Many medical facilities that start out, or even if you share building space with other businesses, find that they have limited space to work with. When you have need for a lab space, you often times have to make the best of your situation with smaller laboratory spaces, which requires awareness to laboratory optimization techniques. There are several different ways you can maximize space in your medical lab to make the most of your available space and increase both productivity and efficiency.
Most open layout labs allow equipment and work area sharing. Not everyone that works in the lab space needs equipment of their own. So, incorporating some communication and collaboration is efficient in these scenarios. This will also promote a healthy team culture, while cutting costs on buying unnecessary or extra equipment.
This is one of those no brainer tips. Keep the clutter clear. Make sure that your lab is regularly stocked and straightened up. The less clutter, the more space. Always check the location of equipment and tools used to make sure they are out of the way but conveniently located.
The equipment in your lab allows it to run smoothly. Investing in some smart equipment helps in many ways. You are increasing not only work quality, but the quantity of tasks you are able to perform. Making sure your lab equipment is up to date and good quality is vital. Some of the smart equipment is designed with lab space in mind, allowing the workspace in your lab to be maximized by reducing the need for multiple different devices, tools, or equipment in general.
Using labels to organize and mark designated areas of tools and equipment is a major help in minimizing clutter and maximizing workspace in your medical lab. Get that label maker ready, get set, and organize!
Let's face it, too many hands in the kitchen is a bad thing. You can't get your work done if you are constantly bumping into others or waiting for them to finish their tasks so you can do yours. Make the best of your time in the lab space with a proper schedule for use. This will help make the space in your lab less daunting in order for everyone to get their tasks done correctly and quickly.
These are a few tips to help maximize your lab space and keep every corner intentional and functional for the lab’s overall goals. Maximizing your lab space can help to also optimize functionality and keep profit margins higher. When you are ready to learn more about laboratory optimization, contact our experienced lab consultants today!