5. Testing and Calibration: Professional lab movers can coordinate with third-party service providers to test and calibrate equipment after the move, ensuring proper function and minimizing downtime caused by equipment malfunctions.

By following these tips and considering professional lab movers, you can ensure a smooth transition to your new lab.

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