If you have arranged for a portaloo hire company to deliver several portaloos to your building site, here are some precautions you should take to prevent any portaloo-related issues from arising throughout the course of the construction process.
Set up barriers around the area where the portaloos will be located.
After the portaloos have been delivered to the site, you should set up a barrier around the area where they are located. Ideally, you should use a sturdy, weighted barrier that will not topple easily if it is subjected to any powerful impact.
The reason for this is as follows; when the building work gets underway, there will probably be a wide variety of construction vehicles (such as forklifts, bulldozers and cranes) being driven around the site.
If you have not put a barrier around the portaloos, there is a risk that an equipment operator might accidentally knock over the portaloos with the machine they are driving.
If the portaloos are positioned in a single row, hitting one of the cubicles on the outer edges of the row could create a domino effect which could lead to all of them falling over. This could be problematic for two reasons. Firstly, if any of your labourers are using the portaloos when this happens, they could not only be injured when the portaloo they are inside tips over, but could also end up covered in toilet waste. In addition to being very distressing, this could also put them at risk of becoming ill, as the waste could contain dangerous pathogens.
Secondly, if the portaloos are struck by some heavy construction equipment and then tip over, their internal components (such the toilets and sinks) could break. If this happens, you would then have to arrange for the rental company to collect the broken portaloos and deliver a new set to your site. This could be an expensive and very time-consuming process.
However, these issues can be prevented by setting up a robust barrier around the portaloos, which will prevent any equipment operators from getting too close to the toilets.
Make sure the interior of each portaloo is well-lit
Whilst some rental portaloos come with integrated lighting systems, many do not have this feature. If the portaloos you will be renting do not come with lights, it is worth investing in some stick-on LED lights for them.
The reason for this is as follows; if the portaloos are not well-lit, the people on your site may find it difficult to use them. They may, for example, not be able to locate the toilet roll or the flush handle, or may struggle to see and wash their hands properly after they are finished using the toilet.
This could not only be frustrating for these individuals, but could also make the portaloos less sanitary. As such, it's sensible to invest in some lights to ensure that each of the portaloos is illuminated.
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