Lab and Medical Move Tips

April 6th, 2015

Laboratories are some of the most sensitive and detailed oriented relocations possible. Many laboratories contain million dollar equipment, hazard chemicals, and work that may contain an entire career or two.


Regardless of the scope, there are many facets to laboratory relocations that can be disastrous to researchers should something go wrong.  Here are some basics when beginning to plan for a laboratory relocation:

What must go?Often times a lab is designed and created with the mindset of it not being moved.  Therefore, equipment is often built into place, and is fixed.  Work through the equipment in your lab to determine what physically can and cannot be moved simply due to the design of the originating lab.

Investigate!- It is important to investigate them space and design of a new lab space.  Many pieces of equipment in a lab space require special outlets, backup power, or gas/water lines for experiments.  Be sure to ensure that all requirements have been put in place prior to a move to avoid having a piece of equipment be unuseable in a new space.

Eliminate What Must Not- Within a move there can certainly be confusion when so many parts are moving.  By disposing or removing unneeded chemicals, equipment, and supplies prior to a move, the risk of items not being moved or items mistakenly being moved are greatly reduced due to only having items in the lab that should move.