A blast-resistant building can be a state-of-the-art facility with all the bells and whistles needed to keep your team and worksite safe. Expert building installation is a critical part of the planning and investment process. You may be surprised to learn that there is a myriad of safety and construction benefits to having your blast-resistant building developed and manufactured off-site before installation. Below, we'll look at why RedGuard's installation process is the most convenient and the safest for your workers in the long and short term.
Benefit #1: Limit Liability
It is essential to expose as few people as possible to the hazards on your site at all times, including during a blast-resistant building installation. Avoiding exposure is the best way to protect people from hazards in the first place. In contrast, an installation process for a blast-resistant building that is similar to standard construction methods takes longer and can require more people on-site than an off-site build. When construction takes longer, this increases disruption to the flow of your site and has the potential to shut down site operations for a longer period of time. A shutdown equals inconvenience and loss of time and money. And, as you may be aware, incidents are more likely to occur while shutting down a process.
Another issue with on-site construction is that there are more people involved. This means if there is an incident, more people are at risk. Also, you are at risk for liability of damages and blame if injury or death were to occur.
This is just another reason RedGuard’s way of doing business keeps workers safe. On-site installation time is kept to a minimum to reduce the time companies have to host an active construction site with all the attendant risks.
Benefit #2: Protect Your Team From Unnecessary Hazards
Aside from the dangers of a hazardous area, a construction project introduces its own hazards because it can increase the risk of slips, falls, burns, material handling injuries, and even machinery mishaps. While many of these risks can be mitigated by good on-site management and protective gear, not all of them are avoidable. The longer you must take extra precautions due to on-site construction, the more expensive a project can get.
Because RedGuard buildings are modular, most of their construction takes place off-site, minimizing the time external building crews need to be on a customer’s property. Instead of overseeing the day-to-day progress, site managers can assess the building’s progress through detailed specs, photos, and communication with RedGuard project managers.
The point of a blast-resistant building is to limit risks to your workers, so it makes sense to minimize the amount of time an extra construction team is on your property using time, space, resources, and tools that can make a workplace riskier.
Benefit #3: Increased Efficiency
Time-consuming construction and installation processes for blast-resistant buildings can also slow down an entire worksite and provide plenty of distractions that make your work more expensive in the end.
The key is having a construction crew on the premises just long enough to ensure the building is installed correctly and safety-checked so you can get your people back to work. Not only is RedGuard committed to a thorough-but-speedy installation, but our teams know how to minimize disturbances on worksites.
RedGuard’s steel building material is also part of why installation teams are so efficient. Unlike concrete buildings (even modular concrete), our building materials are lighter and safer to move and don’t require the large, disruptive, and loud heavy-lifting equipment that other blast-resistant buildings need.
Benefit #4: Get a Realistic Timeline From a Team You Can Trust
RedGuard builds their blast-resistant buildings off-site, transports them to their final destination, and installs them with precision. With RedGuard, customers get a much more accurate timeline of completion for their building and its on-site installation. Many companies have tried to make the move to off-site modular construction but simply don’t have the same track record of dealing with last-minute hiccups or changes in needs.
Our service teams and project managers are committed to providing customers with realistic timelines so companies know what to expect and can plan around our installation process with ease. We also know that communication and integrity are essential, so we keep in touch to ensure that everyone's expectations match up and customers know what to expect. That means there are no surprises or lengthy delays.
While our primary goal is to keep people safe, we also know how critical it is to install our buildings without disrupting your business.
The Best Blast Resistant Building Installation Process
RedGuard’s steel blast-resistant buildings are the best way to ensure you get the most protection possible for your employees with minimal impact on your site operations.
If you’re interested in learning more about RedGuard’s steel blast-resistant buildings and installation process, get in touch with our team today.