Good Welfare Facilities for Operatives

Providing a variety of welfare facilities is a good way of motivating your workforce.

It will make them feel valued and give them a sense of belonging which they otherwise may not get from simply coming and going to work on site. By providing clean, well-maintained facilities and equipment, the workforce should respect and appreciate them.

Beneath is a list of attributes that sites have added for the welfare of its operatives:

  • Male, female and disabled toilets (for guidance on the number of toilets that should be available on site, please visit the HSE website);
  • A canteen with full kitchen equipment and free wi-fi;
  • Soft seated area with a television;
  • Extra separate drying room;
  • Prayer room;
  • Showers accompanied by lockers;
  • A free gym for operatives;
  • Washing machines and tumble driers.

Ensuring equal welfare facilities for all genders will also help encourage a more diverse workforce by demonstrating that construction is a welcoming environment.

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Barhale Construction plc, First visit monitor report, 2014

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