Build a better work environment with a portable welfare unit

6th December 2023

Portable toilet unit

All businesses have a responsibility to provide essential facilities to their staff and customers. Welfare buildings create a better work environment by offering amenities that improve hygiene, well-being and motivation.

Portable welfare units are incredibly versatile and are used by various industries. Workplaces, including those in remote areas or temporary workspaces (like building sites and outdoor events), use portable cabins.

What can a portable welfare unit be used for?

Portable cabins have a variety of uses and portable welfare units are no exception. They can be used to provide spaces such as:

  • Canteens
  • Rest areas
  • Changing facilities
  • Washing/Shower blocks
  • Toilets
  • Drying spaces and locker rooms

Depending on your business needs, they can include features such as:

  • Lockers
  • Washbasins
  • Shower cubicles
  • Toilets and urinals
  • Cabinets and sinks
  • Tables and chairs
  • And more

How do welfare buildings improve the work environment?

Better health and hygiene

Portable welfare units provide clean and easy-to-maintain sanitary facilities. These facilities are designed with your staff and customers in mind, offering users a comfortable and hygienic experience.

Portable toilets and changing facilities are built with top-quality materials, feature ventilation systems, and anti-bacterial coatings. These sophisticated portable cabins ensure high hygiene levels, contributing to improved staff health.

Improve employee comfort and convenience

Comfortable and functional portable welfare units should maximise space to include seating, workspaces and storage for staff convenience. These spaces should also be well-ventilated and have adequate natural light so staff can take breaks or do their work in a pleasant space.

Portable welfare units can also provide a kitchen and canteen. Access to these facilities on-site means that staff can prep and store food at work. This reduces the need to go offsite for lunch, saving staff money and promoting healthy eating and an overall healthy lifestyle.

Feeling comfortable at work is incredibly important for workplace well-being. A portable welfare unit provides an environment that prioritises staff comfort and convenience to boost morale, positively affecting employee engagement, job satisfaction, retention and productivity.

Boost workplace productivity

Providing a space for employees to take breaks is essential for productivity. Resting and relaxing allow staff to return to work refreshed and motivated. Motivated staff are more likely to perform well.

Portable cabins provide an excellent on-site space for staff relaxation. Access to on-site break rooms reduces the likelihood of staff going off-site during their breaks, which minimises interruptions and distractions associated with being absent from work during this time. This increases productivity when staff return to their shift.

The benefits of buying a portable welfare unit

Cost-effective portable cabins

Portable cabins are a cost-effective way to better the workplace environment. Your business can experience the benefits to employee health and hygiene, comfort and convenience, and productivity for significantly less cost than by purchasing a traditional building.

The cost-effective nature of portable buildings is due to 70% of construction occurring in a controlled factory environment. Streamlined manufacturing reduces building waste, installation time and transportation, minimising cost.

Promote sustainability

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important to many businesses. Choosing a portable welfare unit is a significant step toward reducing your company’s carbon footprint.

Portable buildings for sale feature accurate design and streamlined manufacturing, reducing building waste. Any excess materials are reused, repurposed or recycled, ensuring sustainability.

In addition to this, portable cabins are sustainable throughout their lives. They feature high-quality insulation, advanced sealing techniques and HVAC systems to prevent thermal leakage. This reduces energy consumption, which is brilliant news for the environment, and lowers energy bills.

Comply with regulations

Providing on-site facilities and amenities is not only essential but is regulated for most businesses. Businesses must comply with all regulations.

Portable welfare units are a quick and easy solution to ensure you are complying with all rules and regulations. Due to the majority of building happening in a factory, portable cabins can be installed very quickly. This could be in as little as just a few days.

Portable buildings for sale also come with a number of customisable options. These bespoke changes could include a ramp and wider door frames to promote inclusivity and meet accessibility standards.

Flexible buildings

Portable cabins are incredibly flexible and adaptable.

This is fantastic news for businesses in remote locations looking for a cost-effective building that can grow with their company. Modular and portable buildings are durable and long-lasting but can also be repeatedly refurbished and built upon. This ensures your building can meet your needs no matter what.

The flexibility of portable buildings is also brilliant news for businesses that work on temporary sites, i.e. building sites. This is because portable welfare units can be uninstalled and transported to your following project site. This means as your business moves, so can your facilities. This saves money and time as the installation process is swift.

Portable buildings for sale from Portable Building Sales

Portable Building Sales can help you find the right space to provide your staff and visitors with additional facilities. We have a stock of newly built portable welfare units that can be customised to your requirements.

If you need extra space quickly, Portable Building Sales can have your building refurbished and installed in just 4-5 weeks.

We will work with you to understand your business needs and find the perfect building. Our team collectively has decades of experience, so you can be sure to receive great advice. Take a look at our available stock or contact our friendly team today.

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