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When temperatures rise, the
Although Marianne's Rentals tries to
installation and warehouse teams
at Marianne's Rentals leave by midafternoon,
since the hottest time of day
is typically from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., says
Jennifer Rodriguez, Certified Event
Rental Professional (CERP) and general
manager for the full-service rental
company in Oklahoma City, Okla.
LEFT: During times of high heat and humidity,
TLC Rents tries to schedule installations
for the early morning hours, adding in
additional time so crews can take breaks
and supplying plenty of bottled water.
BELOW: It's common for clients not to think about
how hot sidewalls can make a tent during the
summer months. Unless the rental package
includes A/C, TLC Rents tries to steer people
toward open-sided tents and strongly advises
misting units. Photos courtesy of TLC Rents.
bring truck and installations crews in
early during these times, it does depend
on client flexibility. It also tries to get the
tenting done during the morning, saving
the afternoons for inside deliveries-
again, contingent on the client. When
the workload makes leaving earlier
impractical, Rodriguez says the crew
takes ice chests full of water and
Gatorade to the site, making sure there's
enough to last the day. The company
also holds safety meetings with the crew
leads/drivers.
" We've learned we have to educate
our drivers to watch for heat-related
medical situations among their team, "
she explains. " When you are not
sure what to watch for, you can think
someone is just tired or being lazy, but
they are [actually] getting overheated. "
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