The first step in the process is identifying the required number and location of field shelters required. This is accomplished by reviewing process safety information, site plans and API RP752 reports and then discussing renovation, remodel or alternative solutions with plant personnel.
Once the number of field shelters has been established, we spend time capturing requirements from managers, supervisors and operators along with other secondary users of the building such as maintenance, planners and laboratory staff. We will ensure rooms are designed for functional requirements and good collaboration and communication, while addressing traffic flow through the building and minimizing disturbances. The building will also address issues such as responding to emergency situations and how operators use equipment like respirators and specialized PPE.