Turning OFF – and back ON: Planning a temporary lab shutdown
A temporary lab shutdown is scheduled for many reasons. Some of these reasons include making an improvement in the facility structure, upgrading electrical power, performing needed maintenance, or scheduling a cold-room clean out. Whatever prompts the shutdown – success depends on tactics and timing.
Preserving the integrity of irreplaceable research samples is one of the biggest priorities during any laboratory shutdown. So, you need an experienced company to help protect them.
A reputable partner will work closely with your facility to monitor all material – whether it is staying onsite or moving to a repository for temporary storage.
The ONE THING you need to do to effectively plan a lab shutdown
Besides minimal disruption to the daily research and operations of any pharmaceutical company or academic institution, doing one thing before everything else will streamline the entire procedure.
The one thing is: Hire an experienced company that understands the importance of maintaining controlled temperatures, regulations, packing, and transporting material. The team you hire should employ trained personnel who are knowledgeable about handling lab chemicals and hazardous material.
This experienced team will help you with everything else involved in the temporary lab shutdown.
1) Plan clear procedures, responsibilities, and timelines for you to share with everyone involved.
2) Outline detailed instructions for handover between each phase of the lab shutdown.
3) Understand the heavily regulated environments for pharmaceutical manufacturing.
4) Control access and keep a contingency plan in place.
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