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Why You Should Always Use Mobile or Wall-Mounted Apron Racks to Store Your Lead Aprons

Regarding radiological protection, every detail matters—right down to how you store your lead aprons. Radiological procedures are a daily reality in many medical settings, necessitating lead aprons to protect staff from X-ray radiation. However, the way these protective garments are stored can significantly impact their effectiveness and longevity.

The Risks of Improper Storage

Whether made from leaded or non-leaded materials, lead aprons are designed to block radiation and protect the wearer. But when folded, these heavy garments are prone to creases. Over time, these creases can turn into cracks, compromising the apron’s ability to shield against radiation. The material’s integrity is crucial for safety, and improper storage risks not only the health of the staff but also the financial cost of frequently replacing these essential items.

To avoid such costly damages, it’s advisable to invest in proper storage solutions. Mobile and wall-mounted apron racks offer the best conditions for storing lead aprons safely and effectively.

These racks provide a permanent solution where space is available. They keep aprons spread out, avoiding folds and creases. Here are a couple of options to consider:

RAR 1000 Front Render 2
RAR-P4 RENDER 1

This rack allows aprons to hang separately on individual rods that can swing out, making it easy to retrieve or store an apron without disturbing others. View Product

Perfect for smaller spaces or lower volume needs, this peg rack offers a straightforward, compact solution for hanging aprons vertically. View Product

Mobile racks are ideal for facilities where aprons must be moved between rooms or stored compactly when not in use.

RAR-MAR 36 With Hangers Spread .4
RAR-MSA10 Renders Updated.39

This valet rack is easily movable and accessible, making it a practical option for dynamic medical environments. View Product

Designed to store multiple aprons in a garment-style arrangement, this rack features arms extending to minimize contact between aprons, reducing wear and tear. View Product

These racks provide a permanent solution where space is available. They keep aprons spread out, avoiding folds and creases. Here are a couple of options to consider:

RAR 1000 Front Render 2

This rack allows aprons to hang separately on individual rods that can swing out, making it easy to retrieve or store an apron without disturbing others. View Product

RAR-P4 RENDER 1

Perfect for smaller spaces or lower volume needs, this peg rack offers a straightforward, compact solution for hanging aprons vertically. View Product

Mobile racks are ideal for facilities where aprons must be moved between rooms or stored compactly when not in use.

RAR-MAR 36 With Hangers Spread .4

This valet rack is easily movable and accessible, making it a practical option for dynamic medical environments. View Product

RAR-MSA10 Renders Updated.39

Designed to store multiple aprons in a garment-style arrangement, this rack features arms extending to minimize contact between aprons, reducing wear and tear. View Product

Conclusion

Choosing the correct storage method for your lead aprons extends their life and ensures they continue to provide maximum protection against radiation. Both mobile and wall-mounted racks serve this purpose effectively, accommodating different space and usage needs. By selecting a quality storage rack, you invest in the safety and efficiency of your radiology department, safeguarding both your staff and your bottom line.

If you still aren’t sure which lead apron racks are right for you, it’s a good idea to give us a call at 1-866-575-1307 or talk to us through our chat or e-mail us at service@phillips-safety.com

Our experts will be able to tell you what you need for your application.

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