What is a hand washing station?

A hand washing station is a portable unit that can be used indoors or outdoors, providing a convenient way of encouraging regular hand sanitisation to reduce the spread of germs.

Why should you provide handwashing stations on your site?

As construction sites across the country continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, careful health and safety management on-site is more essential than ever.

Public Health England has released guidance about working safely on construction sites during Coronavirus, which includes a number of ways to help reduce the transmission of infection on-site whilst enabling operatives to continue working.

As well as cleaning touchpoints and machinery and cohorting (working in small groups), the guidance also recommends regular handwashing to minimise Coronavirus infection risks. Workers should wash their hands on arrival at site, before and after eating, after coughing or sneezing, and as soon as they get home.

Due to the nature of building work, regular handwashing can be difficult. You can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on-site by providing portable hand washing stations for regular sanitisation. These self- contained units provide the ideal solution for temporary hygiene facilities for your construction site or workplace.

Available to buy or hire, we can deliver our portable hand washing stations nationwide. Our team can advise how many units you need on your construction site. Contact us today for a free, no obligation quotation.

Supporting workers’ mental health

We also recognise that as well as tackling the physical threat of Coronavirus, it is equally important to look after workers’ mental health as the industry adapts to new ways of working. That’s why we’re pleased to signpost construction employers and employees to the following resources and support services:

To help protect and support workers, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched it’s ‘Spotlight on Mental Health’, raising awareness of how mental health can affect anyone, and providing examples of best practice and information about the law and legislation on mental health for construction employers.

The Construction Industry Helpline is a support system for construction workers dealing with stress, depression and anxiety issues. It is a charitable service providing emergency financial help to construction families in crisis, advice on occupational health and mental wellbeing, and support on legal, tax and debt management matters. Those working in the construction industry, as well as their families, can contact the 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline in confidence on 0345 605 1956.