22 Aug Reduce fuel costs with our welfare units
2022 has been a very mixed bag for the construction industry. Unprecedented demand for services has been experienced along with materials shortages, delays in machine delivery, the ban on red diesel and the highest fuel prices on record.
With rising costs, construction companies across the country have been going all-out to find strategies to lower fuel costs on site and improve project economy.
Fortunately, there are a number of great strategies to save costs on site, amongst them the use of site welfare.
How the use of site welfare helps reduce fuel costs onsite.
The introduction of site welfare facilities to any building site, although primarily provided to improve the working conditions for employees in keeping with legal obligations, has a number of additional benefits aside from worker well-being.
Clearly, there is a logistical benefit to site welfare units: It is more cost-effective for workers to have their lunch onsite than to each jump into a car and drive home (or to the nearest town) and back. For remote sites onsite accommodation can greatly increase worker comfort, reducing the need for long journeys in tempestuous conditions.
The key to providing good welfare facilities for workers is to aim for comfort: employees who have access to comfortable site welfare facilities will likely be able to make better use of their rest time making them more productive, and more productive workers constitute a saving in man hours.
But, benefits of site welfare services in general aside, can welfare facilities help construction companies promote fuel economy? Can your choice of welfare cabin impact how much you spend on fuel? In view of the current economic situation, these are definitely questions worth asking.
The environmental impact of welfare cabins
Welfare cabins provide a necessary source of shelter, hygiene and comfort on building sites, but this comes at a cost to the environment. Welfare cabins must be heated in the winter and kept cool in summer. They must include lighting, food and water heating facilities and electrical outlets for charging mobile phones. All of these functions consume energy. The cabins must also be towed to and from the site, adding to their environmental impact and operating costs.
So, what will reduce fuel consumption?
In order to reduce fuel consumption, we need to examine each of the energy-consuming functions of the welfare cabin to provide an energy-efficient solution: this is what we have done at AJC Easy Cabin.
By evaluating all of the equipment and processes in our range of site welfare cabins we have come up with solutions and created technology to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. These solutions include:
- The use of low consumption LED lighting where possible.
- The use of modern, emission compliant engines, combined with efficient battery power and solar PV systems.
- The possibility of upgrading existing units to be more efficient, with a range of upgrade packs including solar panels.
Wherever possible Easy Cabin utilises efficient HVO compatible engines which can be used in combination with alternative power sources such as solar power or battery power. This means that our welfare cabins are energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
Upgrade packs can be a great way of making your welfare cabin more energy (and fuel) efficient. There are a great number of possibilities, with solar power upgrades providing a fantastic option for generating power from a free source: the sun’s rays.
Possibilities range from backup solar-powered generators to floodlighting towers.
There are an increasing number of combinations that allow the use of solar-powered batteries, mains electricity and diesel or HVO, depending on which power source is available. This feature allows for true cost control when it comes to energy consumption.
EasyCabin’s commitment to the environment
AJC EasyCabin are proud to be multiple award winners for our Sustainable Welfare Facilities and power solutions. We are a member of the Green Organisation and we are also Green Apple Ambassadors, helping other companies to help the environment.
As part of our commitment to lower fuel consumption and carbon emissions we continually seek out new and more energy-efficient products and processes, incorporating them into our systems and products.
We are fully committed to minimising the environmental impact of all products and business operations through our environmental policy.
We actively seek to reduce pollution, emissions and waste. We use recycled materials wherever possible, aiming to reduce the use of all raw materials, energy and supplies.
Our mission is to continue to develop products that help reduce energy consumption for the benefit of our customers and the good of the planet.
Fuel-efficient welfare cabins, delivered nationwide.
EasyCabin´s manufacturing facility in Luton is easily accessible and provides a practical collection point for customer orders. We always provide plenty of notice of when your EasyCabin will be ready for collection, however some clients would prefer to have their EasyCabin welfare unit delivered.
UK WIDE DELIVERY
Our welfare units can be delivered to any location in the UK if needed. We can arrange a single cabin towing service, or on a flatbed lorry up to 3 cabins can be delivered at once. If you would like more information on our energy-efficient, fuel-efficient site welfare cabins, get in touch with Easy Cabin on 01582 486663. Our friendly team will be delighted to help with your enquiry.