Keeping Cool With The Proper Temporary Warehouse Structure
Use Temporary Structures To Beat The Heat
During the summer is when the risk is the highest for heat exhaustion as well as other heat-related accidents and illnesses. Precautions need to be taken during these times to ensure that employees remain safe.
Temporary Structures As Heat-Reduced Structures
Temporary structures offer many benefits that can help reduce being exposed to extreme heat. When a food or work tent is installed it helps to make an area that can be used by on-site workers to eat and take a break without being exposed to harmful direct sunlight and heat. A temporary storage warehouse can help to protect sensitive products and employees from harmful exposure. Similar types of applications may be used in military operations and on bases to make sure service personnel and officers stay safe. They also help with exposure to the elements being reduced that may employees from being able to do their jobs.
Amenities That May Help with Beating the Heat
Structures can have many amenities added to them, such as HVAC systems that have dehumidification capabilities. These are more practical for structures that are sealed off. When an HVAC system is installed it can provide personnel, workers, and guests with a structure that has a temperature-regulated environment. It can be very helpful to have dehumidification in parts of the country with high humidity, like in the Mid-South. These combined applications can help to increase worker productivity and reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion.
Temporary Warehouse Structures offers a wide range of fabric tops that you can add to any structure to help reduce the effects of summer heat. Natural lighting is allowed for by a translucent top, which during the day also offers a bright interior. They are recommended to use for warehouse structures and construction covers, due to the fact that they are made out of lightweight material and offering natural light. This kind of fabric top reduces how much UV light exposure clients and workers are exposed to while they are inside of the structure. The opaque or blackout is another kind of fabric top that eliminates all light to keep the interior of a structure cooler.
There are also water services that are available and may be deployed into areas where access to these resources are limited. Tankers allow for water and restroom facilities to be used, to give workers access to a cool shelter and fresh drinking water.
General Tips for Heat Safety
Stay hydrated. You can reduce heat exhaustion effects greatly by drinking fluids all day long. Make sure to have plenty of water coolers or other fresh drinking water sources available to your workers.
Wear appropriate clothing. You can help to keep your body cool by wearing lightweight clothing and light colors. Stay in compliance with your dress code, but also make sure your work attire can accommodate extreme heat levels.
Protect your skin. One thing that is naturally associated with sun exposure is ultraviolet rays. They can be kept out by covering or shade. Make sure that your workers apply generous amounts of sunscreen to protect themselves.