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Market Report: Site Welfare : Latest products
AJC proves popular
AJC Trailers, which manufactures the EasyCabin range of mobile and
static welfare units, says it has received a spate of orders from hirers for its eco12 Junior, which has been developed to give environmentally-friendly operation.
The towable unit is designed to produce fewer emissions, reduce generator usage,
lower fuel costs and decrease noise pollution. Maintenance intervals have also been increased, meaning it can
be run for longer periods between servicing, according to the company.
The eco12 Junior can accommodate up to six people. It has energy-saving LED lighting and a diesel heating system, which means that the on-board generator is only required to power 240V appliances or to re-charge the batteries. A monitoring system signals to the generator when charging is necessary, for optimal operation.
Nixon Hire operates a fleet of eco12 Juniors. MD Graham Nixon said, “Its eco-friendly qualities are key to its popularity with our customers, as it positively contributes towards an environmental audit, and its economical operation goes a long way in saving bottom line costs. The unit is also very reliable and easy to maintain. Our intention is to grow our fleet in line with customer demand.”
Energy-saving Genquip addition
Genquip reports that more companies are now asking for high-end welfare units that not only meet on-site Health & Safety requirements, but also offer cost savings by way of carbon reductions, and lower levels of generator and water usage. In many cases, they also look for equipment with an appropriate EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating, particularly in situations where contractors are submitting tenders highlighting emission reductions.
Complementing its SW6100 and SWO7600 static range, Genquip has just launched the SWO9700 new version,
which includes several eco-friendly characteristics.
These include a low-flush toilet, waterless urinal, a low-energy heating and hot water system, and a B-rated EPC.
The company says that, as well as reducing carbon emissions,
the unit offers substantial savings on fuel and servicing costs, as the generator is only required to run periodically. Genquip recently invested over £2m on new machinery and has increased the size of the factory to expand production.
Garic’s solar solution
Garic’s Combi-Eco Series Plus welfare unit is designed to reduce running costs and emissions by doing away with the need for a generator. Instead, all of the power needed is drawn from eight solar panels housed on the cabin’s roof.
The unit can accommodate up to seven people, and provides a canteen, office, a WC with a toilet and shower, and a drying area. It also has USB and 12V power sockets and Wi-Fi capability as standard. Infra-red sensors in the canteen and WC areas are fitted so that the water supply and lighting equipment are only in use when workers are using the unit, to save energy.
The manufacturer says that trials it has conducted on construction sites suggested that the Eco Series Plus could save up to 88% in fuel costs compared to a standard 240V generator-powered Combi-Cabin model, with a similar reduction in CO2 emissions.
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Securi-Cabin’s Eco range
Securi-Cabin has specialised in anti-vandal portable accommodation for over 20 years, with a current emphasis on eco-friendly mobile welfare units.
It says that two of its most popular models are the Eco-7 and Eco-7+ towable welfare units, which have a fully retractable drawbar system for safer on-site positioning and improved hitching manoeuvrability.
They can cater for up to seven people and include a large canteen area with a table and seating, hot running water, a kettle and microwave. The units also include a drying room, a chemical toilet and washing facilities.
The Eco-7+ model has a fresh water flushing toilet, integrated water and waste tanks, a 10-litre hot water storage heater, 12V motion-activated LED lighting and aluminium flooring throughout.
Wernick meets the challenge
Wernick Hire, which manufactures and supplies site accommodation, recently provided units
free of charge for construction crews on a special episode of the BBC programme ‘DIY SOS’, chronicling the transformation of eight houses into homes adapted for armed forces veterans in Manchester.
The company became involved as it has a long-standing service level agreement with Kier, who acted as principal contractor on the project. A store, office, canteen and toilet
unit were supplied, with a self-contained mobile welfare unit also being provided later on for traffic control and overnight security. The residential location made delivery of the units particularly challenging, requiring careful planning, as some houses in the area were occupied throughout the project.
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Teal’s compact Handeman
Teal Patents has re-designed its Handeman Xtra,
a compact hot water handwashing station that can provide up to 15 washes of ten seconds’ duration. It is available in 12V and 24V versions for use in vehicles, and can also be supplied as a mains powered unit.
It is self-contained, with its own tank, and waste water
is stored in an integral container. A soap dispenser and paper towel holder can also be supplied.
In addition, the product is available as a portable version, which keeps water hot for up to five hours depending on the initial temperature of the pre-heated water used.
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