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Drug safe installation (bolting and anchoring) Qld

by | Jan 19, 2020 | .

Various Australian state governments have passed legislation that requires Chemists and Pharmacists to store dangerous drugs in a secure safe. An appropriately constructed “drug safe” can be tricky to find. It is also worth pointing out that Queensland has the toughest specifications of all the states.

Whilst a standard drug safe might be okay for Victoria it will not pass a Qld Health Inspectors keen eye. I have written much on the dangers of buying a drug safe from interstate. However this post is dedicated to how drug safes MUST be installed in Queensland as drug safe installation is not a simple matter.

When the Qld Health act was written much attention was given to drug safe design and construction. This has resulted in regulations that demand Brisbane (and provincial) chemists only use a quality drug safe to store dangerous drugs. Additionally the regulations go into great detail  how a drug cabinet must be secured to the floor or wall.This is to ensure that it cant be removed easily by criminals. Alas this part of bolting was written almost 20 years ago. They could not for see that many chemists (in the future) would be in shopping centres and have plasterboard walls. This has made “securing drug safes ” difficult.

The easiest solution I have found is to bolt the drug safe to the concrete floor. This fine if there is a concrete floor but what if its a wooden floor. Or what if the only area the safe will fit is on top of the chemist’s dispensary platform. Chemist shops tend to have a raised area at the rear that most chemists work from.

This “platform” is usually made from chipboard and it requires some clever thinking. If the installation the drug safe is to comply with the Qld Health Act. We have been selling and installing drug safes in Brisbane for almost 25 years. To date we have not had any of our installs or safes condemned by QLD Health.

We recently had a Chemist who has a disabled staff member. We installed the Drug safe on a raised stand so as not to cause injury to the staff members back. After much consultation with Qld Health we finally got approval to modify the drug safe and install it so all concerned are happy.

If you have any questions relating to drug safe installation please call or email me and I will be happy to help.

 

This chart shows how much holding force a concrete screw can applies

A REALLY BIG dangerous drug safe 1500 mm tall !!

Big bolts will always be better than small ones
Criminals make short work of cheap safes !

Drug safe installation Vers 1.13

Click here for link to QLD Health drug safe guidelines

 

link above to the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 for your information. Appendix 6 is located on page 275.

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Nicola Tuite
Nicola Tuite
01:02 06 Nov 21
Jamie from KGB was fantastic. Very prompt service, friendly, professional and fixed both locks. Very reasonable price. I would highly recommend.read more
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Michael Anthonisz
10:00 01 Nov 21
I had a first class experience with KGB Security. Kel was very helpful in assisting me to assess my security needs. He didn't try to push anything on me and instead was more concerned with helping me find the most appropriate option. His offsider Alex was also very helpful in assisting me complete the transaction. It was smooth sailing from the get-go. Would thoroughly recommend.read more
Tanya L
Tanya L
19:00 29 Oct 21
Had been locked out last night and the friendly serviceman just open our door in less than 2 mins! We had Jamie and he was fast, friendly and flawless! Thank you!read more
Rod Severn
Rod Severn
09:20 19 Oct 21
Knowledgeable, helpful and great friendly service. I'd happily use them again.
Tim Krekt
Tim Krekt
19:46 14 Sep 21
Great range of high security products. Professional and prompt installation.Highly recommendread more
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Sharna West
03:28 04 Sep 21
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Harrison Pozzebon
01:44 03 Sep 21
I snapped my car key to my old defender and need a replacement, withing the hour I had a new set. Excellent work, the keys worked perfectly unlike competitors such as Bunnings. If you want quality work go see KGB Locksmith & Security!read more
Sandra W
Sandra W
04:07 23 Aug 21
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Cyrus Parsa
Cyrus Parsa
22:26 17 Aug 21
Amazing customer service with knowledgeable staff who are willing to help you to find what you need. Many thanks to office staff, warehouse manager and delivery and installation team.Well done, keep up the good work.👍👍👍read more
Roger Thompson
Roger Thompson
01:14 14 Aug 21
KGB were able to resolve my big bunch of keys from 10 to 2 with what a layman might call locksmithing magic ! Top marks for friendly and efficient service. I would recommend this company in a heartbeatread more
Angela Barlow
Angela Barlow
03:47 13 Aug 21
Called in with a padlock issue which was fixed on the spot. Wayne provided great advice on how to avoid the issue occurring in the future. Thanks 🙂read more
Todd Furlong
Todd Furlong
20:53 05 Aug 21
The service from KGB security was above and beyond. They gave me advice on restoring an antique safe for display and even helped me find parts. Highly recommend there service.read more
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Steve Groves
06:46 07 Jul 21
Even several years after I purchased a safe from KGB they provided prompt and personal service to help me out they have a great customer focus. I highly recommend themread more
Hiba Bee
Hiba Bee
05:05 02 Jul 21
I needed my car key repaired, I had no idea if that was possible or if i was even at the right place. I rocked up at KGB Coopers Plains with no mask on and we are in LOCK DOWN :OI was KINDLY reminded that I needed to have a mask. No attitude, No frowning, just absolute POLITENESS. I eventually managed to find a mask in my car.Although they were not able to help me, they took the time to have a look at my problem (key) and even gave me a temporary solution. Thanking you Jamie. I was also directed to the right place/person and offered to call that person for me. Thanking you Wayne.Though this is just the normal way to interact with one another. It seems these days that a lot of people have forgotten that we all need one another and a simple smile or a kind word go a long way.Best customer service 🙂 Once more, Thank you to both Jamie and Wayneread more
Winston Axel Jones
Winston Axel Jones
00:16 19 May 21
Wayne was able to get Paul their master locksmith to open my cash drawer within a matter of seconds, due to the cheap design and locking mechanism it was deemed an unviable repair for which they didn't charge me anything. Very professional operation and I have no hesitation in recommending them for your lock and security needs, now or in the future.read more
Anh Lim
Anh Lim
04:41 17 Apr 21
Cal and his team are exceptional. One of our business safes wouldn’t open over the weekend... I contacted Cal on the Saturday and he organised a specialist locksmith to arrive at the store and sort out the problem. They provided prompt, professional and reliable service. I highly recommend KGB Coopers Plain!read more
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