Welfare units are often found onsite at major or smaller construction projects, and are an invaluable addition. Practical and functional, they cater to workers, managers and other staff, providing comfort and relief. A paper produced by the Health & Safety Executive [HSE] advises the need for welfare units of some form at every job site. Construction involves demanding physical exertion, and regular breaks are necessary. The HSE guidance is aimed at site managers, and anyone with responsibility for workers onsite.
The paper points out what should be provided for construction workers for their comfort and wellbeing. This is not only beneficial for workers, but ensures that work is carried out to a high standard. In the past construction workers were somewhat neglected when it came to the need for toilets and washing facilities. This results in raised stress levels and possibly inadequate performance.
A place to warm up in cold weather, eat lunch and have a hot drink can work wonders for moral. Another priority is somewhere to store clothing, either clean clothes for offsite use, or dry clothes in bad weather. There should also be facilities to dry wet clothing, apart from the obvious comfort this can prevent the risk of certain health conditions.
It’s important that welfare facilities are considered carefully in the early planning stages, and decisions about where they will be sited and who will maintain them taken. It should also be noted that the type of job will dictate the size and specification of the unit. Particularly dirty or contaminated areas will require welfare units with showers or proper washing facilities. Also think about the amount of people needing to use the mobile cabin, if the unit is within easy reach and how many locations are involved.
HSE say these welfare units should have clean, fresh drinking water, and kettles, microwaves and heating need to be available. Creating a relaxing environment will have huge benefits as workers recharge their batteries. They can then get back to the job with renewed energy, it’s a well known fact that fatigue is an enemy of progress.
We have a range of mobile welfare units [or groundhog cabins] for hire from leading manufacturers Boss. They offer a home from home set up with all mod cons, depending on the model you choose. There are tables, chairs, wash basins, toilets, drying rooms, kettles, microwaves, charging points and secure storage. The storage aspect is always a welcome feature, as people can relax knowing their mobiles, keys and money are safe. No worries on that score with Boss welfare cabins.
Our Boss welfare cabins deliver all of the requirements listed by the Health & Safety Executive, for a progressively modern solution. These units provide sustainable choices, to lower the carbon footprint of any project. The modular buildings are designed for convenience and comfort, and include LED lighting and Carbon Monoxide alarms. They also have RCD and MCB protection keeping everybody safe while working in North London.
The catchword for these units is ‘welfare’, and they certainly live up to it, with exceptional attention to detail. They are stress free being towable, simple to deploy and ready for use in under three minutes. Choose from high quality 12ft to 24ft versions.
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