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Your 2023 spring/summer site checklist

With the upcoming arrival of spring/summer 2023, you may be contemplating how to cater to your workers’ needs and ensure their well-being during the warmer months. Perhaps you are also considering exploring sustainable alternatives for on-site products as we approach the warmer seasons.

In this guide, we will provide you with a list of products that can contribute to the well-being of your workers during hot weather conditions, as well as suggest some environmentally friendly facilities that definitely take advantage of the hot weather.

Because welfare matters

The welfare of site workers is crucial for several reasons. First and foremost, it is the legal and ethical responsibility of employers to ensure that their workers are safe, healthy, and comfortable while they are on the job. Providing a good standard of welfare facilities not only helps to minimise the risk of accidents and injuries but also helps to reduce the likelihood of work-related illnesses such as stress. This inevitably leans towards better staff retention which in turn will help the seamless running of the site. You can find out more about the basic requirements needed in regard to welfare facilities on-site here.

In addition to legalities and ethical obligations, there are practicalities involved when it comes to providing welfare facilities on-site. When workers feel comfortable and supported, they are more likely to be motivated and ready to engage in the task at hand, resulting in a productive working environment and improved project outcomes. 

Investing in the welfare of site workers is not only the right thing to do, but it can also benefit you as the employer and the project as a whole.

A comprehensive range of welfare units

At Garic, you will find a comprehensive range of both static and mobile welfare units that are fully equipped with everything you need to accommodate your workers on-site. As the spring/summer season progresses, it is essential to take into account the potential impact the warmer weather can have on your workers’ well-being and to provide appropriate measures to mitigate any risks that may arise. Our recommendation would be to prioritise essential facilities such as shaded areas, sun protection, adequate ventilation, and a supply of fresh water during the spring/summer seasons.

Static Welfare Units

As one of the UK’s leading site facility providers, We have an extensive range of static welfare units available to hire that prioritise comfort and convenience while providing facilities needed during hot weather spells. Built to meet all the latest legal requirements for site welfare facilities, our range of static welfare units is available in a number of configurations to match almost any request. Fully self-contained, these units offer facilities such as fresh water units, flushing toilets and adequate resting areas, all of which will come in handy during those soaring summer temperatures. Complete with the option of being powered by solar, these units are not only perfect for the more environmentally focused sites but can take full advantage of the sunshine!

Find out about our range of static welfare units available to hire here.

Mobile Welfare Units & Vans

Similar to our static units, our range of mobile alternatives provides everything needed to facilitate welfare on-site, but with the added portability factor. With the ability to be positioned quickly and efficiently, they can accommodate workers who are always on the move. Industries such as highway and railway maintenance, which require frequent movement to various locations on the road and trackside, are particularly well-suited to using mobile welfare facilities.

The most popular choices throughout all seasons include the Armadillo mobile units and the ever-popular Garic welfare vans. Prioritising sustainability, we offer eco-friendly versions of our mobile welfare facilities, making them an ideal choice for the more environmentally conscious sites. And with the sun more likely to be gleaming down, our solar-powered mobile welfare units are the perfect choice for cutting costs and making good use of the sun. 

Read more about what our mobile welfare units have to offer here.

Maximise welfare with water solutions

Current health and safety legislation states that all work sites must provide site water and washing facilities, regardless of the weather conditions. To ensure your site is fully compliant with the latest legislation, we have created a series of water storage solutions. Our water tanks are constructed with heavy-duty polyethene and built to the highest ISO standards, ensuring that they meet and exceed industry requirements. Take a look at our water tank offerings here.

Ideal for sites without mains water supply, our static water tanks are a useful and cost-effective alternative to laying underground water pipes. Fully compatible with all of our welfare accommodation units, these tanks will be a welcome addition to the facilities during the warmer seasons!

Shelter from the sun

As mentioned above, The summer months will see workers seeking out shaded areas to escape the direct sun they endure whilst working outside. Whilst our welfare cabins and vans provide this we also offer our open-sided steel shelter. Complete with bench seating and solar-powered entrance lighting as an optional extra, it makes the perfect shelter from the sun whilst allowing fresh air to flow through.

A sustainable spring/summer season

You may have already noted that as a whole, Garic offers eco-friendly versions of all their welfare offerings and what better time to take full advantage of these than when the sun is out and shining bright!

Solar energy is particularly beneficial in the summer because, during this season, there are longer daylight hours and more direct sunlight. This means that solar panels can generate more electricity or heat during the summer, making them more efficient and effective at producing the energy needed on-site. It is also worth noting that rising temperatures can mean a rise in demand for electricity due to powering air conditioning systems and other cooling devices such as fans. Using this amount of electricity through the use of solar will cut costs and contribute to a more eco-friendly environment.

What matters to you, matters to us

At Garic, what matters to you, matters to us. Increasing productivity, providing eco-friendly solutions, and supporting people come rain or shine, are among our top priorities. As a leading product innovator, we offer the best welfare solutions to keep your workers happy and productive on-site. With more than 30 years of experience, our in-house R&D, design, and manufacturing teams enable us to provide a bespoke service that ensures you get precisely what you need to complete your project efficiently.

Intelligent Site Planning for Every Sector

Garic’s intelligent online site planning tool helps you deliver successful projects by quickly and reliably planning all of the equipment your site will need, from welfare units and wheel washers, to power generators and lighting. We’ll even advise on maintenance and specify fuel saving and eco-friendly options to help you hit your sustainability targets.