Steel containers are a huge boon for any construction site. A container is a portable and affordable source of privacy and shelter during a long job, but it is also an efficient, safe space to hold important meetings.
Improve Production and Morale
Crafting a great working environment starts with your workers but is secured through a manager’s appreciation of their efforts. This is more than simple praise after a good job well done, it means looking after your worker’s needs and respecting their time.
Your workers could spend their lunches in the privacy of their vans, but you could use our steel container hire in London service to offer your staff a dedicated safe space to take their breaks. Our mobile welfare units are dedicated to this purpose, and can be easily fitted with kettles and toasters – items which will be coveted during the cold months.
Greater morale amongst your employees will undoubtedly inspire greater company loyalty, which, in turn, will help your workers to stay productive during difficult weather. If you have had the success of securing a long-term contract, then you want to encourage your workers to see it as the positive opportunity it is. Provide them with a happy environment and you will be sure to see the results.
Strong Meeting Spaces for Workers
A steel container offers more than simple respite for your tired crew on a long day, it is also a fortification against the elements for holding onsite planning meetings. The organisation of your construction site is the face of your business, so it is also part of your reputation. With the aim of securing future contracts, you want to be sure that you are presenting the best face possible and as such you need to organise your site to be efficient, safe, and professional.
In terms of efficiency, this requires an understanding of optimal vehicle parking and unloading points. Doing so should ensure that no driver gets stuck waiting to leave the site and will reduce the likelihood of accidents happening.
To maximise safety, it is important that all workers are aware of potential danger zones and driving routes. Good safety will also aid your efficiency – no-one wants to lose workers during a large project. Teaching your workers about optimal safety strategies should be an ongoing task for all businesses to ensure that every individual is up to date on current expectations. A steel container or welfare unit is the perfect place to gather your workers for onsite meetings such as these.
Meet with Site Owners Professionally
A professional looking site will minimise the amount of mess present on the site. Vehicles should be neatly parked and important materials should be secure from theft, but accessible to workers. When you invite the site owner to survey the progression of your work, you want them to be impressed. After touring the construction site, being able to take your customer to one of our units will show consideration for their wellbeing, as well as attention to detail.
If you have a difficult customer to work with, taking them to a secure meeting space away from the main working area will also prevent your workers from overhearing any struggles you might be having, allowing you to work them out without worrying about the effect those words might have on your employees.
During hard weather, it is also good to provide your contractor with somewhere clean and safe to meet. The middle of the construction site might offer some protection from wind and rain if there are no alternatives, but it is undoubtedly distracting and suboptimal at best. Another alternative to using our containers for meetings would be to drive to another location, such as a café or your headquarters, but this risks traffic and will assuredly take more time than meeting on site.
Steel containers can be stacked, which is good news if you want to gain some extra clout for your business through advertising. By placing your containers in a space where they can be seen by the public, you can add a placard declaring your business. If you’re successfully presenting a great construction site, then this smart placement could lead to more jobs in the future.
We offer steel containers for hire, as well as the opportunity to buy your own, new or used. We understand the construction industry and its requirements, so speak to us before your next job.
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