Welfare Units – A ‘Must Have’ on the Construction Site

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Welfare UnitsWelfare units are well known throughout the construction industry, although not everybody is clear about their purpose. Facilities such as welfare units can increasingly be found at building sites or anywhere where hard physical work is carried out. It is now a legal requirement for site managers to ensure that staff have access to necessary amenities.

Welfare units [sometimes called Groundhog cabins] provide a place to relax, shelter, get clean, eat and attend to personal needs. They offer everything in one self-contained space and are particularly useful in extreme weather. It is difficult to carry out demanding work in high temperatures and freezing conditions. Apart from anything else, nobody performs well if they’re cold, soaked through and uncomfortable.

Rhinos Plant Hire have a range of mobile welfare units for hire from leading manufacturers Boss Cabins, perfect for your project in Croydon. These cabins have been designed with every consideration in mind whether you need a canteen, office, storage area or all of the above. Being mobile they can be moved to wherever they are needed, and are completely versatile. As mentioned this type of welfare facility is now a government requirement, and fines have already been issued. They are of course even more important since Covid 19 appeared, and frequent washing of hands etc became essential.

Welfare units should be safe, secure, clean, accessible and well maintained, they avoid the dilemma of finding somewhere to use the toilet and clean up. Boss units have seating areas, tables, basic food and drink preparation, storage, charging facilities, chemical toilets and drying rooms. They come in a choice of sizes and specifications depending on how many people are to be catered to. Check out the comprehensive range of plant machinery, tools, equipment and welfare units at Rhinos

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