HELP AND ADVICE FOR

OPTIMISING YOUR VACCINE FRIDGE

Recording Your Min/Max Temperatures

Please select the controller image that depicts the controllers used in your branch:

Standard Controller

Standard Controller

(Rectangle controller)

Advanced Controller

Advanced Controller

(Red LED display)

Control Controller

°Control Controller

(Blue LED display)

To View Min/Max 'Air' Temperature

Standard Controller View min/max air temperature step 1
Standard Controller View min/max air temperature step 2
Standard Controller View min/max air temperature step 3
Standard Controller View min/max air temperature step 5
Standard Controller View min/max air temperature step 6
Standard Controller View min/max air temperature step 7

To Reset Min/Max 'Air' Temperature

Standard Controller Reset min/max air temperature step 1
Standard Controller Reset min/max air temperature step 2
Standard Controller Reset min/max air temperature step 3
Standard Controller Reset min/max air temperature step 4
Standard Controller Reset min/max air temperature step 5
Standard Controller Reset min/max air temperature step 6
Standard Controller Reset min/max air temperature step 7
Standard Controller Reset min/max air temperature step 8

If you're still having problems with your fridge our customer service team are on hand to help on...

0344 815 3742

Advice on: Positioning Your Fridge

The location of your fridge is very important to ensure it works effectively and isn’t put under any unnecessary stress that could shorten its working life. The tips below should help you ensure the vaccine fridge in your branch is positioned correctly.

  • Fridge must be positioned out of direct sunlight, so therefore away from any window.
  • Always position your fridge away from a heat source, such as a radiator.
  • Always position your fridge on a level floor surface with adequate air circulation.
  • Always ensure your fridge has a 10cm gap around and above it for good air circulation.
  • If you take delivery of a new fridge or if you are moving your existing fridge, you MUST leave it to stand for 24 hours before plugging it in. Failure to do this can result in damage to the refrigeration system and affect your vaccine storage, and will invalidate your warranty.

Advice on: Stocking Your Fridge

Vaccines are expensive, therefore, it is vital that they are stored correctly inside your fridge. Below is some help and advice on how to do this correctly to avoid costly wastage.

The inside of your Lec Medical vaccine fridge has been designed specifically to ensure the correct temperature storage conditions exist, from specialist fan covers to wire shelves for good air circulation, it is important to follow the advice below.

  • The MHRA recommends that you stock the refrigerator no more than 75% capacity to achieve optimum performance.
  • Only store medical items in your vaccine fridge. Never store food in your vaccine fridge – this has its own specific temperature storage range.
  • Always leave a 1cm gap between your vaccines wherever possible to ensure the best air circulation.
  • Always ensure your fridge is kept clean both inside and around the door seal.
  • Never allow vaccines to be in contact with the back or sides of the unit, which could result in freezing rendering the vaccines useless.
  • Do not stack vaccines above the fan, which could block or restrict the airflow around the unit.
  • Always restock your fridge as quickly as possible. When the door is open, warmer air can enter the appliance. (However, this doesn’t mean your vaccines will suddenly become warmer. Their core temperature changes much more slowly than air temperature.)
  • Opening your fridge door for a long period (eg restocking) will affect the internal temperature.
  • Never take your daily minimum/maximum readings just after restocking your fridge, so always plan your restocking around your min/max routine.

Does Your Vaccine Fridge Need Replacing?

45L Countertop Pharmacy Fridge

45L
Countertop
Pharmacy
Fridge

GDPA Code:
PE109C

151L Under-counter Pharmacy Fridge

151L
Under-counter
Pharmacy
Fridge

GDPA Code:
PGRC151UK

273L Freestanding Pharmacy Fridge

273L
Freestanding
Pharmacy
Fridge

GDPA Code:
PGRC273UK

353L Freestanding Pharmacy Fridge

353L
Freestanding
Pharmacy
Fridge

GDPA Code:
PGRC353UK

Helpful Numbers

In the unlikely event you are experiencing issues with your Lec vaccine fridge, please call our Customer Care Centre on the number shown. Our team will do their best to help you resolve the issue over the phone.

We will need the model number and serial number of the fridge so please have these ready for us. (These can be found on the silver data label inside your fridge.)