27 May Fix Your On-Site Accommodation Problems With Our Welfare Units
Workers have a right to access basic welfare units and even accommodation on some remote sites. Compliance is a challenge for contractors, and old units often fall short of the law. EasyCabin builds robust, clean, comfortable, and green solutions with the future in mind.
Up to Date?
Old-style welfare units are still used on worksites, with some contractors believing that they are compliant. Old units will lack many of the basic amenities needed by users to maintain hygiene.
Broken accommodation units may be leaking waste, and using a series of fixes over the years will add up in cost. Poor repair work can lead to accidents, workers being unable to use the unit, and large fines from inspectors.
Laws protecting workers are simple, but there is often a misunderstanding about who handles welfare. There is also some confusion on what the basics are, which can cause some clients to overcompensate.
Contractors are protecting their clients from legal issues by providing compliant welfare units. This builds trust, and contractors will benefit from the repeat business.
A CDM coordinator must inform the client of their duties. The CDM coordinator will go from planning to the implementation of the welfare facilities on their site. Smaller businesses and the self-employed should educate themselves on what, how much, and where the units can sit on their site.
The locations of welfare units and accommodation should be in a safe area away from the danger of the site. Works scheduled to take more than 500-person work days should not start until these facilities are in place.
Projects lasting longer than 30 days and involving a team of 20 workers or more should plan the worksite with a welfare unit in mind. There need to be on-site communal welfare facilities, such as:
- Toilets: A site should offer a lockable toilet in unisex work environments with sanitary waste disposal bins. The unit should house a flush toilet with good ventilation and mains drainage if possible. The tap should have hot and cold running water for washing with a large basin. Contractors must set out a cleaning schedule throughout the project. Contractors should ensure that toilet paper, hand washing products, and hand dryers are available.
- Changing Rooms: Workers need to be able to change in and out of their safety equipment in privacy. Workers should also have access to lockers where they can store their personal belongings during their shifts.
- Canteen: Workers need a safe and clean area where they can rest, prepare food, and eat. Workers need to eat and drink, and a large bottle of water for all to share is insufficient. A canteen will also have hot and cold running water. Clean cups should be available for workers to drink from.
- Showers: Those working with toxic materials will need access to showers to decontaminate. This includes the washing products and a private space to change.
- Sleeping Accommodation: Where the worksite is far from the worker’s base of operations, it may be necessary to set up sleeping quarters.
EasyCabin produces a range of welfare units, both static and mobile, which exceed the requirements set out in current laws. Each unit is well-lit, heated, and robust.
Toilets, showers, and changing rooms span from single pods to split units for males and females. EasyCabin also produces a line of luxury welfare units for dignitaries at special events.
Smaller crews can take advantage of all-in-one units that comprise kitchens, toilets, and rest areas. Larger versions also make room for offices and storage spaces. Static units are quick to move to a site with a crane, while mobile configurations on trailers or bespoke vehicles are perfect for transient operations.
EasyCabin’s modern and contemporary sleeping units suit the demands of both commercial and domestic markets. Each unit has hot and cold running water, lighting, and heating. These self-contained units are quick to connect to local electricity, mains water, and drainage.
Single units have an open plan space to sleep three people and include a kitchenette and a lockable bathroom. All units will stack to help contractors get the most out of their workspace.
Larger units have lockable bedrooms — separate from the dining area. Eco-Mod units also come with a lounge and a full bathtub. All units can receive Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and security system upgrades.
Newer and Greener
EasyCabin leads the way in designing and manufacturing compliant and efficient welfare units. EasyCabin’s Ecosmart range allows for ease of installation, away from other power sources.
From basic hygiene to dealing with sanitation for thousands, EasyCabin has the solution. Our modern welfare units are safer, cleaner, more efficient, and greener than ever. Stop wasting time repairing and upgrading your old welfare units and book your demo with EasyCabin today!