Are Welfare Units Important Onsite?
August 29, 2021
Welfare Units for Hire, Sustainable Groundhog Cabins, Canteens, Offices & Toilets
Construction site managers are legally responsible for providing welfare facilities at the work site, for the use of staff and visitors. This of course depends on how many people work in the vicinity, and the type of work. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance states that, you are legally obliged to offer:
- toilets, hand basins, soap and towels
- fresh, clean drinking water
- Somewhere to store clothing or to change
- somewhere to rest, eat and drink
Amenities offered have to be fit for purpose and maintained properly, yet this isn’t always the case. Hygiene has to be a priority, especially these days when we know the importance of keeping surfaces clean. Toilets for instance must be regularly cleaned and toilet rolls etc replenished. Construction sites are generally dusty, muddy places so these units will need regular, and thorough cleaning. The same goes for wash areas, which should be kept in a clean state with soap and clean or disposable towels to hand.
Welfare units are an increasing popular addition to construction sites throughout the UK, and are frequently hired rather than purchased. This option makes them even more convenient as there is no storage or maintenance needed between projects. Boss welfare units are also an exceptionally green option and incorporate sustainable technology wherever possible.
The HSE requirements and more, are simple to fulfil when you hire a Boss welfare unit from Rhinos. You will find a ready to use solution that includes everything you could possibly need in a welfare cabin. State of the art design means that every detail is carefully considered whether it’s a canteen, office, toilets or drying facilities. If workers are choosing to leave the construction site for their breaks or spend the time in their vehicles etc, ask yourself why. Our welfare units tick all the boxes and are the subject of extremely positive feedback from workers and managers alike. Contact Rhinos on 01277 372 626 for more information.