Always a practical and functional addition to any construction site, welfare units offer a place to recharge batteries, get dry or clean and use the toilet. They also represent extremely safe and secure storage for worker’s belongings. Sometimes called Groundhog cabins, this type of unit is nowadays not only convenient but a requirement. Everybody has to now take steps to limit the spread of Covid 19, so areas where workers can wash etc are essential.
As stated by the Health & Safety Executive [HSE], ‘you must provide the right welfare for workers under your control while they are on site. Principal Contractors must ensure that this is done from the start of the project until it finishes’.
Welfare units provide workers with all they need to carry out their tasks in one package.
These must be either:
Flushing toilets – Connected to mains water and drainage systems if possible or with a built-in water supply and drainage tanks.
Chemical toilets – Where flushing toilets are not an option, chemical toilets are ideal. They are seen frequently on temporary and smaller building sites.
Toilets and changing areas should have accessible washing facilities and include:
One toilet to each seven persons working a 40-hour week is the recommendation where chemical toilets are concerned. Toilets must to be cleaned etc regularly for proper hygiene. The same toilet may be used by both male and female workers, provided they are lockable. Facilities must also have sanitary waste disposal where there are female workers. Washing areas need thorough cleaning on a regular basis, usually daily unless the site is muddy etc.
Soap, toilet paper, paper towels etc should be readily available, with enough provisions that there won’t be a shortage. Ventilation and lighting is also essential in toilet and wash areas.
Boss Cabins are leading manufacturers of mobile welfare cabins, and you will find a great choice for hire from Rhinos Plant Hire. These self contained, portable and secure, modular buildings are perfect for construction in remote areas, industrial workspaces or greenfield sites. Being portable, they may be moved to wherever they are needed, quickly repositioned and be up and running in no time. A range of options include units for 7, 10 or 12 persons, they are lightweight and come with secure, anti vandal features.
If you need canteens, rest rooms or offices for projects in Croydon, our Boss Cabins welfare units tick all the boxes.
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