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Fixing Controlled Drugs Cabinets to a wall

Fixing Controlled Drugs Cabinets, a guide to how.

Fixing Controlled drugs cabinets can be done by anyone with a reasonable knowledge of DIY.

Guideance on Fixing a Controlled Drugs Cabinet

To buy a Controlled drugs cabinet from our range please click here.

If you are in any doubt about your competence we suggest you employ a trades person to do the fixing of the Controlled drugs cabinet for you.

Should you decide to carry out fixing controlled drugs cabinets your self you will need the following:-

  • Electric Hammer drill
  • 10 mm diameter masonry drill bit
  • 13 mm Spanner to suit the above
  • Hammer
  • Pencil or Marker pen
  • A willing assistant

This Blog should be read in conjunction with our previous Blog

M10 sleeve anchor bolts for fitting controlled drugs cabinets

M10 sleeve anchor bolts for fitting controlled drugs cabinets

Fitting Controlled Drugs Cabinets

and our page on fixing a controlled drugs cabinet; click here.

  1. Prior to fixing controlled drugs cabinets their position must be carefully considered in order for them to comply with “The Misuse of drugs (safe custody) regulations 1975” . Please see our previous Blog which will assist you, also you may wish to  visit our web page which will also help you in fixing controlled drugs cabinets.
  2.  When the position has been chosen unpack the Controlled drugs cabinet from the box noting the Red envelope containing the keys and instructions.
  3. Using the keys open the cabinet door.
  4. Depending upon the size and weight of the cabinets purchased you may require additional help to avoid straining yourself. Please ensure you are comfortable with the weight of the unit prior to lifting, it may be necessary to construct some temporary support for the cabinet whilst fixing controlled drugs cabinets in position.
  5. Hold the controlled drugs cabinet up to the wall or if floor mounted on the floor and mark through the fixing holes on to the wall or floor.
  6. Ensure the wall where the cabinet is to be fixed is flat if it is not and the cabinet is tightened it may cause the cabinet to distort. This distortion will effect the operation of the door.
  7. Remove the Controlled drugs cabinet and place safely out of the way.
  8. Ensure  there are no electric cables, water pipes or other obstructions where the holes are to be drilled. If in doubt consult and expert.
  9. Using the hammer drill set on “hammer” and with the 10 mm Drill bit, drill holes to a depth of approximately 80 mm in the positions previously marked in 5.

    Fixing a Controlled drugs cabinet to a wall

    Drilling the wall fixings holes when fixing a Controlled drugs cabinet to a wall.

  10. Place the Controlled drugs cabinet back in position and insert the Sleeve anchors (enclosed with the Controlled drugs cabinet) taping them in the holes with the hammer so they are up to the inside back face of the cabinet.
  11. Using a spanner tighten the nuts on the sleeve anchors until they are tight.

    Fixing a Controlled drugs cabinet to the wall

    Tightening the wall fixing bolts when fixing a Controlled drugs cabinet to a wall.

  12. Finally check the fixings are tight and the cabinet is secure.
  13. Fixing controlled drugs cabinets to the floor is almost identical to fixing controlled drugs cabinets to a wall. Fixing to the floor though is easier as you are not holding the weight of the Controlled drugs cabinet whilst fixing it.
  14. The processes of Fixing Controlled Drugs Cabinets is now complete and you should have a secure cabinet that complies with “The misuse of drugs (safe custody ) regulations 1975”.

We hope this has assisted you in Fixing controlled drugs cabinets, however should you wish to discuss it further please do not hesitate to give us a call. We’d be happy to help.