When it comes to meeting those all-important health and safety guidelines and regulations for your building and construction site, then site accommodation is essential.
However the importance of good site accommodation goes far beyond this. It can be used to provide an essential space for visitors, employees, and employers on your actual site.
Site accommodation comes in a range of different sizes and can be used for a number of different uses so it can be a good idea to ensure that the site accommodation hire company that you decide to use understands your requirements. That way they can suggest the most appropriate type of site accommodation for your needs. They will also be able to discuss access to your site and where the site accommodation should be placed with you.
What type of site accommodation might you need?
Site accommodation comes in a range of different types. Many of these are fitted out internally for specific uses. Others will offer you a more basic structure that you will need to use as appropriate.
Site accommodation you might be considering includes:
- Meeting rooms
- Break rooms
- Washroom facilities
- Site offices
- Drying rooms
- Storage units
Health and Safety Regulations
A site manager is under an obligation to provide their employees with adequate facilities in which they can use a washroom, prepare food, rest, or even dry workwear between shifts.
Many construction sites are located at a distance from any type of amenities. This means that employers looking to ensure that they have covered all the necessary health and safety regulations regarding the safeguarding of their workers must look at providing the appropriate level of facilities onsite. Due to the strenuous nature of the work that is undertaken and the often less than pleasant conditions, together with the need to work in most weathers it is important to provide somewhere sheltered where rest breaks can be taken. It could help to have somewhere hot food or drink can be prepared – this means access to facilities like a kettle and a microwave, and where wet clothes can be put to dry before returning to work.
When construction workers do not have access to this very necessary requirement it can affect their ability to do their job. They may be too tired whilst operating heavy machinery, they may be too cold and wet due to the weather conditions. All of these factors can not only affect their own safety on a construction site. They could also have the potential to affect the safety of their fellow construction workers and even any external visitors to the site.
There is a huge amount of administration involved in the construction industry. From keeping track of work schedules and paying wages to arranging for any necessary hire equipment, supplies of building materials and of course the removal from site of any waste. These types of jobs are much more easily carried out by someone working as near to the building site as possible. This is another and very important reason for selecting good site accommodation. Having a small highly skilled team of administration staff on the construction site means that if there are any issues they can be dealt with quickly and very efficiently from the one location. This can be preferable, rather than needing to telephone someone who is further away and asking them to deal with something for you.
When choosing a company to help you with your site accommodation you should look for a company who is on hand to help you should anything go wrong with any of the site facilities that you have hired. After all, problems can mean delays and the costs of halting a construction project can soon mount up.