So what does this actually mean for employers, well you should provide facilities including toilets, washing, somewhere clean to eat and drink during breaks and changing facilities.
How big your welfare provisions need to be will depend on your number of staff and the type of work involved.
What welfare facilities do I need?
When reviewing your welfare unit facilities you should consider the following:
- Enough toilets and washbasins for those expected to use them – including disabled toilets.
- Where possible, separate male and female facilities.
- Clean, well-lit and ventilated facilities.
- Supply of hot and cold running water.
- An area for eating and drinking with a way of getting a hot drink and hot food.
- Supply of clean drinking water.
- Changing facilities if the work involves wearing specialist clothing.
Commissioning welfare facilities on site
Kingsley Plastics Ltd GRP specialists have for many years been at the forefront of GRP design and manufacture and are experts in modular building design and construction including dedicated welfare units and welfare cabins.
Kingsley Welfare Units and Welfare Cabins have many uses within the UK and these can range from toiletry and washing facilities trackside for Network Rail or on-site for such organisations as National Grid Electricity & Gas.
All Kingsley welfare units and cabins are easy and simple to use and come in a wide variety of finishes including environmentally acceptable simulated Brick or Stone.
For more information call Kingsley on +44 01837 83154 or complete our contact form.