Working in an industrial site like construction is considered to be high-risk. The nature of the job involves climbing up tall heights, carrying and assembling heavy loads, as well as operating heavy machinery, among many others. For this, it is the contractor’s responsibility to ensure that the workers are afforded workplace safety.
Apart from providing workers with safety tools and uniforms, another element that can prove to be a big help is a site shelter. Here are some reasons why it’s an indispensable structure on-site.
Weather can be unpredictable at times. When rain pours, it’s not advisable to let the workers keep working because they are all the more vulnerable to slips and falls. During the downpour, they could use a place where they can wait for the rain to stop. To maintain productivity, though, this shelter can also function as a makeshift work area so that the work that can be done in enclosed spaces can still be completed without delay.
Tools and Equipment Storage
The shelter can also serve as a temporary storage room for tools and equipment. Having proper storage for these items not only helps prevent accidents with workers tripping over or mishandling them, but it also helps protect them from damage. They help ensure that the tools are in good shape before they can be used again.
Construction workers sometimes have to work ‘round the clock, especially when deadlines are approaching. However, these workers do get physically tired, too. If they do not get enough rest and are not able to recharge, they are less likely to be productive at work. More importantly, they face a much bigger risk of getting into an accident because they are no longer as sharp and focused.
Having a worker’s lounge on-site allows them to take the proper breaks they need so that they can get back to work re-energized and more alert. With everyone in top shape and concentration, they can work faster without compromising their safety.
Putting up temporary shelters such as this is possible with container domes. Companies like Container Domes Australia can provide the necessary requirements for temporary structures like this.
Emergency Shelter. HumanitarianResponse.info.