31 Oct / 2017

Cooling Tips for Construction Crews

When it comes to staying cool during the warmer months, there are a number of things a construction company and its employees can do to beat the heat. Here are some tips from MovinCool.com.

Sunscreen and Hydration

Construction workers should use sunscreen, stay well hydrated, dress appropriately for the weather, start their work as early in the day as possible, and make generous use of any shade available.

Even with those measures, though, hot weather can take a severe toll on construction workers. This is where specialized equipment, such as a rental portable air conditioner, can be very helpful. Such equipment is usually available in a variety of sizes and comes with a wide range of features.

Some heavier duty cooling units are of high capacity, capable of producing over 12,000cfm of air cooled to 45°F. The air may be fresh or conditioned return air, and the units often have capacities ranging from 15 to 40 tons or more.

Other portable machines provide dry, cool air to a space up to 700 square feet in size. Operating from either a water tank or a garden hose, these units can serve as an affordable alternative to traditional air conditioning systems.

Whatever means you use, taking appropriate measures to help workers stay cool definitely increases productivity. More important, it contributes to their health, safety, and happiness—benefits that truly outweigh any cost involved.