If you work in a lab or facility where there are toxic or hazardous materials, you know that it is crucial to ensure safety is at the forefront of everything you do. Whether your company is growing or you just need to vacate your current location, you may at some point need to relocate your lab. It is important to note that moving your lab is a lot more involved than packing boxes and labeling them. When it’s time to relocate your lab, you will want to have a solid plan in place.
Inventory Absolutely Everything
A good jumping-off point is to take a thorough inventory of the whole facility. Make sure you include both hazardous and non-hazardous materials, as well as any tools and equipment these materials require. You will need to have a thorough list of materials to give to your lab relocation team.
(Safely) Dispose of Materials that are No Longer Needed
During your inventory, you’re bound to come across something, or many things, that you don’t need anymore. This is the perfect time to get rid of extra things because if you no longer need something, then you can get rid of it and not have to deal with moving it. You may also find that there are things that you need at your current facility that you simply won’t need at the new one. The less you have to move the smoother it will go during all phases of the move. Packing and unpacking will take much less time if there is less stuff.
Partner with an Experienced Relocation Specialist
Your relocation team should include personnel from your organization as well as outside contractors. That team will be responsible for making sure all permits and paperwork are in order before your move. Partnering with an experienced environmental management agency, such as AEG Environmental, will ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible.
Come Up with A Plan
Once your team is in place, you need to develop a plan for your move. This plan should list, in great detail, how every aspect of the move will be handled, from preparations, the move itself, and getting things set up in the new space.
No matter how much you plan, there are still things that can happen that you may not be expecting. Equipment issues, traffic, and weather delays cannot always be anticipated. If you don’t want to deal with all of this yourself, call AEG Environmental today!
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