How to PREP a gun safe or gun vault before delivery.
Below are the steps necessary to prep a safe for either in-home delivery or for common carrier curbside shipment/deliveries. Before a safe leaves your facility...
- Check for any visible damage(s) to the outer cardboard box.
- Remove the outer cardboard box while carefully noting damage(s) points to the outer carton and inspect the safe carefully for any visible damage to those respective areas.
- Inspect the entire outer painted surface for any paint flaws that may be visible.
- Check the safe for proper operation - Unlock/lock and retract/throw safe bolts 4 times. After each operation open safe door to its limit. Pay special attention to the gear-drive locking mechanism to be sure that all bolts extend and retract smoothly.
- Check customer's invoice and customer's purchase order sheet thoroughly to confirm model number, painted finish, and size.
- Confirm that the interior shelf configuration is correct.
- Confirm all standard features have been installed and are operating properly.
- Confirm that the anchor bolts are placed within the safe.
- The outer body of the safe must be cleaned of any dust that has accumulated.
- The inner door panel must be removed and the inside of the door must be inspected and re-vacuumed to remove any dust or metal burrs that may have been accidentally left behind during manufacturing.
- Re-install inner safe door panel then re-check the safe for proper operation - Unlock/lock and retract/throw safe bolts 2 additional times. After each operation open safe door to its limit, then close safe door. Pay special attention to the gear-drive locking mechanism to be sure that all bolts extend and retract smoothly.
- Pre-shipping photos must be taken to show the serial number and the condition of the safe's interior and exterior before the safe is re-wrapped and leaves the facility. Print and attach photos to shipping documents.
- The shipping document must be signed by the person doing the prepping as well as shipping manager prior to re-wrapping.
- After the safe has been re-packed into the original factory packaging and made ready for shipping/delivery the shipping documents must be signed again by the person doing the prepping as well as shipping manager.
- The shipping manager will assess whether additional packaging should be applied to further protect the safe, if necessary, based on special customer requirements prior to loading into the delivery truck.