A look inside our mobile welfare units and vans
26 January 2022
What will you find if you step inside one of Enable Welfare’s mobile units or vans? The answer naturally depends a little on exactly which vehicle or unit you choose, but here is what we think you should expect from any reputable company offering construction site welfare units or welfare van hire, together with a few ‘extras’ (although once you know about them, you might very well decide they are ‘must-haves’ for you!).
First and foremost, you should expect a cabin or vehicle that will help you provide a safe, clean environment for your staff, and one that’s well adapted for the testing conditions – mud, dust, frost etc – that you will find on any UK working site. Our 16ft towable welfare units, for example, have a separate drying room, complete with coat hooks, which also houses the silenced diesel generator. A carbon monoxide (CO) alarm is standard. Inside the main canteen area, you will find stainless steel worktops that are easy to keep clean, a forearm sink with hot water, towel & soap dispensers and nearby drinking water, and a 2kw floor-mounted heater. We’ve made the units big enough to accommodate up to 12 people and given real thought to the ergonomics, providing two rounded tables, which make it easier to move around inside at busy times. There’s plenty of storage, too, which we find is always well appreciated by the users – 800 litres under the bench seats, plus dedicated well storage compartments. A fully flushing toilet – again with forearm sink and hot-wash – has its own external door, while back in the canteen area, the little, but important, touches continue, with a microwave oven and kettle supplied as standard.
Although smaller, with seven crash-tested seats, our Standard mobile welfare vans offer similar levels of comfort and convenience and, like the towable units, come fully stocked with consumables ready for immediate use. Helpfully, the Eco and Premium vans both have USB sockets, powered partly by solar panels, while the Premium also boasts its own air-conditioning unit and fridge.