Posted on: 31 August 2018Share
Portaloos, or portable toilets, are essential pieces of equipment for a construction site. Most sites lack proper sanitation amenities for workers, site managers and other individuals who are taking part in the project. Hiring portaloos can be an excellent way to meet the needs of these individuals without necessarily spending money on permanent bathroom structures. These portable bathrooms are rented out for a short period, and you don't have to worry about how and where to take them once the project is done. However, hiring them is not enough. Below are some measures that you can take to improve their convenience on your project site.
Get all-in-one portaloos
As you hire portaloos, be aware that not all companies offer self-contained portaloos. Some only consist of bathrooms but don't have a sink, water supply and sanitation amenities. Go for portaloos that come with a sink and water supply to promote the health of your workers. Remember, most construction sites only connect water to plumbing systems once the building is done. Your workers may not have anywhere else to freshen up after accessing the bathroom. Also, ensure that there is an adequate supply of accessories such as toilet paper, air freshener and soap.
Place portaloos strategically
You want to ensure that your workers don't walk far to access bathroom facilities. Place the portaloos where they can be easily accessed by everyone on the site. In this light, it would be a great idea to hire more than one depending on the size of the construction site and the number of people working on it. So for example, with three portaloos placed at various places, individuals working on various parts of the site can quickly access the facilities and go back to work. Doing this will not only promote convenience but also prevent time wastage.
Hire a cleaning crew
Portable toilets need regular cleaning to maintain hygiene and keep the surfaces sanitised. Some rental companies offer you a package that includes a cleaning crew that regularly comes in to clean the toilet, floors and surfaces. They also pump the sewerage storage tank and refill the water tank. If you can, get the full package so that you can get these services as well. You will get a peace of mind knowing that the portaloos are taken care of at all times. However, if you don't get a cleaning crew included, hire one to maintain sanitary and hygienic toilets throughout the rental period.
Follow these tips when using portaloos on your construction site to increase their convenience and promote the health of the workers on the site.