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The Advantages of Using Space Containment Services and How it Increases Productivity and Safety

Kaloutas space containment services The Advantages of Using Space Containment Services and How it Increases Productivity and Safety

At Kaloutas, we believe that con­duct­ing a suc­cess­ful com­mer­cial or indus­tri­al project is con­tin­gent on what we dub the three C’s”: com­mu­ni­ca­tion, coor­di­na­tion, and con­tain­ment. If one of these fac­tors is miss­ing from the equa­tion, prob­lems are bound to arise. A lack of com­mu­ni­ca­tion opens the door to acci­dents and mis­un­der­stand­ings; a fail­ure to prop­er­ly coor­di­nate tasks can slow down or even halt pro­duc­tion; and neglect­ing to con­tain cer­tain projects can cause dis­trac­tions, F.O.D, safe­ty haz­ards, and var­i­ous forms of damage.

Let’s dive deep­er into this third C,” con­tain­ment, out­lin­ing how uti­liz­ing space con­tain­ment ser­vices can increase a facility’s pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and safety.

What to Know About Con­tain­ment Services

What Is Meant by Space Containment?

As its name sug­gests, space con­tain­ment refers to var­i­ous strate­gies aimed at par­tial­ly or com­plete­ly enclos­ing a work area in order to pre­vent cer­tain objects, debris, and con­t­a­m­i­nants from escap­ing or enter­ing the con­tain­ment bar­ri­er sys­tem. Con­tain­ment also pro­vides an out­stand­ing sight­line man­age­ment sys­tem” for your employ­ees while work is being per­formed in pro­duc­tion areas. At Kaloutas, we offer a num­ber of space con­tain­ment strate­gies opti­mized for spe­cif­ic projects and cir­cum­stances. For instance, we pro­vide floor to ceil­ing con­tain­ment (where­in we hang and move walls” of 4‑mil fire-retar­dant plas­tic as we progress through a facil­i­ty) and for­eign object debris/​damage (FOD) pre­ven­tion/​containment, always fol­low­ing OSHA, ISO, and GMP reg­u­la­tions. Should your employ­ees require pas­sage through the space to enter oth­er areas, we will build con­tain­ment hall­ways for them. Sim­ply put, our teams have the equip­ment and exper­tise to prop­er­ly iso­late vir­tu­al­ly any work area that war­rants this treatment.

Advan­tages of Using Space Con­tain­ment Services

The advan­tages of space con­tain­ment might be some­what self-explana­to­ry, and we’ve already touched on some of them in our descrip­tion above. Still, it’s worth pro­vid­ing fur­ther details regard­ing the ben­e­fits of iso­lat­ing a work area.

Main­tain­ing Steady Pro­duc­tion Schedules

Halt­ing or mere­ly slow­ing down pro­duc­tion can be extreme­ly cost­ly for many facil­i­ties. At the same time, how­ev­er, fail­ing to per­form rou­tine facil­i­ty main­te­nance can result in an even cost­lier long-term prob­lems. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this main­te­nance work often inter­feres with pro­duc­tion, cre­at­ing a chal­leng­ing trade-off. By iso­lat­ing key areas, how­ev­er, space con­tain­ment ser­vices help reduce the fric­tion between pro­duc­tion process­es and sched­uled main­te­nance. As our teams work to main­tain and/​or enhance your facil­i­ty, the sur­round­ing areas will remain clear, acces­si­ble, and oper­a­tional. In oth­er words, prop­er space con­tain­ment elim­i­nates the need to com­plete­ly shut down a facil­i­ty dur­ing sched­uled maintenance.

Min­i­miz­ing Mess and Distractions

Main­tain­ing your facility’s pro­duc­tiv­i­ty isn’t mere­ly a mat­ter of keep­ing it acces­si­ble — dis­trac­tions (both tan­gi­ble and intan­gi­ble) can also slow down oper­a­tions. When a work area is wide open, there is noth­ing to obstruct cer­tain sights, sounds, and splat­ters. These dis­tur­bances might seem mild at face val­ue, but over time they can inter­fere with nor­mal work­flow. Our space con­tain­ment ser­vices take these poten­tial dis­trac­tions into con­sid­er­a­tion and mit­i­gate them as much as pos­si­ble so every­thing stays on schedule.

Max­i­miz­ing Work­place Safety

The dis­trac­tions out­lined above can cer­tain­ly inter­rupt oper­a­tions. More impor­tant­ly, how­ev­er, these dis­trac­tions can become safe­ty haz­ards. Loud work envi­ron­ments can become dan­ger­ous as they pre­vent com­mu­ni­ca­tion and cut off key audio cues. Visu­al dis­trac­tions can also lead some­one to col­lide with oth­ers and objects or slip and fall. And, of course, splat­ter­ing mate­ri­als and fly­ing debris can put peo­ple in harm’s way. Indus­tri­al con­tain­ment, then, is a key com­po­nent of work­place safe­ty, pre­vent­ing poten­tial haz­ards from leak­ing out into the work­place or enter­ing the iso­lat­ed work area.

Con­tain­ing For­eign Object Debris (F.O.D.)

In any man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ty, it is cru­cial to have a for­eign object debris con­trol pro­ce­dure in place. Aero­space man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ties, for instance, must take F.O.D. seri­ous­ly at every stage of the process, as some­thing as small as a rogue bolt, nail, or screw can jam mov­ing parts, short-cir­cuit elec­tri­cal com­po­nents, tan­gle up con­trol cables, and more. Not only is F.O.D. a safe­ty haz­ard, then — it’s also a major lia­bil­i­ty, poten­tial­ly cost­ing a man­u­fac­tur­er major sums in repair fees. Space con­tain­ment ser­vices pre­vent mate­ri­als from the inside from get­ting out and mate­ri­als from the out­side get­ting in, great­ly reduc­ing the risk of F.O.D. and relat­ed issues.

Sur­round Your­self with Expert Space Con­tain­ment Services

Through our space con­tain­ment ser­vices, Kaloutas has helped count­less com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al facil­i­ties main­tain and enhance their work­places while pri­or­i­tiz­ing safe­ty and retain­ing their flow of pro­duc­tion. To learn more about us and all that we do, con­tact us online or give us a call at 9785321414.

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