Medical equipment, much like any other type of equipment, will need some specific care during shipping. This is nothing you need to worry about though. We at Easy Move Kuwait are here to offer the foolproof steps for shipping medical equipment. Following our steps will provide you with the safest option for shipping your medical equipment. Additionally, your equipment will be ready for use immediately!
Evaluate your medical equipment
Before packing and shipping the first thing you’ll need to do is perform an evaluation. Which of the equipment is usable and in good condition? For things that aren’t in the best of conditions, we suggest repairing or replacing them. Medical care is really not something to be taken lightly. So be sure to dispose of whatever can’t be used.
Take before pictures of all the things you’ll be shipping. It’s important for you to know if everything arrived in pristine condition. So comparing between the before and after is a good way of going about it. Anything damaged can’t be used, of course. Getting trusted movers will ease your worry.
Another thing you need to be aware of is how much equipment you’re shipping. It’s good to keep inventory and always know what exactly is going on. Any reliable movers will keep the inventory for you, but you can never be too careful. We can’t stress how important these steps are enough! Only after all these things are taken care of, can you begin your packing. Even though it can seem like a lot of work, you already know the payoff will be worth it.
Use custom, tailored packaging
You might be tempted to simply place all your medical equipment in their own boxes. For smaller or less fragile pieces, this type of packaging can be sufficient. But you really should consider getting custom packaging for all the different pieces. This way you will be 100% sure of the safety of your items. For the future of the items, proper packaging is the way to go. To minimize worry, we suggest you consult expert packers to help you out. Whatever you’re not confident in doing yourself, rest assured knowing there are professionals who can take care of it for you.
A general rule of packing and moving is to always disassemble what can be disassembled. For best results, take a picture of how things look assembled. It will make the assembling much easier once your items reach their destination. This step isn’t always possible, but it will help with reducing space usage. But it will also allow you to pack things tighter and more securely.
Insurance when shipping medical equipment? Obligatory!
When it comes to delicate and expensive items such as medical equipment, nothing should be just trusted to fate. Insurance is mandatory in the transportation of medical equipment. We suggest reserving some time to search for the best insurance options for you.
Another important thing that should be handled before the shipping takes place is storage. Will your items be arriving exactly where they need to be? Or do you need short to long-term storage solutions? Our climate controlled storage units can be an incredible asset to you. Keeping your items safe at their perfect temperature, what more could you ask for?
Include all the smaller parts of the equipment
When moving big numbers of equipment, smaller things can be overlooked. But we are here to point them out, so you don’t forget about them! Cables and cords, among other smaller items, mustn’t be forgotten. Be sure to pack them safely and remember where they are. You will need them immediately upon installing your equipment. Be careful! The devil is in the details, after all.
Label your boxes
This goes for any type of moving process. If you’re shipping your items for urgent use, this step is all the more important. With covid taking its toll we all know that now more than ever medical assistance is the most important thing. To make things easier for your movers or the medical workers getting their items shipped, you have to label the boxes correctly. This way the unpacking will be incredibly easier and less time-consuming. Additionally, prior to packing, you can decide where each of the items goes. For example, you’re packing surgery equipment. Pack it all in the same box or crate!
Decide on a shipping company
Of all the logistic companies in Kuwait, you’ll want to pick the best one for your needs. It is really important that you know in advance all the services you’ll be needing from your company. There can always be additional things that need taking care of. But you have to make sure to lower the number of unexpected problems to a minimum.
Think in advance and plan accordingly. You don’t want to end up in a situation where you urgently need additional service, but the company doesn’t have the time to prepare this service for you on time. So, just be careful and really think things through!
Set aside enough time to plan out the shipping of your medical equipment
This journey you’re embarking on is fated to be unlike any other you’ve been on. This can’t be a process that takes a few days or a few hours. You need to be prepared to put in the time and really get into the nitty-gritty while planning and shipping. Each item will need to be inspected and individually taken care of with a lot of commitment and care for the benefit of the patients.
This doesn’t mean you will need years to prepare, of course. Just be sure to start a few months in advance! It will consume a lot of your time, and that’s exactly why you should get to planning and organizing as soon as possible. Now let’s get to shipping your medical equipment!