Products And Services That Add Value To Your Welfare Unit Hire

It will come as no surprise to learn that a great many projects and industries require the deployment of welfare units, particularly those with operations in remote locations. The construction sector frequently relies on these facilities, as do event organisers. There are a number of considerations to be taken into account when planning site operations, these include:

  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Quality of service
  • Legal Compliance

In this article we will examine the concept of site welfare and look into legal requirements in the UK. We will also examine how streamlined services, such as Welfare 4 Hire's Value Added product range, provide the most comprehensive solution for site welfare in terms of convenience and compliance.

What Does 'Site Welfare' Mean?

The term 'site welfare' refers to the provision of facilities and services at a workplace or construction site to ensure the well-being, health and safety of workers. Welfare facilities typically come in the form of 'welfare units' or 'welfare cabins.'

These self-contained, towable units are manufactured in different sizes with varying layouts. They typically include amenities such as sanitary conveniences (toilets) and washing facilities with clean water and soap, sheltered rest areas with the provision to make hot food and drinks, and access to drinking water.

The goal of site welfare is to create a working environment that promotes the physical and mental well-being of employees, enabling them to carry out their tasks safely and comfortably. Adequate site welfare is essential for compliance with health and safety regulations, promoting employee morale and maintaining overall productivity on the job site.

Correctly provisioned welfare units and mobile toilets play a key role in ensuring worker comfort for a great many companies.

What Does The Law Say About Welfare Provision For Workers In The UK?

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 primarily focus on providing a framework for maintaining health, safety and welfare in workplaces. Here are some key aspects covered by these regulations:

Sanitary conveniences: The regulations require that suitable and sufficient sanitary conveniences (toilets) should be provided at readily accessible locations. The number of toilets should be adequate for the number of employees and be separated for men and women where necessary. Toilet paper must be provided, as well as bins for the disposal of sanitary products (in women's toilets).

Washing facilities: Employers must provide suitable and sufficient washing facilities, including clean and hot or warm water, soap and towels or hand dryers.

Drinking water: Employers are required to provide an adequate supply of wholesome drinking water and, where necessary, suitable cups or other drinking vessels. The water should be easily accessible to all employees.

Rest facilities: The regulations emphasise the importance of providing suitable and sufficient rest facilities for employees, including seating and shelter where necessary. While the specific requirements for rest facilities may vary based on the nature of the work, the goal is to ensure that employees have the opportunity to take breaks, eat, drink and rest during their working hours.

What types of consumables are available for welfare units and mobile toilets?

Welfare units come in various forms, depending on their intended use. Toilet units, canteen units and office units are the most commonly used, and some remote projects require sleeper units.

Some welfare units offer a variety of uses by including toilets, canteen and office space. This would be the case of Welfare 4 Hire's 10 person welfare unit or the 16 person welfare unit.

In order to offer the greatest comfort, convenience and compliance, these units can be provided with consumables, in accordance with each project's requirements. Welfare 4 Hire has a value added product range to cover all of these needs.

Our Value Added Products:

Welfare 4 Hire's welfare unit consumables include drinking water, hand towels and health and safety products, as well as housekeeping products and other items.

Conceived with ease of use and value for money in mind, Welfare 4 Hire's Value Added Products range offers clients a number of benefits, including:

  • Convenience: This service eliminates the need for additional suppliers or for trips to the shops.
  • Streamlined processes: Administrative tasks are simplified as there are no additional purchase orders to manage and no additional invoices to pay.
  • Value: Our consumables are competitively priced.
  • Legal compliance: Our range includes all of the products required for a site's welfare facilities to be fully compliant.

Health and Safety Products:

Ensuring workplace safety is paramount, and a range of health and safety products contributes to this goal:

  • The first aid book serves as a comprehensive guide for prompt and accurate responses to minor injuries.
  • A signing-in book fosters accountability and aids in emergency situations by swiftly tracking personnel.
  • The fire log book, equipped with a pen-on-a-string, enables instant documentation during fires for quick response and analysis.
  • The one-touch fire alarm provides rapid alerts, crucial in swiftly addressing any scale of fire.
  • A strategically placed basic first aid kit, eye wash station and fire extinguishers offer immediate remedies to injuries and potential disasters.
  • The Health & Safety at Work Act poster ensures compliance and educates the workforce on safety culture, while general site signage facilitates clear communication to reduce confusion or accidents.
  • The fire blanket stands ready for swift deployment, serving as a crucial shield against escalating flames during emergencies.

Housekeeping Products:

Maintaining a clean and hygienic environment is vital for the well-being of your team:

  • Simple yet essential items such as toilet rolls, liquid hand soap, hand towels, air freshener and anti-bacterial gel contribute to a comfortable and sanitary workspace, addressing the daily hygiene needs of your workforce.

Additional Items:

Consider the little things that can make a significant difference:

  • A wooden cutlery set offers a sustainable alternative for meals on-site.
  • Stationery products aid in keeping administrative tasks organised.
  • Bottled water ensures that your team stays hydrated throughout the workday.

Choose Welfare 4 Hire For Comprehensive Site Welfare Solutions

Choosing a provider that offers a comprehensive range of consumables and services for your welfare unit hire ensures legal compliance as well as unparalleled convenience.

Simplify your welfare unit hire by opting for a provider who understands welfare requirements and can supply all of the products that you need. Make Welfare 4 Hire your one-stop-shop for site welfare.

Get In Touch

If you are interested in towable welfare unit hire for your next project, or you would like further information on our added value product range, speak to Welfare 4 Hire today. 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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