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Offline osopolare

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Festool for roll-on / roll-off equipment and supplies.
« on: September 12, 2019, 05:45 PM »
This is a bit out of the ordinary but I'm hoping this group can help.

I'm working on an application for event medical stations (think festivals, concerts, sporting events). 

The idea being that we could pack everything needed for the station into Festool racks at the warehouse, load them into a van, and roll them off at the site.  Then we'd provide services for a few days, clean up, roll everything back onto the van, and off at the warehouse for restocking.

The big problem we have is that we sometimes have 4 or 5 events back to back and we currently have no way to pre-load multiple racks of our medical gear and supplies so we don't have to do it during a short turn-around between events.

Does this make sense?  Do you think Festool gear could work here?  Am I barking up the wrong tree?

Thanks y'all for your advice.

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Festool for roll-on / roll-off equipment and supplies.
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 06:37 PM »
@osopolare ,

I will suggest that you contact Tanos US about your situation.  They have been heavily getting into the medical field with what you are talking about including solutions for first responders.  Tanos US


Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Festool for roll-on / roll-off equipment and supplies.
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 06:38 PM »
If you're looking expressly for medical solutions, take a look at the Systainer parent company "Tanos"

These can be stored in the mentioned Festool racks.

Tanos also has lockable metal racks, these could be handy for storing Rx stuff. Drawback: they don't come on/with casters.

EDIT: Peter beat me to it.

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Offline jjowen

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Re: Festool for roll-on / roll-off equipment and supplies.
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 06:49 PM »
You talk of Festool racks, but I am coming up with a picture of you having stacks of pre-packed tanos/festool systainers, clearly labeled with different contents, or different colours, in you warehouse. Depending on the type of event (expecting high levels of drug use, or heat stroke, oxygen masks, etc, etc) you grab different combinations of systainers for the event, lock them together, maybe on wheeled bases or trollies and off you go. May be some for collecting medical waste in a particular colour.

You would need lots of systainers, but I think the concept would work very well.

If you are going to invest big in systainers, check out the new Systainer3 coming out next year. They are supposed to have some improvements for transporting in vehicles.

When I get a handyman task off-site, it is a case of grabbing the required collection of systainers. locking the together and off I go.

Good luck with the idea, let us know how it goes.
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Offline Gregor

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Re: Festool for roll-on / roll-off equipment and supplies.
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 07:40 PM »
A little late to the party, but:

I wouldn't use racks, but a load of as the organizing storage for your stations. The individual drawers can nicely be pre-packed at your base and as they can be swapped between the 'drawer rack' systainers within seconds (while being protected from accidently being pulled out of them completely, toppling and spilling their contents, when opening in a hurry) they can quickly be mixed and matched to give you a stack of easily accessible drawers (that have enough space even for bigger stuff and with the organizer options can also hold smaller items like syringes and whatnot in an easily accessible and organized manner) that can quickly be tailored for a particular use, with the ability to re-arrange them in case demand changes.

On-site stations could quickly be refilled by bringing replacement drawers (a stack of empty SORT/3 and a cart/roll for transportation) for the out/low ones so one dosn't have to replace a whole systainer with multiple drawers when only one needs refill (or even the whole stack) while not having to occupy the station to shuffle individual contents into place with patiens waiting. Having defined drawer types makes it easy for a station to order 'we need one #2 and two #5' when they see the need of a refill coming, way easier than having to list individual materials.

Speaking about refilling: I think I would have one SORT/3 extra per drawer type with refills to always have 3 ready-to-go replacements for each type of consumeable drawers (and one whole additional station in case things go south, which I have seen happening when I did medical services for events some ~25 years ago). In case you need more material (longer or back-to-back events) where it dosn't make sense to bring loads of pre-packed refill drawers I would suggest using normal systainers (one or a set per type of drawer) to carry bulk-in-bag of everything needed to refill that certain drawer configuration, so these are refilled on-site, leading to returning to base with all stations basically being ready to go to the next job and only the bulk storage systainers in need of refill (when using the usual slow time at the end of an event to clean up things). Everything labeled (both the drawers and the storage systainers with the refills) per type should make it obvious which drawers belong to what bulk-in-bag storage systainer(s), should give you an easy and quick to operate system.

Maybe also think about (the hole pattern MDF tops replaced with with solid, water- and disinfectant proof sheets) so you could setup work areas where/when you need them, eg. to create a backstage station where you can set removed-from-systainer drawers currently in the process of being refilled at a comfortable working height - should you do events that are more... rustic or open air where there are only tents.

Add a bunch sys-cart (for places where you have even, stable ground) or sys-roll (for rougher terrain) to move stacks if systainers around quickly without having to carry.

I wouldn't recommend the older sortainers, the SORT/3 are IMHO better since they're easier to open (bigger, easier to operate lockbar), have pull-out protection (though easy to intentionally overcome when you actually want to completely pull a drawer), are quicker to un-/stack (as of T-Loc), keep the drawer contents in place even when being turned upside down (as the drawer top is closed by the flat, closed top of the slot it goes into) and there is only one type of drawer so they can be re-arranged freely.

Hope this hepls.

Offline chris s

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Re: Festool for roll-on / roll-off equipment and supplies.
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 03:06 PM »
I would recommend road cases which can be built to any configuration. In addition  they are not overly expensive. In the conditions stated I don"t think the Festool stuff will hold up.