We’re all working to create a safer work environment for our industrial friends, family, and colleagues. Hence, API 756. Across the country, compliance with the recently published standard is increasing by the month. We get calls every day. However, these calls just aren’t about how to comply with API 756, but what is the best way to comply with API 756 and all of the related challenges that it presents.
Meeting all of the specifications of API 756 is just the beginning. That’s where service comes in. Quality products and special levels of service never seem to matter until you have a problem. Below is a helpful list of questions we recommend you ask before buying or renting a blast-resistant shelter to make sure you can comply hassle-free from Day 1 of implementation…and every other day.
What is the setup and takedown time?
We just assume “get it up, get it done right, get it done the fastest.” We recommend teams of 4-10 trained specialists to complete installation and dismantlement, especially when servicing customers with short timelines or installing the largest shelters. Also, having the flexibility to have our experienced supervision work with both nested site contractors, or come prepared to perform a turnkey installation, is definitely a bonus; our teams can work either way.
Is at least one technical supervisor on-site during setup, on my schedule?
You would think this is a given, but it’s not. Some shelter vendors don’t always send a specialist with the right on-site technical expertise and experience out to the field. Not at Turnaround Logistics. Proper blast shelter setup could mean the difference between additional costs for the customer or compromising safety. You can count on at least one technical supervisor on-site when we set up a blast-resistant shelter or module, or an entire installation crew; you make the call.
Is there a service that can manage the storage of my blast-resistant shelter and protect my investment?
Blast-resistant shelters are just one of the many product investments our customers are handling. When not in use, the cleaning and storage of a blast-resistant shelter makes the difference in the longevity of the product. Our specialized team is readily available to provide services such as removing blast-shelters off-site and adequately cleaning, boxing, and storing the shelter for the customer until it is needed on the next project. This service “closes the loop” between purchase, setup, takedown, and storage; a true turnkey approach.
What are the regular maintenance requirements?
Just like a car, blast-resistant shelters require routine maintenance. We have heard a lot of stories about what happens when a shelter is neglected and not maintained in a timely manner: water damage, mildew or mold, insects, animals, and misaligned doors are commonplace. The best way to keep your blast-resistant shelter in tip top shape is to enforce a timely routine inspection. Since we are specialists, customers appreciate removing this from their plate and putting it on ours. Our routine inspection includes observing operating equipment, column air pressure, door alignments, the condition of the indoor and outdoor flys, and more. We recommend your inspection includes these items, routinely and frequently.
Are complementary products available as a turn-key solution?
You’ve got your blast-resistant shelter. Now you need everything else that goes with effective and efficient man-power accommodations. Yes, you can get that all in one place – from a specialist. We provide logistics products inside and outside of the shelter, including tables, chairs, refrigerators, microwaves, utility vehicles, turnstiles and more.
Have more questions? We’re here to help. This is what we do; we’ll be happy to talk with you. Please contact us.