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Why some business industries require medical cabinets

12th April 2021

Depending on the kind of business that you run, you may require varying levels of security solutions to meet your businesses needs and requirements. In some business industries there is a distinct need for the storage of drugs and first aid equipment. Where there is this need and requirement for storing controlled drugs, it is essential that the security measures in place to assist this meet all the government standards. Our medical cabinets provide sufficient protection against theft and prevents access being granted to anyone who cannot administer their own medication.

What business sectors would require medical cabinets?

Medical cabinets are a necessity in some business sectors due to the need for restriction against who can be allowed access to controlled drugs and first aid equipment. Without the proper security in place, this leaves the opportunity available for anyone to get their hands on the medical equipment and drugs within your premises. By not protecting these items, they could be stolen or be accessed by a child or elderly person who is not capable of correctly administering their own medication, let alone someone else’s, should they manage to access it.

The main business sectors which require the secure storage of controlled drugs and equipment would be educational, ensuring that students cannot gain access to the medication and first aid equipment stored on the premises. In these environments it is essential that there are trained first-aiders on hand within the premises who have access to the secure storage.

Leisure and hospitality sectors would also require a secure storage facility for any first-aid or medical equipment they may need to store. This prevents customers or thieves gaining access to vital equipment that could be required to assist in an emergency.

The pharmaceutical sector is one that is constantly in possession of medication and medical equipment. Without the correct protection this again puts the business at risk. Hospitals, GP surgeries and walk-in centres must use secure storage methods in order to keep the equipment and medication off-limits to anyone but staff members. By having medical cabinets, this prevents any accidents occurring or medication being administered incorrectly or without sufficient supervision.

Leaving medical equipment and medication unsecured could create dangerous situations if let into the wrong hands or could prevent the assistance in an emergency if equipment and medication had been stolen.

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At SMP, we have a wide range of security solutions to benefit any business sector.

Find out more about our medical cabinets and the services we provide at SMP Security or get in touch to discuss your requirements, call us on 01952 585 673.

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