The benefits of self-contained mobile welfare unit hire

Providing welfare facilities for workers on construction sites is a legal requirement in the UK. Workers on outdoor sites face harsh working conditions due to exposure to the elements and the lack of amenities these types of workplaces offer.

It is essential that these outdoor sites are equipped with adequate rest areas as well as toilet facilities, food preparation areas and changing facilities.

What welfare facilities are required on a construction site?

HSE regulations state that employers are responsible for providing a workspace that is healthy and safe for everyone, including people with disabilities.

The workplace must be:

  • Safe: This means that all existing and potential hazards should be analysed, listed and eliminated or mitigated wherever possible. Equipment should be cleaned, serviced and maintained. The site itself must be kept clear from obstructions.
  • Healthy: A workplace should be clean, with a reasonable working temperature. Appropriate space for work, seating, ventilation and lighting must also be ensured.
  • Equipped with adequate welfare facilities: Facilities available to all workers must include the right number of toilets and washbasins for the workforce. There should be an ample supply of drinking water and sheltered space should be provided for workers to rest and eat meals.

Welfare facilities for construction sites offer a solution to these requirements. These container-style units can vary in the levels of comfort and features they offer. As well as offering additional features, welfare units can vary in the quality of finishes, levels of insulation and energy efficiency. Aside from just toilets and canteen areas, welfare units can include office areas, showers, drying areas, storage, beds and desks. Welfare 4 Hire can provide a truly ample range of self-contained mobile welfare unit hire options. Get in touch with us on 020 3846 111 today to discuss how we can help.

Increase Productivity

Workers on outdoor sites rely on welfare units for shelter, for providing a comfortable place to spend time when on breaks, for hygiene facilities and for a number of other practicalities.

Providing high-quality welfare units for your workforce is guaranteed to have a positive impact by:

  • Consolidating the image of a company that cares about worker comfort and wellbeing.
  • Attracting skilled workers to join the workforce.
  • Reducing absenteeism.
  • Reducing the need for workers to leave the site.
  • Increasing Productivity.
  • Increasing worker satisfaction.
  • Improving site security.

The best welfare unit options

Worker comfort can be greatly improved by the provision of welfare units that offer a practical and enjoyable range of features and finishes. These include:

  • Toilets: Spacious toilet units with hot and cold running water, soap dispensers, mirrors and good insulation and ventilation.
  • Canteens: Canteen areas with comfortable seating, hot and cold running water, kettles, microwaves, storage space and good insulation and temperature control. Plug sockets and electronic device charging points are also very desirable features.
  • Changing areas: Comfortable and practical changing areas that are well-equipped, well insulated and well-ventilated.
  • Office areas: Office areas or workspaces with desks and space for paperwork, computers or other devices.
  • Sleeping cabins: Sleeping units with beds, showers, drying areas, storage, desk space and charging points.
  • Drying rooms: A well-ventilated place to dry out wet clothing.
  • Storage: Superior quality welfare units also offer storage facilities, providing a place for workers to safely store their belongings onsite.
  • Low emission and low fuel consumption options: Some welfare units are fitted with solar panels, solar batteries, efficient generators and a variety of other options that reduce energy consumption and emissions, allowing companies to meet their environmental commitments.

The practicalities

Flexibility is a key benefit when you hire mobile welfare units for a project. You will be able to tailor your choice of units to the site and the nature of your project. Upscale or downgrade whenever necessary, having units delivered to your site and collected when they are no longer needed.

Another clear benefit of our welfare units is mobility: both around the work site and between sites. Easily move units to different points around the site depending on workflow or exchange units for different models, should your requirements change.

When you choose Welfare 4 Hire you have the assurance of a dedicated team who service and maintain the units between hires, keeping all units in impeccable working order.

Equipping your site with first class welfare units does more than simply bolster your company image. Improved worker satisfaction and efficiency will impact your company's bottom line.

Find out what Welfare 4 Hire can do for you

Offering high-quality welfare units for construction sites at great prices for both long and short-term hire, Welfare 4 Hire will provide solutions tailored to any project. We pride ourselves on quick delivery and expert industry knowledge, ensuring impeccable service each and every time. We offer nationwide service from our branches throughout the country. Get in touch with your nearest branch on:

London Depot: 020 3846 1111
Midlands Depot: 0121 272 7766
North West Depot: 0161 507 3700
Gloucester Depot: 01452 689 500
North East Depot: 0191 486 2576

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