Accessibility, Security, & Ergonomics
A university admissions office was having trouble keeping up with over 2,976 full-time undergraduate students. The admissions office, with over 6,500 files that need to be kept immediately accessible to staff while still remaining confidential. Sourcewell (formerly NJPA) contract high density file storage (more information on Sourcewell contracts) was installed in the admissions office of the university to provide easy and secure access to staff members while saving space and improving ergonomics. Click here for more information about high density file storage carousels.
Sourcewell Contracts for High Density File Storage
Previously, the office used 820 square feet of lateral filing cabinets. The entire top row wasn't used at all, as it was unreachable for some of the staff. The files were difficult to locate, unsecured, and wasted space. Two vertical filing carousels with roll-out drawers were chosen because of their ability to accommodate the safety of the staff, security of confidential files, and availability on a cooperative Sourcewell contract, which saved them both time and money. Sourcewell has created a national cooperative contract purchasing solution for its member agencies, which include all government and education agencies nationwide. By purchasing a system from an Sourcewell contract vendor, the admissions office was able to save time and money since it offers a quick and easy acquisition process that doesn't require the review of numerous individual solicitations.
The high density file storage carousels solved three problems for the university by improving staff sagety and ergonomics, providing greater file security, and increasing productivity. An additional benefit was the large amount of space that was saved—the carousels saved 50% of previously used floor space and reduced their storage from 820 to 414 square feet. Staff members no longer have to bend or reach to access files, and instead simply push a button to have the files delivered to them at an ergonomic level. The system's bi-parting doors allows it to be locked up when not in use. Click here to watch a video about how a construction company was able to increase their storage capacity by 38% in the same storage footprint by installing high density file storage carousels.
Contact Us for Sourcewell Contract High Density File Storage
Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for high density file storage available on an Sourcewell contract. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.