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 construction and other 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 conditions and 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 are usually provided in the way of welfare units. These container style cabins 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, and there are a great number of benefits to hiring our superior mobile welfare units.

The benefits of portable mobile welfare unit hire

Workers on construction and other 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.

Portable welfare unit hire options

Worker comfort can be greatly improved by the provision of welfare units that offer a superior 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.

Mobile welfare unit hire: the practicality

When you hire a mobile welfare unit (or several units) for a project, one of the key benefits is flexibility. You will be able to tailor your choice of units to the site and the nature of your project. You will have the flexibility to upscale or downgrade whenever necessary, having units delivered to your site and collected when they are no longer needed.

A clear benefit of portable mobile welfare unit hire is mobility: both around the work site and between sites. You will be able to move units to different points around the site depending on workflow or exchange units for different models, should your requirements change.

When you hire mobile welfare units from 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 superior welfare units not only affects your company image; improved worker satisfaction and efficiency, as well as energy-saving options, will impact your company's bottom line.

Find out what Welfare 4 Hire can do for you

Offering high-quality portable welfare units at great prices for both long and short-term hire, Welfare 4 Hire offer solutions tailored to any project. We pride ourselves on quick delivery and expert industry knowledge of welfare cabin hire, offering impeccable service each and every time.

From our five depots - located in London, the Midlands, Gloucester, the North West and North East - we are proud to be able to provide a nationwide self-contained mobile welfare unit hire service. Get in touch today for more information, call us on 020 3846 1111.