Providing the amenities detailed below will ensure that you comply with the latest standards for site welfare facilities – the Managing Health & Safety in Construction, Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, published by the Health & Safety Executive.
This document also offers practical examples of site accommodation good practice, based on our experience of serving leading construction contractors.
Suitable and sufficient washing facilities, including showers where needed, must be provided or made available at readily accessible places.
Washing facilities must include a supply of clean hot and cold, or warm, running water, soap or other suitable means of cleaning; and towels or other suitable means of drying.
Washing facilities and the rooms containing them must be kept in a clean and orderly condition.
Washing facilities must be provided in the same location as toilets and changing rooms
Separate whole body washing facilities must be provided for men and women, except where they are provided in a room where the door can be secured from inside and the facilities in each room are intended to be used by only one person at a time.
Rooms containing washing facilities must be sufficiently ventilated and lit.
Suitable and sufficient changing rooms must be provided or made available at readily accessible places if a worker has to wear special clothing for the purposes of construction work and cannot be expected to change elsewhere.
There must be separate changing rooms for, or separate use of rooms by, men and women.
Suitable and sufficient facilities must, where necessary, be provided or made available at readily accessible places to enable persons to lock away any special clothing which is not taken home, personal clothing which is not worn during working hours and other personal effects.
Changing rooms must feature seating and include, where necessary, facilities to dry any special clothing and any personal clothing or effects
Sufficient, suitable rest rooms or areas must be provided or made available at readily accessible places.
Rest rooms and areas must be equipped with an adequate number of tables and seating with backs for the number of persons at work likely to use them at any one time. Where necessary, include suitable facilities for any woman at work who is pregnant or who is a nursing mother to rest lying down. Include suitable arrangements to ensure that meals can be prepared and eaten and means of boiling and maintaining water at an appropriate temperature.
Elliott works with approx 75% of the Top 100 Construction Contractors, so we have extensive experience of providing quality welfare accommodation right across the UK. Below are example solutions for sites of different sizes to meet the CDM Regulations (2015):