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Ensuring Workplace Safety: Why Companies Trust Red Dog Shelters

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

In the realm of occupational safety, companies cannot afford to compromise when it comes to protecting their workforce. In recent years, Red Dog shelters have emerged as the go-to solution for ensuring the safety of employees on various work sites, especially in regions prone to severe weather conditions. This article explores what sets Red Dog shelters apart, delving into the features and qualities that have earned them the trust of esteemed corporations like BP, Shell, and Chevron.

The Crucial Role of Shelters in Ensuring Workplace Safety

Protection Against Natural Disasters

Shelters play a pivotal role in shielding employees from the unpredictable and often destructive forces of nature. In regions susceptible to tornadoes and severe storms, the swift deployment of shelters is crucial. Rapid installation ensures that employees can seek refuge promptly, while surpassing safety standards for various natural disasters.

Fostering Employee Well-Being

Shelters go beyond providing physical protection; they contribute significantly to the overall well-being of employees during emergencies. Equipped with amenities such as air conditioners, heaters, benches, and rapid cool-down stations, shelters create a supportive environment, ensuring the comfort and safety of individuals during challenging times.

Swift Deployment for Emergency Response

The ability to deploy shelters rapidly is paramount in emergency situations. Rapid installation, within minutes, allows companies to respond swiftly to unforeseen events, mitigating potential risks and ensuring the safety of their workforce.

Durable Infrastructure for Long-Term Security

Shelters with robust construction offer long-term security by withstanding the impact of extreme events. The durability of these structures ensures that they remain operational and protective over time, providing companies with a reliable safety solution.

Security Against Multiple Threats

Beyond natural disasters, a commercial storm shelter is designed to provide security against various threats, including domestic terrorism. Unique features such as secure doors and impenetrable walls add an extra layer of protection, addressing the multifaceted challenges that companies may face.

Why Choose Red Dog Shelters?

Swift Installation and Unmatched Safety Standards

The Texas Tech campus’s Oilfield Technology Center (OTC) proudly boasts a mobile shelter generously donated by Red Dog Shelters of Lubbock, Texas. One of the standout features of the shelters is their rapid installation time, requiring just 10 minutes to set up. This efficiency is crucial in emergencies, ensuring employees can seek refuge swiftly when storms are imminent.

​What truly sets us apart is our commitment to safety standards. Our portable storm shelter surpasses the most prominent safety benchmarks recognized in the United States for EF-5 tornadoes. This commitment is substantiated by rigorous testing at the Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering Research Center. Achieving a FEMA Safe Room rating that surpasses the highest threshold, our shelters are designed to provide comprehensive protection in extreme weather events.

Features Tailored for Employee Comfort and Well-Being

Each shelter is a testament to meticulous design by structural engineers. With an impressive capacity of 32 individuals, our shelters are equipped with essential amenities to ensure the well-being of employees during prolonged shelter periods. Dual air conditioners and heaters maintain a comfortable internal environment, irrespective of external weather conditions. Benches, a desk, and a Rapid Cool Down station further enhance the usability and comfort of the best tornado shelter.

​Power options are versatile, ranging from on-site sources to a 5kW generator provided and serviced by the operator. This adaptability ensures that our shelters remain operational even in challenging circumstances, contributing to their reliability as a safety solution for companies operating in diverse environments.

Unparalleled Strength and Durability

Red Dog’s shelters are engineered to withstand the harshest conditions, offering protection beyond typical storm shelters. The strength of our shelters is evident in their ability to endure impacts that would render ordinary structures vulnerable.

​The arched roofs of our shelters can withstand a staggering 1 million-pound dead load, highlighting their robust construction. Even more astounding is their capacity to endure impacts caused by an EF5 tornado or a Peterbilt truck weighing 20,000 pounds. Our shelter’s ability to withstand EF5 storm-propelled debris or a 1,000-pound drill pipe dropping from 100 feet above the ground is additional evidence of their toughness.

Multipurpose Protection Against External Threats

Red Dog’s shelters go beyond safeguarding against natural disasters; they are also designed to serve as a formidable defense against acts of domestic terrorism. Our shelters include unique doors that can’t be opened by just anybody, so workers will have an extra safety net in case something unexpected happens.

​Constructed with one-half-inch A36 steel, our shelters offer protection beyond storm-related hazards. Common handguns and rifles cannot penetrate these walls, making Red Dog shelters a versatile solution for companies operating in regions where security concerns are a priority.

The Trust of Industry Giants

In the competitive landscape of corporate safety, the stamp of approval from industry giants is a testament to the unparalleled reliability of our shelters. Companies of the stature of BP, Shell, and Chevron — known for their stringent safety protocols — have chosen Red Dog Shelters as their preferred safety solution. This endorsement is more than a reflection of brand loyalty; it highlights the confidence these industry leaders place in the efficacy of Red Dog shelters to protect their most valuable assets — their employees.

​Red Dog shelters have consistently demonstrated their effectiveness in safeguarding employees across diverse work sites. The track record of our shelters in real-world scenarios — where extreme weather events and other unforeseen challenges are a constant threat — has contributed significantly to their widespread adoption by industry giants.

Final Thoughts

At Red Dog Shelters, our shelters are a testament to innovation, engineering excellence, and an unwavering commitment to safety. The swift installation, unmatched safety standards, employee-centric features, durability, and multipurpose protection against external threats make our shelters the best option for companies that prioritize the well-being of their workforce.

​As companies continue to face the unpredictable forces of nature and other potential threats, Red Dog Shelters are a beacon of safety, providing a sheltering haven that goes beyond the ordinary and ensuring that employees can weather any storm with confidence and peace of mind. Lease your Red Dog Shelter today by calling us at 806-370-3711.

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All shelter designs are protected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office under US Patent No's:

#8,136,303, #8,375,642, #8,245,450, #8,534,001, #D685921 and other Patents Allowed and Pending.

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Each Red Dog Shelter is individually stamped and certified by Red Dog Shelters via 3rd party analysis and as authorized by the appropriate Authorities Having Jurisdiction to meet or exceed every major US recognized safety standard for EF-5 tornadoes including the International Code Council (ICC500-2008 American National Standard). The ICC / NSSA STANDARD FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF STORM SHELTERS, the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) Standard, the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency 320 and 361 Guidelines, and the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE 7-2005 "Minimum Design Loads for Building and Other Structures." Red Dog also certifies all shelters are compliant with the FEMA's Publication "Taking Shelter from the Storm" FEMA P-320, Third Edition/August 2008.

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