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Armstrong equipment keeps personal protection equipment clean for workers at Drax Power Station

Armstrong equipment keeps personal protection equipment clean for workers at Drax Power Station

East Midland Instruments Ltd operate a large contract within the famous Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire.  The number of EMI operatives working within the power station varies from 50 to 150 between off peak and peak periods.  Health & Safety is a very important issue, and EMI have their own health & safety advisor on site – Chris Milner.  Everyone working on the site has to be supplied with fire retardant overalls, and these have to be kept clean.

Last year EMI replaced their very old, tired laundry equipment with new machines from Armstrong Commercial Laundry Equipment.  Armstrong supplied a Huebsch YWN washer with a 92 litre drum and a Huebsch YDE tumble dryer.  The laundry is operated by the stores staff who are responsible for the personal protection equipment.

Chris Milner told us, “The new machines are working extremely well and have already seen us through an exceptionally busy peak period.  With 150 operatives on site, that means that 150 sets of fire retardant overalls have to be washed at least three times a week – regulations demand that personal protection equipment must be kept clean. So the machines have really been put under pressure and the results have been excellent.”

For further information on our commercial laundry equipment, contact us and see how we can advise you to best suit your business.

What our clients say...

  • “Our machines have come from several suppliers – there is a big difference in the standards of support we receive and Armstrong gets 10 out of 10 – their service has been consistently excellent over several years and when you’re as busy as we are, that’s very important.”

    Jacqui Butler

  • “It’s important to get the right equipment for the job, too small and it won’t do it properly, too big and you are wasting money, energy and space. It is also important to deal with a company you trust to supply reliable equipment and give you the support you need. As expected, the installation went smoothly, we have never had the slightest problem and I know Armstrong will deal with it if we do.”

    Colin Farquharson, St Ermin’s Hotel

  • “Our relationship with Armstrong goes back a long way, and they continue to give us excellent service and extremely reliable equipment.”

    Suzy Brandwood, The Elms School

  • “On average the equipment is working 14 hours a day throughout the week.  The new dryers are brilliant, easy to use, efficient and reliable!”

    Wendy Clayton, Chepstow Nursing & Care Home

  • “The machines are kept very busy, work well and have been very reliable.”

    Fr Oliver, Douai Abbey

  • “That’s the thing with Armstrong, if you ask for service you get it – quickly.  We know we can rely on them which is really important as the speed and quality of the laundry is vital to the hotel.”

    James Suter, The Gliffae Country House Hotel

  • “As before I am delighted with the dryers, they are really efficient and reliable and the customers find them very easy to use.”

    Shaid Aziz, Bright Wash Launderette

  • “We’re delighted with the new dryer. We pride ourselves on a very personal level of care here, keeping up with the laundry and it all coming out looking good is an important aspect of this care and this machine has been excellent since it was installed.”

    Marilyn Collins, Oaklands Care Home