the 1980's, the Department of Health reviewed the MDB-type system
and introduced the idea of fitted storage units supported, not by plinths
from the floor, (as with MDB) but a system which had a cleaning zone
underneath the units, requiring the units to either corbel from the
wall, and to thus support the worktop, or to be hung from the underside
of worktops, themselves supported by cantilever brackets. Both methods
use stub legs under the units where additional support is required.
new specification under HEALTH TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM 63
also embraced the advantages and versatility of newly introduced materials,
such as Medium Density Fibre board, and the advancing development in
drawer type ironmongery, allowing greater scope for maximising on storage
space, and introducing more user-friendly, ergonomic designs.
The HTM 63 System bottom shelf is at 300mm above floor
level and therefore requires less bending to reach items being stored.
It is possible to clean under the HTM 63 units.
In the case of the cantilever support system, the cupboard
units can be moved around under the worktops without the need to disturb
the worktop, or floor finishes.
open storage units shown in this HTM Range are used
where vertical divisions are appropriate. Where uninterrupted shelving
is required for storing lengthy items, we would be pleased if you would
supply information on your loading requirements to our sales department.
comprising a group of inter-related sub-components intended for assembly
in a variety of Staff Base Island layouts, but can also be used to form
reception, interview and other work stations.
features of the system are:
telescopic sliding gear on units with pull-out fronts or drawers to
hinged doors open through 270 degrees
Alternative methods of support for Worktops and Lower Storage Components
are included in this brochure.
Lower Storage units are located 300mm above floor level to permit
the use of floor cleaning machines and reduce undue bending down in
use of Lower Storage. Shelf area is not reduced by this. Most of the
Lower Storage Components may be fitted with tops, legs and castors
and used as mobile under-bench storage.
the mouse over the sections on the diagram below to view the details for
the various zones, A to E (diagram is a simplified side