- By Dean Finegold
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For any construction job that’s longer than a few days, on-site accommodation is an important thing to consider. Though it may not be the first thing that people think of when planning a construction site, it certainly shouldn’t be forgotten, or you’ll soon find yourself and your workers, unable to work to your best.
Here are just a few ways you can fix your site accommodation problems, and save yourself time and money in the process:
Food for thought
If your location is more than walking distance from your offices, especially if you’re working in a remote location, an on-site canteen is a must. Not only does it provide a place for you and your workers to rest and eat, it also saves your time and money – if your workers have to travel elsewhere for their food or to get a drink, you’ll be losing valuable hours every day to misjudged journeys, bad traffic and even unmotivated employees. Canteens also provide hygiene, thanks to often having inbuilt sinks, which is important for any building site.
Though paperwork and management on the go is a general requirement for any construction business, you’ll soon get tired of working out of the van or in the open – and this doesn’t offer you any protection for private or confidential documents. An onsite office unit not only gives you a base to work from, it provides a sharp incline in productivity, thanks to the privacy and convenience of having a more sensible working location.
Keep it Locked Down
We all know that it’s not a good idea to keep tools in vans overnight – and, in many locations, it’s also not a great idea to keep larger bits of equipment out on site in case of issues with vandalism, or even bad weather. An on-site secure storage unit not only makes your workers’ jobs easier, it also gives you a longer timeframe to work in, without each person having to individually pack away their tools. These units also ensure that all tools are remembered every day, as they’re already on site and ready to go.
All these facilities and more can make working on any site a breeze. It might be one of the last things you think of, but your site accommodation facilities will be the first thing you’re thankful for if you’re caught in heavy rain or unable to get anywhere for lunch! Contact us today to discover why cabin-based accommodation is a great idea.