There is a lot of gratification to be had in the construction sector simply from the day-to-day line of work. Builders work in teams to make amazing, physical creations that benefit the local public. It can be a hard graft at times, but at the end of the day, they’re often confident that it was all worth it.
As an employer of builders, or the manager of a merchant’s yard, you understand the importance of good teamwork. The foundations of a house are only as good as the relationships between the builders, so it’s your job to keep everyone together, healthy and happy. Construction is regularly hailed as one of the happiest sectors to work in – Forbes recently wrote an article recommending that workers switch jobs to construction if they want a satisfying career – but you can make your business stand out from the rest by providing better perks than your competitors.
Adding perks to your business will ensure that you don’t lose your best builders to competing companies, and it will help to attract better builders to your side when you do need to hire. In this article, we’re going to talk about the importance of Mobile Welfare Units, biscuits, conversation and portaloos.
These plastic cubicles can be a godsend for builders on the job. They might not be the most aesthetically pleasing, but they can prevent disputes between builders and homeowners arising over bathroom ettiquette when they no longer have to share facilities.
Clients who are unfamiliar with building trades may view construction as a pain to be endured – endless dust, muddy boot tracks and loud noise. For those homes where removing your shoes is a staple, there is going to be some contention between your builders and the homeowner.
You can remove this factor entirely by investing in toilet units in London. It will remove any element of uncertainty between the builders and their client in terms of toilet access and will provide both parties with some peace of mind. It’s a simple solution that you should invest in today.
LUNCH AND BISCUITS
The sustenance of builders nationwide – biscuits. It’s a very good practice to provide your workers with a supply of biscuits every now and then. It is a small reward for their efforts and is an opportunity for employers to improve their relationship with their workers.
If you really want to go out of your way to show them that you care about their health, you could also provide them with a free lunch once a month. If they are out on the job, it could be a simple brown bag lunch, but being able to group together for a pub lunch every once in a while can build good memories for your team to look back on when they remember you and your company.
At the end of the day, you want to be able to present a positive image to your customers, competitors, and future hires. Become the kind of company that you would want to work for.
MOBILE WELFARE UNITS
On a similar note to portaloos, Mobile Welfare Units can be crucial during long construction jobs. It is true that builders are used to working and eating out in the elements, but this blog is about providing that extra level of care for your employees, and while they might be satisfied chomping down on wet sandwiches in the rain, they will definitely appreciate and use a mobile welfare unit.
Our mobile welfare units in London are are perfect for getting a bite to eat, easy to access and come with their own toilet compartment. As well as providing a place for your builders to eat in comfort, they also function as a great meeting room between builders and clients in all weathers. It is a place to look over plans without them getting soggy and somewhere for builders to feel comfortable, without worrying about muddy boot tracks.
Keeping your builders happy with some of these investments can also go a long way towards improving their relationships with your clients. It is about recognising that issues tend to arise from tensions with clients, more than between individual team members. In order to combat these tensions, it is important that you provide your builders with spaces that empower them and give them the freedom they need, such as portaloos and mobile welfare units. Other perks, such as the occasional business lunch, are opportunities for everyone to connect, to build on the foundations of your business and become a cohesive workforce that can get the job done with a smile.
If you would like to invest in a mobile welfare unit, portaloo, or steel container hire for extra storage on site or at headquarters, we can provide you with bespoke solutions as well as answers to any of your queries.