03 Jan The importance of providing welfare facilities on-site
Welfare facilities are necessary to protect the health and safety of employees in the workplace. Welfare facilities on-site cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues. To be compliant with HSE regulations implementing welfare facilities should not just be a norm rather than a concern for the well being of your employees. The importance of welfare facilities on-site comes with many benefits for the construction company and that of your employees. Therefore getting the services of a high-quality supplier of welfare units such as Easy Cabin who offer expert advice, guidance as well as a range of environmentally friendly zero fuel welfare units will save you the hustle and bustle of managing everything yourself.
Importance of welfare facilities
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional diesel-powered welfare units, then our Ecosmart Zero welfare units are a great option that benefits both the environment and workforce. Whether it is welfare facilities at work or welfare facilities on-site they both serve the same purpose which is to ensure the smooth running of operations. The following are the importance of welfare facilities:
- Employee productivity
Providing the necessary welfare facilities will positively impact your employees to work to their best capabilities as there will be no room for time wastage and raising complaints. It will also ensure that the employees deliver the work on time which is beneficial for the company. Having the necessary welfare facilities gives employees a sense of appreciation and satisfaction which will, in turn, lead to higher productivity.
- Well being
It is a human right to have access to toilet facilities, clean water and somewhere to rest. Failure to give your employees the necessary welfare facilities can affect their mental health. Not fulfilling the basic needs of your workers results in them being extremely stressed, which could result in them becoming distracting and causing accidents on-site which you are liable to cover as the employer. Developing the well being of your workers is equivalent to developing your company. Our Ecosmart range enhances the wellbeing of your workforce whilst on-site and is also one of the greenest welfare units on the market, making it a smart choice for all.
- Health and safety
Lack of sufficient health and safety welfare facilities can pose a significant threat to the health and safety of your workers. Dehydration, adverse weather conditions, falling materials and exposure to harmful substances are all possible health risks on a construction site. Your workers need to be well trained in using health and safety welfare facilities such as the first aid kit to deal with health problems that may arise.
Necessary welfare facilities on-site
Welfare facilities are a basic requirement of any workplace and they should be of high quality to make sure your workforce is healthy and productive. The following are minimum welfare facilities you should keep on-site:
Providing toilets should be a priority, they should be suitable in terms of functionality and hygiene standards. Toilets need to be well maintained, ventilated, clean, properly lit and should contain toilet paper. For female toilets, they should contain sanitary waste bins and depending on the layout of the construction site toilets should be conveniently located to avoid employees having to walk too far.
- Water and washing
A constant supply of drinking water should be available at all times, it can be either supplied directly from the mains or in refillable enclosed containers. Running water for the employees to wash their face, arms and forearms separate from the toilet should be provided with soaps and towels in place. Showers should also be made available if dirty work is involved. To power such welfare units with bathroom and other facilities, we recommend our solar smart site modular hybrid power units, which are quick to set up and can be a great way of making your welfare facilities more environmentally and cost-friendly.
- Rest area
A hybrid-solar welfare unit like ours provides a suitable area for employees to take their meals and breaks which helps to prevent possible food contamination that may arise from work-related activities. Canteen facilities should be provided if the employer does not provide food for the workers.
- Provide changing facilities
This is necessary if your workers need to change to special clothing. The changing rooms can also be equipped with lockers where they can store their belongings.
Providing welfare facilities depends on the number of people on-site. To avoid long queues multiple facilities should be well-positioned where they can be easily accessed. The importance of employee welfare facilities contributes to the smooth running of operations. For events and other jobs in remote locations, the importance of welfare facilities on-site is unmeasurable from reducing health hazards to giving your visitors first-class treatment. Easy Cabin is on hand to offer a range of financial packages to suit most firms, advanced technology and eco-friendly products.