A drug safe is a secure storage unit which complies with legislative requirements for pharmaceuticals and are used by chemists and medical facilities to safeguard their drugs and keep them out of reach of unauthorized persons.
Drug safes are usually used by:
- Aged care facilities
- Medical clinics
At Safes Australia we can arrange for the delivery and full installations of any drugs safes Australia wide. Our pharmacy safes are available in different sizes and capacities and can be affixed to the floor or wall.
Why you may need a Drug Safe
Each State and Territory in Australia requires medical facilities to store their drugs in compliant pharmacy safes, and our safes are all compliant with the regulations. Apart from legislative requirements there are other important reasons you may need a drug safe. Drugs can harm as well as cure. The right dose can solve an ailment whereas the wrong dose can cause severe or life-threatening side effects. Here are some reasons you should have a Drug safe:
- Keeping the medicine out of reach of children
Children have much curiosity and love to find and taste things. It’s important to keep things that can harm a child out of their reach, especially medicine. Medicines can have adverse effects on a child and can potentially affect the development of organs. Keeping even simple medicines away from a child and keeping them safe should be the top priority of any parent. Drug safes are a must where there are children involved.
- Keeping prescription medicine safe
Prescription medicine should only be in reach of a person who has total knowledge about the medicine. It is important to store prescription medicine out of reach of unauthorised staff or others in order to safe keep the medicine and keep them from being used in unauthorised ways.
- Medicine for mental health patients:
If you are running a facility for people with mental health issues, having a drug safe can help you keep medicine out of their reach. This may also be important in a home setting.
You should consider the following before you go ahead with buying a drug safe:
- Separate shelves
- Locking mechanism
- Size of the drug safe depending on the available space
Looking to buy a drug safe? Consider buying one from our wide range of drug safes to fit your needs and wants.