Welfare units can frequently be found onsite at large or small construction projects, and do a great job of providing comfort and convenience. They often go unnoticed, but these practical and functional units play a huge role in a workers day in places like South London. They are also endlessly useful to managers and other staff, as they have a variety of uses. These Groundhog cabins serve as canteens, offering a warm, dry environment to eat and rest. Even a 15 minute break in one of these units can recharge batteries and leave workers feeling refreshed and ready to go!
This is all backed up in a paper produced by the Health & Safety Executive [HSE], which advises the need for welfare units at job sites. Construction involves a lot of exertion and is physical demanding making regular breaks a health and safety requirement. Operating machinery needs concentration and focus for proper performance. Welfare units help by providing everything workers may need to carry out their job.
The HSE paper targets site managers, and anyone else with responsibility for the wellbeing and safety of workers onsite. These considerations were often ignored years ago, and construction workers were expected to just get on with it. However, employers such as building contractors gradually came to realise that making provisions like this help not only the workers but the whole operation. Apart from anything else, work suffers when staff are forced to spend time searching for a toilet etc as in the past. Not being able to rest properly while eating or having a hot drink is also not conducive to optimum performance.
Efforts to make employees comfortable are greatly appreciated, especially as the weather gets colder and winter approaches. The same applies to the summer months when heat can make physical work unbearable, creating a need for shade and fluids.
Mobile welfare units are not only the perfect solution for snacks and relaxing, they are perfect for sheltering from the elements. Working in bad weather is extremely difficult, whether it’s wet or freezing. Drying off and thawing out are essential, and these purpose built spaces are just the job. Boss welfare cabins from Rhinos Plant Hire have all kinds of extras and cleverly designed additions for every need. They come in a variety of sizes and specifications, depending on their intended function. They have tables, chairs, storage, drying rooms, chemical toilets, washing facilities, charging points, kettles etc.
They can even be used as office or meeting spaces, very handy as they are right where the action is – onsite.
HSE say that construction workers should have clean, fresh drinking water available, along with kettles and microwaves. They also state that heating is a requirement in this type of mobile cabin. Our hire welfare units are a popular choice with many companies who put the comfort and safety of their staff high on the priority list. There is secure storage for important personal belongings like mobile phones, keys and money too.
Boss incorporate sustainable features wherever possible in their modular units, and you will find LED lighting and Carbon Monoxide alarms. They have RCD and MCB protection keeping everybody safe and stress free while working in Central London. These units are not called ‘welfare’ for nothing, displaying excellent attention to detail. They are towable, simple to deploy and ready to use in less than three minutes. Versions range from 12ft to 24ft, and the team here at Rhinos will be happy to advise on the best fit for you.
At Rhino Plant Hire we are committed to offering a wide range of versatile, high performance heavy and small plant. Choose from the very latest machinery, tools and equipment guaranteed to get every job done effectively. Amongst our plant hire stock you will find skidsteers, telehandlers, dumpers, bowsers, mini excavators, rollers and air tools from the biggest names in the industry. Our high quality small plant will make your projects pleasurable with welding tools, alloy towers, grinders, lighting, plumbing, gardening and landscaping equipment, pumps, site electrics, surveying equipment, road working tools and woodworking gear.
We update our plant machinery frequently to incorporate the latest design and technology for our customers. Our highly functioning used plant is then offered for sale representing some incredible bargains. We also repair and service customer plant using the exceptional skills of our own expert mechanics. For added customer convenience, this can be carried out either in our purpose built facility or on site.
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