Shipping containers can be found in various industries and environments, from school classrooms to pop-up restaurants. But the construction industry is where steel containers are the most utilised and find themselves right at home.
While most commonly associated with storage, there are actually a variety of uses for containers in the construction industry, providing convenience for the workers on-site. Here are some of the top uses for containers on construction sites.
Most construction sites will require some kind of office building for a project manager to work, or for conference rooms or possibly even just a space for workers to gather somewhere quiet where they can discuss plans. Office space provides a clean, tidy, and efficient space for management to monitor the job site and ensure the project runs smoothly.
Containers make great on-site office spaces as they can be customised to include lighting, electricity hook-ups, toilets, built-in desks, kitchenettes, and other office necessities. They provide the perfect balance of durability, structural integrity, and mobility. For large projects, containers can be stacked for a multi-storey office space.
Tool and Material Storage
Steel containers will always be the ideal choice for storing tools and construction materials. Their heavy-duty doors and walls make them a formidable barrier for thieves and can have so many additional security measures added to them to ensure all on-site equipment is kept safe.
They provide easy access for workers during the day and have ample space to store materials and tools. Containers can be equipped with lighting and shelves to make accessing materials on-site a breeze. They also provide a place to store materials when they are delivered but not immediately needed.
Construction sites can be a dangerous place for workers, and injuries are common. Whether minor cuts or significant injuries, a construction site should have a first aid building on site to treat workers. A container can provide the space and facilities needed to treat injured workers.
Shipping containers can be equipped with medical amenities such as hot and cold water hook-ups and patient beds. If you’re looking for a way to make your construction site safer and provide quicker access to medical attention for your workers, a steel container can provide you with the perfect medical office.
Workers can really benefit from a dedicated breakroom or canteen area on-site. Whether it’s the hot sun or cold rain, working outside in the elements can be detrimental to people’s health and well-being. By installing a container on-site to be used as a breakroom, workers will be able to relax while taking their lunch break, improving worker morale, and maintaining their well-being.
Containers can be built with kitchenettes for food prep and access to hot drinks, as well as sitting areas for workers to take a break while they enjoy their lunch. Lockers can also be added to help keep employee belongings safe for the day while they work. For an easy, mobile breakroom that will help keep workers motivated and happy, a steel container is the perfect solution.
Toilets and Showers
Construction workers need to have access to toilets on-site, but showers can also be a useful facility depending on the kind of work they’re undertaking. Toilet cabins can be installed onto your site to pump in fresh water and remove wastewater as needed. Toilet units include handwashing facilities and can provide an all-round solution to sanitary needs and requirements. Containers make the perfect solution for toilet and washing facilities on a construction site.
If you work in the construction industry and are looking for site container hire in London, look no further than Flintham Cabins. We have more than 35 years of experience in providing steel containers that allow us to not only meet but exceed your expectations. Whether you need a steel storage container, portable toilet units, steel anti-vandal units or pop-up containers, we are sure to have what you’re looking for.
At Flintham Cabins, you can hire a new or used container, giving you a vast range of price options to suit any budget. All our containers are rigorously tested and checked to ensure they are in perfect condition before we deliver them to your site. So you can rest assured that even the used containers are entirely fit for purpose and won’t let you down.
If you’d like to learn more about our containers, do not hesitate to contact us today.