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What is a Welfare Unit and Why You Need One

There are many things that you need to consider when you and your team of builders are working off-site. One important factor is where everyone can go for a rest, get changed and have something to eat and drink. This is obviously problematic when you are building a new property in the middle of nowhere. This is when many building contractors make use of a welfare unit.

Below we explain exactly what a welfare unit is, and why you may need one.

What is a welfare unit?

A welfare unit can be static or mobile, and provide workers with a range of services, including kitchen and washroom facilities, to help them through the working day. These units come in a variety of sizes, but on average they can accommodate anywhere from 6 to 16 people.

Modern welfare units come with lighting, running hot water, toilets and heating, making them suitable for use throughout the year.

What you will find in a welfare unit

Every welfare unit is different and can accommodate a range of needs. They vary in size and can be personalised to suit your number of workers. You can also personalise the interior space and layout. Welfare units will come with running hot water and washing or shower facilities. Toilets are also included, as are washing up sinks and a functioning kitchen.

The interior can be left as open plan, with the canteen and restart area as one large space. Or you can divide up the space for use as meeting rooms or offices. It all depends upon your working needs.

Why you need a welfare unit when working off site

When you are miles away from any shops and local amenities, you need to have everything that you need on the site during your working hours. HSE safety compliance states that there need to be toilets and hot running water on all sites, and a welfare unit will cover these needs.

Workers will have somewhere to sit and relax during their breaks. They can make a cup of tea and heat up a meal in the microwave. If workers get covered in mud or get wet, they’ll also be able to have a wash and change into clean clothes. The welfare unit should be a home away from home, providing warmth, comfort and shelter while working on that construction site.

To learn more about our range of mobile welfare units and how they can help you and your employees when wording off-site, then please do get in touch with us today.

 


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