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Date: 08/04/20

supporting the country’s heroes

Currently, we are living in truly testing times. It’s so important that we all come together in times of need and help one another through hardship and uncertainty. The whole team at Armorgard would like to express their thanks to all of those who are working to help flatten the curve of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

We would also like to acknowledge the hard work and efforts of every single person who has helped in the build and set up of the NHS Nightingale Hospitals across the country.

The team at Armorgard are privileged to have supported the build of the NHS Nightingale Hospital London, which opened on 3rd April 2020 with the potential capacity of holding 4,000 patients. The London ExCeL exhibition centre was transformed in just 9 days. It was with the help of the hundreds of contractors, military personnel, medical staff and the thousands of individuals that this was all made possible.

  • Forma-Stor (FR400-T)

Two of the Armorgard Forma-Stor ​units are being used side by side in the NHS Nightingale Hospital, to safely and securely house pharmaceuticals and medication. The Armorgard Forma-Stor is police approved for the storage of controlled drugs.

The Forma-Stor comes flat-packed, with the option of being pre-built, making transportation quick and easy to fit through entrances and indoor spaces. There is a strong, fitted OSB board floor, as well as 5-lever deadlocks and jemmy-proof joins, keeping the container strong and secure - vital in contexts like these. To help with organisation and ease of storing goods, the Forma-Stor is being used with the optional extras available - shelving and lighting fitted.

Additionally, the Forma-Stor has also been supplied for contractors during the build of the hospital, helping keep their tools and equipment safe and secure.

  • Gorilla Gas Cage (GGC6)

The Nightingale Hospital are using 8 Armorgard Gorilla Gas Cages just outside of the hospital to safely segregate clean, dirty, full and empty oxygen cylinders for the hospital ventilators - which is critical support equipment.

These security cages are suitable for outside use, as they are galvanised to resist weather conditions for maximum durability. Although they can be quickly dismantled and stored as individual panels, the Gorilla Gas Cages are a unique, modular bolt-together design with a padlock point for security. They also have the facility to be fixed to the ground for further security.​

  • LoadAll (LA1000 and LA750-PRO)

The Armorgard LoadAll board trolleys were used as part of the transformation project from the ExCeL centre to NHS Nightingale. These robust and space-saving board trolleys helped with transporting plasterboard and other large sheet materials around the site quickly and safely, requiring minimal manpower. 

The LA1000 is certified to carry a load of 1 tonne and the LA750-PRO has the capacity to carry 750 kilos, easing manual handling and allowing more to be transported at once. These trolleys helped a considerable amount as their H-frame is designed to manoeuvre through doorways and other narrow spaces.

Once again, thank you to all the key workers for your truly commendable and admirable efforts during this period. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to anyone who has been directly affected by the illness.

From the Armorgard team, we urge the general public to follow the government advice - stay home, save lives and protect the NHS. Take care and stay safe.

Armorgard is still open for business - we continue to have stock ready for next day delivery and we are happy to communicate via video chat, phone or email. The team are working from home where possible, and those in our head office have been adhering to government guidelines at all times.

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