The National Archives of Australia recently selected Bosco Storage Solutions to supply Boscotek high density drawer storage systems for their static archive storage and plan storage upgrade at the Mitchell Storage Facility in Canberra.
Nearing the end of its working life, the National Archive's existing mobile archive storage system needed replacing with a new and modern storage system that met the requirements of the Government department. Meeting these requirements would help to ensure Australia’s historical documents and maps were stored efficiently and securely for decades to come.
The Boscotek industrial drawer storage system was customised to suit the National Archives’ large format cabinet specification, which included the requirement of 98 high density drawer storage cabinets.
Each storage module contained 25 drawers, each to comfortably fit A0 size maps. This custom configuration allowed efficient and organised archive storage that was quick to retrieve, while also allowing total map visibility for staff.
The specification also included the additional feature of a specially designed rear hood and hinged front flap to protect the contents in each drawer.
Boscotek also provided anOccupational Health and Safety design feature in their patented anti-tilt mechanism used in the drawer archive storage cabinets. This provided the customer with a safety solution that prevents cabinets from tipping when multiple drawers are opened.
The completed archive storage project ran smoothly and was finished within the contracted period, much to the delight of the management at the National Archives who were pleased with the product and it’s performance.