Coshh Cupboards – How they are made.
All our Coshh Cupboards are UK manufactured and have a 1-year warranty. This will help you to leave us with the knowledge that your Coshh Cupboard will be just what you ordered, and you will have a year to return it should anything go wrong.
As all of the Coshh Cupboards, and indeed anything we sell here at hazardouscupboards.co.uk is Uk manufactured, this enables us to follow the process from start to finish to ensure that all our cabinets are of the highest quality possible. This again leaves you with a little peace of mind when purchasing from us.
So, you might be wondering how they are made. Well in this short blog we are going to talk you through step by step and hopefully by the end you will have a much greater idea as to how a Coshh cupboard is made here in the UK.
Before we get into how they are made, I thought we would quickly discuss how to use a Coshh Cupboard effectively.
COSHH cabinets are used in a variety of locations, including the workplace, science laboratories, schools, factories and offices for the storage of cleaning products or other hazardous materials that are needed on site. Keys to the cabinet are given to trusted employees who have the responsibility of making sure that hazardous materials are safely stored within the locked cabinet when they are not in use. Every workplace should have a clear and strictly enforced policy of returning substances to the cabinet after use. The cabinet should never be left unlocked, particularly in environments where vulnerable individuals such as children, mentally disabled adults or animals could gain access to the cabinet.
So now you know how to use a Coshh cupboard effectively let’s get into the manufacturing side of things.
As a UK manufacture we think that it is only fitting that we buy our steel from the UK too. All our steel is UK manufactured to ensure the best possible quality and the highest grade. This means that there will be minimal flex and movement in the steel, so the cabinet will remain as sturdy as the day it left the factory.
Once we have received the steel from our supplier it is then picked for punching. (At hazardouscupboards.co.uk we have invested vast amounts into our machinery over the last few years. Our new Armada bending cell is more than $800,000 and works 24/7.) Once the steel is picked it is then taken to this Armada bending cell. From here it is loaded automatically and offloaded automatically. This part of the process has very little human action however further into the process it gets a little more hands on.
Once the steel has been punched the construction occurs. The different parts that have been punched go to assembly where the cupboard is erected. We use rivets to fasten our hazardous cupboards together as this is the most efficient way. The sides are added and then the base and top to finish.
Due to the size of some of the cupboards we add strengthens to the doors. This is done via spot welding. It is a simple process and is done by hand to promote the best possible finish. The hinges are also spot welded on at this point.
Once all the parts are assembled they are ready for the powerplant. This is where they are painted into the desired colour. This can either be yellow, grey, red, white or really any colour you want. There may be a small fee but if you have a larger order to place then generally we can keep the price the same.
Once the hazardous cupboard has passed through the powerplant we are ready for packing and final assembly.
In final assembly the doors are riveted on to the carcass of the cupboard and the product is checked for any issues with the manufacturing process.
The product is ready for packing. Two cardboard boxes are added to the top and bottom and the middle body is wrapped in bubble wrap to prevent any damage when in transport.
We use an ugly freight specialist here at hazardouscupboards.co.uk to minimise the risk of any damage when in transport.
The final product.
As you can see there is a fairly complex process that takes around a few hours to pass through the factory. We don’t keep our Coshh cupboards in stock and they take around 10 working days to get to your door. This is due to the amount we produce and also, we have to send this on a 3-5-day delivery service, so the manufacturing process is only really a few days. We do keep a range of hazardous cupboards in stock which are available next day or on a 5-day delivery as standard.
You can view the full range here.
Thank you for reading and have a great day.
Thank you for reading and have a great day.