Working on a construction site presents a number of risks. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the fatal injury rate in the construction industry is higher than the national average for other industries. Construction site enclosures can decrease the level of risk associated with construction sites, potentially making them a safer environment.
Numerous hazards exist on construction sites, many of which can be mitigated by using construction site enclosures. Construction sites utilize specific equipment and training in order to make them as safe as possible, but they can still be precarious. The ground can become slick, and weather can create dangers for those on the job site.
The single largest source of fatal injuries on construction sites are trips, falls and slips. The risk of one of these occurring is greatly increased by wet and icy conditions on a job site. Construction site enclosures can help reduce these dangers, making any job site safer.
Construction site enclosures protect from the elements
A number of hazards on a job site, from loose material on the ground, to uneven footing, can cause slips and falls. But ice is especially unsafe. In order to keep job sites protected, tensioned fabric structure (TFS) construction site enclosures can be used to help keep out the elements, and keep the site safe.
The weather is one of the great unpredictable variables in any construction project. As buildings are constructed, they are often exposed to the elements for long periods of time. Rain and snow can enter a site, freezing over and creating icy conditions for workers. Construction site enclosures offer shelter from the elements.
Their lightweight design makes it easy to install them on any jobsite, while the durable fabric used to cover the structures protects construction sites from rain, snow, wind and the sun.
TFS construction site enclosures are constructed with a flexible aluminum frame and covered in a durable fabric. The best fabric is a PVC coated polyester scrim manufactured per ISO 9001 standards. The fabric can withstand temperatures from -22 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. This extremely strong material is excellent at keeping out wind, rain and snow.
With peak heights of 54’ and widths that range in size from 50’ to 156’, TFS construction site enclosures can cover a wide variety of job sites. Thanks to their clear span design, the generous space inside a TFS means that any number of jobs, big or small, can be protected from icy conditions.
Tensioned fabric structures protect from more than snow and ice
Slips and falls caused by icy conditions are always a serious hazard to consider, but TFS construction enclosures also offer protection from a number of other safety concerns. Even when the sun is shining, workers on the job site have to worry about the damaging effects of heat and prolonged exposure to the sun.
Workers most prone to heat exhaustion are those that are elderly, have high blood pressure, and those working in a hot environment.
Not only is the PVC coated scrim resilient to wind and cold weather, it is also UV resistant. TFS construction site enclosures can help protect employees on projects from sunburn and heat exhaustion by creating shade over the job site, and keeping out harmful UV radiation from the sun.
Versatility to meet the specific needs of any job
Construction site enclosures offer a tremendous range of options to meet the specific needs of any job. Along with being made from an extremely resilient PVC coated fabric, the flexible aluminum structure makes it possible to install a TFS nearly anywhere. In most cases, enclosures do not require a foundation or a level site to be installed.
A number of options are available to ensure construction site enclosures optimize operations on any job site. Large steel overhead doors can be installed to allow easy access for heavy equipment. Exhaust fans help ventilate sites and personnel doors allow quick access for workers.
Installation of TFS construction site enclosures is also very fast, with up to 10,000 square feet possible a day. Allsite Structure Rentals has a large inventory of construction site enclosures available for immediate shipment and installation. To speak with an experienced professional about the advantages of a TFS, contact Allsite Structure Rentals today.