There is no better example to illustrate the advantages of VarioShield lead lined plaster panels than the Alrijne Hospital. Completion company, Boom & Zn. in Rijswijk is working on the x-ray and low care treatments rooms in the Accident and Emergency department there. Jeffrey Boom does not mince words. “I don’t even want to think about getting those huge, heavy, leaden panels through the halls, in the elevator and up to the third floor. It’s happened more than once that I’ve sustained damage during transport or had to correct bent panels during installation. That’s all history now. The practical VarioShield panels remain completely straight and you can push a pallet from the truck to the construction site all alone.” His colleague, Emilio Rodrigues adds, “Avoiding damage is very important with radiation protection equipment. A scratch or a dent and a panel can be rejected.”
No waiting, just working.
Both gentlemen were primarily enthusiastic about the ease and speed in handling the product. Boom relates, “With a panel that’s 2.60 meters long, you need to work with three men; two to position the panel and one to screw it down. That means one man is always waiting! With VarioShield, we can work with two men or alone. No waiting, just working.” The VarioShieldPlus panels are being used in the Alrijne Hospital. Rodrigues: “The overlap really saves a lot of time. Measuring, cutting and sticking horizontal strips is no longer necessary. And each handmade strip has a chance of leakage. The VarioShieldPlus overlap is immediately radiation proof.”
Working with the lead lined plaster panels of Lead2Fix truly increases profits. Exactly how much, Boom can’t say. “But it’s a question of adding things up: simplified logistics, negligible product damage, fewer hands needed, a faster work pace and they’re ideal in situations where you have to take the environment into account. Especially at a hospital such as Alrijne Leiderdorp.”
Project: A&E Alrijne Hospital, Leiderdorp
Client: Boom & Zn.
Products: VarioShieldPlus, corner solutions, wall sockets, all plumbing, incl. water pipes and drainpipes, drains, and all fittings.