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Resourceful Railex

17 November 2009

If ever there is a department which benefits from the famous Railex mobile filing and storage design concept then it has to be Human Resources – as notably shown by their installation at King’s College Hospital in Camberwell, South London – one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals in the city.

King’s College offers a unique profile of strong local services and specialist skills to a catchment area of over 700,000 people within the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, and as such has an administrative staff of some 6000 people whose personnel records of course need to be properly and safely stored. Having reached saturation point with a disparate mixture of lateral and four drawer cabinets within a dedicated room, Kelly Herbert of HR sought advice from the appropriate colleagues and the Railex name came in to the frame. Following attentive consultancy procedure and drawing up focused plans, it was agreed to install a Railex Rollastore system consisting of 17 cabinet units across 8 bays 1000mm wide by 355mm deep and 2045mm high. The unique construction features extra strong steel uprights which are simply opened or closed and locked by virtue of neat hand wheel operation. Each bay can accommodate 6 levels of Railex pockets – which consist of the innovative lateral polypropylene design featuring a translucent and durable format with cut-away sections for easy access and smooth user friendly edging. The fabric is tear resistant and 100 % recyclable, and each pocket accommodates an individual file and is fitted with a 140mm magnified index tab which can be linked to its neighbours.

Kelly Herbert is delighted with the whole project and successful result. "The Railex people certainly knew what they were about, and the complete installation took only two days. The new system offers many benefits, especially as it is obviously a sensitive area in terms of the contents of the records. The files are easily identifiable within the pockets whilst being kept secure and in good condition. The configuration also incorporates plenty of spare room for expansion, and if necessary because the mobile system is mounted on a plinth it doesn’t interfere with the structure of the building, and it would be easy to relocate should we ever wish to".


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