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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses continue to adjust to new challenges to keep employees safe. This is especially true for the organizations that deal directly with potential positive cases of COVID-19. Personal protective equipment (PPE) – including protective clothing, face shields, and other garments – is often required to keep people safe from infection. As more organizations rely on PPE to maintain a safe work environment, these organizations are also challenged to find proper PPE storage solutions for their growing inventory.
Modified shipping containers have become a proven PPE storage solution for a wide range of organizations, including VA hospitals, fire departments, police stations, border patrol entry points, and more. Each of the organizations and cities that have chosen modified shipping container PPE storage have found that container units improve organization and efficiency by creating a designated PPE storage area.
Organizations requiring the use of PPE find that they need overflow storage space that maintains an ideal environment for the critical equipment. The challenge to find a storage unit that can also be set up quickly, while remaining durable and portable, has led many organizations to choose modified shipping containers.
To create an ideal environment for PPE storage, the storage units must be climate controlled. Temperature regulated PPE helps prevent the spread of temperature related infections and keeps workers safe. The organizations that store items in warehouses without climate-control often prioritize the addition of separate modified containers with insulation and air conditioning to keep PPE equipment in top condition.
For many organizations, time and ease of setup are the most important factors when shopping for PPE storage units. For these reasons and more, modified shipping containers often offer the best solution. Modified containers are carefully manufactured according to the specific needs of an organization, they are quick to deploy, and are easily placed and relocated as needed – making them the perfect solution to store overflow PPE.
This storage solution is also scalable. Manufacturers can modify one or many boxes with insulation and climate control to keep large amounts of PPE in the best condition possible. Additionally, many of the organizations Falcon has worked with to develop PPE storage solutions choose to utilize the container cargo doors to quickly load supplies into the unit. Because workers frequently access the container, they also added personnel doors making the PPE more accessible while also helping to maintain the cold climate inside the unit.
Shipping containers offer a durable alternative to other portable storage options. Containers are made from corten steel that is resistant to harsh weather. Even as manufacturers modify containers to meet the demands of various organizations, the durability and security of the units remain impressive and reliable.
To get a better understanding of the benefits of modified shipping containers, download our free Shipping Container Modifications eBook or browse our standard floor plans to see what option might best benefit your organization as PPE storage and beyond. If you have questions or if you’d like to speak directly with a Falcon representative about PPE storage solutions, give us a call at 877-704-0177 or email us at Sales@FalconStructures.com.
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