Why custom built lead cabinets are beneficial for your lab
30th April 2019
A bespoke lead-lined cabinet for Edinburgh University
Dr Christophe Lucatelli, Head of Radiochemistry, and Anne Grant, Facility Manager, at the University of Edinburgh, discuss why they chose Bartec to design a customisable lead-lined cabinet for radioactive waste.
Lead-lined cabinets designed to meet HSE regulations
Any facility that handles, stores or disposes of radioactive material must comply with regulations set by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Dr Lucatelli said: “We worked closely with Bartec when designing the cabinet, ensuring the design and specifications minimise radiation exposure to our staff.”
Purpose-built lead-lined cabinets to maximise your space
In addition to being build to meet the shielding requirements, bespoke furniture is designed with your site in mind. Anne added: “We’re keen to maximise the space we have available, so creating a purpose-built cabinet with Bartec has been beneficial for our department.”
Fully shielded and lockable
When storing radioactive waste, it’s vitally important to reduce the exposure to people working in and around the storage unit. Anne said: “Our cabinet has 30mm of lead throughout and is therefore fully shielded, while each drawer is also lockable.”
A quick turnaround
Dr Lucatelli added: “From design to install, the turnaround of fewer than eight weeks was extremely impressive and I would not hesitate in recommending Bartec.”
Mike Bewick, Managing Director at Bartec, said: “All lead-lined furniture is manufactured in the UK and is custom built to fit specific requirements. The range has proved popular with both universities and hospitals, as we look to establish Bartec’s position as a market-leader for lead-lined furniture in the UK.”
Bartec supplies a comprehensive range of lead-lined furniture suitable for all nuclear medicine departments and radiochemistry labs. Our experienced team are happy to talk through your requirements.