Portable toilets are often hired throughout the year for a variety of occasions such as sporting events, festivals, campgrounds, corporate events, construction sites and a host of many others. While the cold winds of winter are building momentum, construction projects are still ongoing across the country and the site engineers and workers are confronted with the same challenges such as such as cold stress, slippery surfaces, reduced productivity, protective gear challenges, limited daylight and delays in schedule.
It is common to find portable toilets on these sites and the use of these comes with their set challenges, especially in freezing temperatures. Let’s look at some of the difficulties in using a portable toilet and some of the effective ways to deal with these challenges.
Navigating the common challenges in using site portable toilets during winter
1) The challenge of using a portable toilet with materials that are not resistant to cold :
2) The challenge of limited Insulation or heating in a given portable toilet
2)Solution: Choosing a portable toilet that has some form of built-in insulation to ensure heat is retained is the most ideal solution to comfortably using these units during winter. A toilet with the appropriate insulation will ensure the internal temperature is comfortable for use while preventing the freezing of waste.
3) The challenge of the rapid filling up of waste tanks:
4) The challenge of slippery toilet floors:
5) The challenge of portable toilets on unstable surfaces:
6) The challenge of a winter storm:
8) The challenge of reduced daylight during the winter months
Construction projects have to continue through the winter months to ensure deadlines are met and sufficient housing, infrastructures or social amenities are provided to people. The challenges of remaining on the set project schedule or timeline are ever-present and overcoming these is reliant on several factors. The sufficient provision of the appropriate portable toilet is important to ensuring the safety and productivity of workers. Using mobile toilets during these cold and icy conditions has their own constraints and taking steps to address the challenges presented can immensely improve the experience for workers and ensure that sanitation remains a top priority.
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