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COSHH move for Kings Langley School

30 September 2016

Our in house chemical transfer team have been working at Kings Langley School in Hertfordshire. The chemical transfer is a very specialised service which Johnsons are highly qualified to provide.

Darren Pardy, Regional Director at Johnsons said, “Our specialist in house chemical transfer team packed and relocated the chemicals over 2 days. Our Move Manager was involved at the early stages of planning and was on site during the entire physical relocation, which took 8 days.”

Darren added, “The move was completed within the deadline and we reacted to last minute changes to the schedule which demonstrates our flexibility during an operationally challenging school decant.”

When moving chemicals and hazardous substances, you can’t afford to take any risks. In advance of any move, a full project plan is put in place. Particularly important for a move involving hazardous chemicals, we conduct thorough research to ensure a full understanding of all substances to be moved. We identify chemicals which need to be separated prior to the move to allow for prompt packing and transfer, segregating them from other chemicals as necessary.

Chemicals are packed according to their compatibility, using the ADR regulations. Packing is conducted with arms covered, using chemical resistant gloves, safety glasses, PVC aprons and safety boots. For the packing of chemical liquids, a layer of Vermiculite is inserted into the packing crate prior to filling the crate with jars, tins and bottles.

In the unlikely event of a spillage, a Johnsons spill kit is available, which suitable for toxic, flammable, corrosive, and aggressive chemical spills. Our staff are trained in how to act as a first responder to a spill and when it is safe to clean up a spillage.

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“We have very positive feedback from the end users regarding all the crews involved in the move. Indeed at a steering group meeting this week one of the senior scientist not only praised the move teams but also requested if the same teams could be used for the move into the CL2 building next year.”

The Pirbright Institute

“The Johnsons team worked well with our own internal project team to make the overall move a success. The main phase went without any significant issues, and this was a testament to the close management and supervision of the Johnsons team at both sites during the 3 days of the move.”

Mark Garrod, Redx Pharma

“We have a good working relationship and specifically use Johnsons as they are competitive, always turn up on time with the correct number of operatives, and their removal team is always courteous which matters especially when patients and our staff are affected.”

David Shepherd, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

“Johnsons Laboratory Logistics have been providing relocation services to us for a number of years now. They are competitive, reliable and trustworthy.”

Iain Ramsey, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

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