Summer can be brutal – particularly if you’re working outside in very hot and/or humid conditions. Heat exhaustion or worse, heat stroke can strike when you least expect it, if you’re not properly hydrated and protected from the sun. Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites, according to OSHA. The body temperature can rise to 106°or higher within 10-15 minutes. Because we care about YOUR workers and their safety, we designed the CoolRig, the most robust cool-down trailer for the hottest and most humid conditions on the planet. Read on to learn about this revolutionary trailer.
Dangers of Working Outdoors
You probably already know the risks of workers subjected to either very cold or very hot and humid conditions, along with high winds, storms, excessive sun exposure, and natural disasters. However, it never hurts to have reminders. Weather conditions can change quickly and without much warning, or no warning. Being subjected to outdoor elements can create many hazards, including:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Trench collapse
- Chemical spills
- Electric shock
- Insect-borne diseases
- Hearing loss
- Heat rashes
- Loss of consciousness
Its critical co-workers know the signs and symptoms and can help aid in case of physical distress.
Features of CoolRig Cool-Down Safety Trailer
Protecting your employees doesn’t need to be a challenge with the CoolRig. The 128 sq. ft. cool-down floor space and all metal construction give workers privacy and protection from harsh weather conditions. More features include:
- Insulated roof and front insulated wall
- Best in class triple barrier clear sidewalls
- Fold down, non-slip steps with handrails
- Two 15ft benches (floor secured)
- Trailer brakes
- Four stabilizing/leveling jacks
- Rear curtain reduces cooled air loss
- Trailer meets all D.O.T. requirements
- Two – 12,000 BTU AC units
Options for the CoolRig include being configurable as non-classified and as a C1D2 unit (CoolRig+)
Employers must provide a safe, hazard-free workplace environment and protect their workers with a comprehensive heat illness prevention plan. OSHA launched their Heat Illness Prevention campaign in 2011, which educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. requires this when exposure to high temperatures occurs. With ShieldSafe’s unique cool-down trailers, you can rest assure the CoolRig meets heat-stress management guidelines. Its no-tank design eliminates refills and cleanings and doesn’t require a water supply or drain, which makes it virtually maintenance-free with cost savings to boot.
When temps heat up, you can retire to the CoolRig to cool down, drink fluids, and if necessary, get treatment for heat exhaustion. You have the option of purchasing the trailer or renting it – depending on your needs. Preventing heat-related illness so it doesn’t escalate to an emergency is vital and allows peace of mind.
Call ATS ShieldSafe for CoolRig Cool-Down Safety Trailer
To learn more about the CoolRig or any of our safety showers, contact a safety expert at 800.747.9953. If you have special circumstances, we can recommend the right product and accessories for optimal safety, protection, and privacy. Your workers are our top concern, so call us today.