Toilets are expected to be regularly cleaned to ensure the health and wellbeing of users. A daily clean of public facilities is the minimum for most public spaces. Cleaning these facilities prevents the spread of microbes and bacteria that are easily transmitted from human waste and condensation.
The trauma of dealing with an unclean public toilet may be unbearable for some and put others off from using the specific toilets in the future. We usually do not know what to expect when we approach a bathroom or, in this instance, a portable toilet at a construction site. It is never easy to trust the hygiene standards of the co-workers on the building site, or the frequency of the cleaning by the portable toilet hire company.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that construction companies ensure the availability of flushing toilets connected to the mains water and drainage system when and where possible. We understand that there are many occasions when these toilets are not available, and a portable facility is the most suitable alternative. Other expectations for the provided mobile unit are ventilation, well lit, and kept clean. In addition, it is expected that there is a sufficient supply of toilet paper in each of the designated facilities. Also, washbasins are required in these units with hot and cold running water. These basins should be large enough to ensure that construction workers can easily wash their faces, hands, and forearms.
The HSE stipulates that a cleaning arrangement should be put in place and that daily cleaning may be insufficient. Why do you think cleaning may be inadequate on construction sites once a day? Let’s have a quick look into the possible reasons when multiple daily cleaning may be required.
Reasons why a daily clean may be insufficient for a site portable toilet
These factors are some of the reasons why a single daily clean of portable toilets on construction sites may be insufficient.
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