When it comes to operating a rescue mission or homeless shelter, on-site staff needs a facility that is fully up to speed with local housing and building codes, the confidence of security for residents, and or course a reliable space-saving strategy.
When it’s time for lights out, it goes a long way in ensuring a smooth transition if residents have a comfortable and safe place to sleep. Today’s crop of bunk beds includes all of the advantages of their earlier iterations, infused with the latest technology from integrated frames to durable finish options. An array of styles, shapes, and sizes are also available to suit a mission or shelter’s particular needs and personality.
High-occupancy facilities demand living space features that are intentionally designed and built to hold up to rough treatment and high turnover, while still making the most of valuable space. Optional accessories are also available to further align facility health and safety needs with demand, such as detachable bunk beds and even triple-high beds, if ceilings are high enough.
Homeless shelters and rescue missions have a lot to handle from daily operations to occupancy challenges. They must address the need to accommodate a high number of people into a limited space and that’s where bunk beds come in. A small amount of square footage doesn’t leave much room to move around if traditional beds are used, but making use of vertical space changes everything. Bunk bed systems can boost a room’s occupancy capacity by two or three times, as well as provide opportunity for families to remain together during their stay.
Extra Strength Bedrooms
With consistent and intense use, a shelter’s sleeping arrangements need to be up to the task while adhering to strict safety regulations. ESS frames are built from reinforced steel linked with cross members and mesh panels for a sleeping system with the strength to handle 500 pounds. Taller residents can also rest easy with the beds’ 80-inch length. Optional lower level, wheeled storage boxes offer convenient space for personal items. The bed frames are also constructed without springs to virtually eliminate the potential for squeaks with every movement.
Safety is also built right in to ESS bunk beds, including guard rails from head to foot boards (while adding additional stability) and integrated, non-slip ladders. Protection against fire damage and bed bugs or other pest is of utmost importance as well; residents have enough to worry about without the potential of tiny biting bugs interrupting a night’s sleep. The bunk beds’ welded, steel tubing holds up to the most persistent pests.
Comfortable and Quiet
ESS bunk bed frames paired with high-density foam mattresses offer an ideal sleeping arrangement. Mattress covers are waterproof, breathable, noise-free, and resistant to bed bugs. They also come in hypoallergenic varieties for long-term and healthy sleeping, as well as minimizing allergens common to high-occupancy environments. The mattress covers are also easy to clean with a damp cloth and are machine washable.
ESS metal bunk beds and complementing mattresses are a sound foundation for comfortable and safe shelter environments. Learn more about our mattresses and bunk beds for shelters & rescue missions.
ESS Universal manufactures and supplies high-quality, cost-effective commercial grade beds, mattresses, and furniture to camps, hostels, shelters, dorms and more. View our entire line of furniture products including our popular waterproof foam mattress for institutional use, single metal bed frames, single over single bunk beds, single over double bunk beds, and triple bunk beds. Download our catalog for detailed information on our complete product line.