Secure Gas Storage Cabinets

Pharmacy Medical are proud to supply East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust with Controlled drugs and Medicine cabinets from our extensive stock range and as bespoke medical cabinets to suit their specific requirements.

The service approached Pharmacy Medical in 2016 requiring stainless steel secure gas storage cabinets for their Ambulance stations. The cabinets were to act as secure gas storage cabinets from which Ambulance crews could replenish and replace the medical gasses used on their vehicles. The secure gas storage cabinets would be sited at Ambulance stations throughout Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and parts of Northamptonshire, areas covered by the trust. The Ambulance stations furnished with these secure gas storage cabinets are sometimes smaller satellite Ambulance stations from where Ambulance crews can respond to incidents quickly. The response time targets required of the Ambulance service have necessitated the use of smaller sites situated at specific points around their operational area. These sites also allow Ambulance crews to rest, refresh themselves and replenish their Ambulances with supplies.

Our brief was to quote to manufacture stainless-steel sheet metal cabinets which were 1460mm high, 1105mm, 650mm deep. They were to have 2 doors with a 3-point rod lock and hasp and staple to enable them to be locked when not in use. Fifty percent of the width were to have pigeon hole type compartments allowing the horizontal storage of smaller gas cylinders for easy access by Ambulance crews.

Due Pharmacy Medical’s expertise in the field we were able to review and deliver a competitive quote with the required specification to East Midlands Ambulance Service within 24 hours.

Case studies - gas storage cabinet

An order for an initial three secure gas storage cabinets was placed with Pharmacy Medical by East Midlands Ambulance service.

Two of our designers visited the customer to finalise the detailed specification ensuring their requirements were met fully and all outstanding queries resolved. Working drawings were then prepared for final customer approval.

Once approved the drawings were used to produce the laser cut developed shape of the cabinets sections. This was followed by the required parts being bent using a Press Brake to achieve the required forms. Tack welding together followed and then fully welding once the necessary checks had been make.

Cleaning up of the welds and removal of the weld discoloration was carried out followed by assembly and fitting of the doors. The units were then carefully packed and delivered to the customer’s individual sites within the timeframes agreed with East Midlands Ambulance Service.

The Feedback we received from East Midlands Ambulance service was very positive about the entire procurement process. They were specifically happy with the production updates they received whilst the cabinets were being manufactured.

These kind of bespoke orders are a speciality of Pharmacy Medical and why NHS and Ambulance services across the United Kingdom come to Pharmacy Medical for all their bespoke metalwork requirements.

If you require bespoke secure gas storage cabinets or a bespoke controlled drugs cabinet please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be very happy to help.