Hiring a welfare unit?

Hiring a Welfare Unit

4 May 2023

Looking at hiring a welfare unit? Not entirely sure what you need? Well, this article takes a look at everything you need to know about welfare unit hire. From static welfare units to mobile welfare unit hire, we’re going to give you all the details about sizes, applications, prices, and much more.

What is a Welfare unit?

Welfare units are simple cabins that offer necessities for a work environment. These include, wash/toilet facilities, kitchen areas, dry rooms, and a place to rest or escape the elements.

A building site will often start as nothing. A spare bit of land with no facilities. For the builders, this means they don’t have any toilets, kitchen areas, washrooms, or other essentials that we don’t easily think about.

Hence, welfare units allow a site to offer the needed facilities for a site. Turning a basic environment into a workable environment. You’ll find a range of welfare facilities available as well, meaning you can customise the workplace to be exactly what your team needs.

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Difference between a static welfare unit and a mobile welfare unit?

Site welfare units can be mobile or static, this means they can be moveable by your team or stuck in one position. For larger sites that might be a long-term project, them portable welfare units or towable welfare units might be a better solution as they can move with the site.

You can find pros and cons to both.

How much does it cost to hire a welfare unit?

There are a lot of factors that impact the cost of a welfare unit. From high quality welfare facilities to simple designs, from static to mobile, from small to large, welfare cabins have a lot of factors that impact the final charge. Some units may have a minimum hire period as well, so you need to be aware of what you are getting.

You also have to think about how you will be powering them, are they self powered via battery, are you running them off diesel? How long will you be running them? All this will impact your weekly costs.

What are our rates?

Here at PAL Hire, we have the largest network of hire depots across the UK! This means we can get you highly competitive rates on welfare cabin hire all across the country. We can source exactly what you need, when you need it, for a price that feels right!

For quick delivery on affordable facilities, contact PAL Hire today!

What is a self-contained welfare unit?

Self contained welfare units are facilities that are not dependant on mains supplies. This is great for more remote sites that might be lacking any infrastructure offering the perfect solution for your workers.

What size is a welfare unit in the UK?

welfare units come in a range of sizes. The two most common units are a 12 foot 6 man cabin or a 20 foot 12 man cabin for a larger site. However, you can get even bigger units if needed. With so many depots available to us, we can find you the perfect welfare unit! So just let us know what you need.

How much fuel does a welfare unit use?

It depends how often you are running it, are you only running it for the working day or are you running it 24/7? What type of facility are you running? showers and kitchens will typically use more power than a simple office cabin.

We recommend speaking to our team to find out what options are best for you if you are worried about the cost of fuel. Some eco models could offer a better option but come at a higher price; hence, it is easier to chat to a team member today.

Can a welfare unit have canteen facilities?

Of course, we can have welfare cabins equipped with kitchen equipment for all your needs.

Can you get a welfare cabin to remote locations?

Yes! with such a large array of welfare cabins available across our huge network of depots, we never struggle to supply facilities to areas all across the country. Just give us a ring and we can sort out what you need, where you need it!