The storage of whole bodies, fragments or tissue at the scene of a mass fatality incident, emergency mortuary or permanent mortuary facility. Nutwell’s ResponStor® system distinguishes itself by providing dignified, secure and self-contained body storage when and where it is required.
Our chillers are normally set to maintain an internal temperature between 3.5 and 4°C. However, we can supply chillers that will freeze down to -25°C if required.
ResponStor® systems are used to provide incremental storage in existing mortuaries at times of excess demand, during refurbishment or periods when the permanent storage facility may not be operating. The ResponStor® system is stored flat-packed when not in use and can be assembled by two people in about 15 to 20 minutes when required. No tools or special skills are required to assemble or disassemble the ResponStor® system.
The ResponStor® system is very compact. Each ResponStor® has a footprint of 2m x 1.6m with an additional 1m x 0.6m to either side (or optionally to the rear) for the chiller unit. Standard ResponStor® systems are 1.9m tall.
Yes, ResponStor® systems conform to applicable European Union (UE/CE) regulations and meet Health & Safety/NIOSH lifting standards.
Nutwell Logistics offers a large scale ResponStor® system that is capable of storing up to 96 bodies with a very compact footprint of 12 metres by 4 metres, including chillers. This represents the highest density temporary storage available on the market. The chillers require only a standard single phase electrical supply. Temporary buildings used to housing ResponStor® systems require no expensive preparation or reparation work.
Yes, each ResponStor ® system is reusable as many times as needed. It has a 10 year life expectancy.
Other than ensuring that the ResponStor® system is kept clean there is no special maintenance regime. The ResponStor® system should be stored in a dry environment. During long periods of storage the chiller should be “exercised” every six months by switching it on and leaving it running for around 15 minutes.
The same agents and chemicals that are used to clean a permanent mortuary are used to clean the ResponStor® system. There is no need to buy any special cleaning products for the ResponStor® system.
Once assembled the ResponStor® system can be left in service indefinitely. Whilst generally we describe the ResponStor® system as “temporary” storage, we have clients that use the system continuously, month after month, to supplement their permanent storage. There is no practical limit to the period of time that the ResponStor® system can be in service.