There is no denying that one of the biggest challenges the UK has faced since the end of World War II is the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Aside from the devastating impact COVID-19 is having to human health, it’s also affecting the way businesses can operate.
Many firms are resorting to extreme measures to protect their workforce and people that come into contact with them. For example, most retail stores are now closed, and workers that can work from home are getting told to do so.
Of course, there are some occupations where it’s not possible to work from home, such as those in the construction industry.
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As you can imagine, creating a sterile work environment on a building site is quite an arduous task – especially when it comes to sanitation facilities like portable toilets. Employers must adhere to COVID-19-specific HSE guidance or face fines and site shutdowns.
LetLoos are key workers as we provide essential equipment for hygiene and sanitation purposes. We’ve increased the amount of sterilisation of our portable toilet hire services, so you can be sure you receive a spotless portable toilet.
We’d also like to help you maintain those high levels of hygiene and sterilisation while you’ve got portable toilets at your premises. To that end, here’s what you need to know on the subject:
Opt for portable toilet hire with compact basins
We offer a wide range of portable toilet options for your needs. In scenarios where there is no easy access to washing facilities, such as on construction sites, it makes sense to hire portable toilets with compact basins.
Known as forearm sinks, those basins make it convenient for users to wash their hands with hand soap thoroughly. Doing so after using the toilet is the ideal way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Whether you’re looking for construction site toilet hire Essex or portable toilets for your office premises, LetLoos can help you select the right options for your needs.
Event toilets hirefor commercial premises
You might think that toilet hire for events is something that unrealistic given the current partial lockdown situation in the UK. But, our toilet hire for events is also useful for businesses that wish to segregate office workers to limit the spread of COVID-19.
For example, employers wishing to comply with social distancing rules will want to ‘spread out’ workers, ensuring they are at least two metres away from each other at all times. In those circumstances, there is a need to provide increased sanitation facilities.
LetLoos offer a range of options to help business leaders comply with COVID-19 rules from HSE and regulations from government agencies such as Public Health England. Here’s how we can help your business:
Luxury toilet trailers
When dealing with several workers per segregated unit at commercial or industrial premises, it makes sense to hire some luxury toilet trailers. For a start, they provide stalls for several users. They’re also spaced out so you can comply with two-metre distancing rules.
Additionally, each of our luxury toilet trailers come with hand sanitising dispensers. When used before and after using the toilet, they help to kill 99.99% of all bacteria and germs. Thus, the risk of COVID-19 spreading between workers is at a minimum.
Disabled portable toilets
You must have sterile toilet facilities that are accessible to both non-disabled and disabled employees. With that in mind, you can hire portable toilets that can also accommodate disabled users.
Each of our disabled portable toilets from our event hire range comes with hand sanitising equipment for added peace of mind.
The HSE makes it clear that employers should increase the frequency of their cleaning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re an employer, it is your responsibility to follow that advice or face the wrath of the government.
Some employers may find it difficult to follow that guidance, mainly if they are short-staffed due to employees working from home or self-isolating. In those cases, we at LetLoos can help by providing your business with toilet attendants for your portable toilets and luxury toilet trailers.
Our toilet attendants provide the perfect solution for those staffing needs. Our professional team will ensure that your portable toilet is always kept clean and in working order. Plus, they’re on hand to maintain things like toilet roll and hand sanitiser stocks.
Self-management of your portable toilets
If you’d prefer to maintain the portable toilets and toilet trailers that you hire from LetLoos, here are some handy guidelines to help you:
Choose the right toilets for your needs
The first thing you need to do is determine which portable toilets are right for your requirements before you hire anything. Our website lists details on what we offer, but you’re welcome to contact us if you’d like to discuss things beforehand.
If you’re looking for a portable toilet for hire price, you’d need to tell us your requirements first as our hire prices depend on several factors. Examples include quantity, length of hire, and the delivery address location.
On another note, if you’ve been searching online for “toilet hire near me” bear in mind that we service London, Essex, and Hertfordshire.
Create a cleaning rota
When you get your portable toilets or toilet trailers, the next step is to create a practical and realistic cleaning rota. If the toilets get used frequently each day, you’ll need to ensure that the facilities are clean every hour.
You should also keep in stock plenty of cleaning essentials, such as:
- Toilet rolls;
- Hand soap;
- Hand sanitiser (even if we aren’t supplying them to you with your portable toilets);
- Disinfecting floor cleaner;
- Disinfecting wipes and spray for all used surfaces;
- Paper towels for drying hands.
Set up a hand sanitising station
Lastly, it makes sense to ask people to apply hand sanitiser to their hands before and after they enter the portable toilets. Doing so significantly helps reduce the spread of COVID-19. This could be as simple as fixing a dispensing bottle of hand sanitiser to the entrance.