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Portable Toilet Rentals for Construction Sites

Portable rental bathrooms provide more than just convenience for employees on your job site. In fact, from a safety and hygiene standpoint, portable toilets are probably the most important staple of the construction industry. Don’t believe us? Here are the top 4 reasons to have portable toilets at your outdoor construction site:

Increased Productivity

It’s no secret that employees will have to go to the bathroom at some point during the day while working (especially in hotter weather or more demanding work environments where they’re consuming more fluids). If you don’t provide workers with a place to use the bathroom, they’ll have to leave the jobsite to do their business. While you’d probably prefer for them to wait for their break times to do so, that’s not always reasonable.

Unfortunately, when nature calls, employees answer. The result is that employees will up and leave the job to go to the nearest store, gas station, or fast food restaurant to use the bathroom. This results in lost productivity and wasted resources (fuel, time, etc.) that cost your operation money. You can easily curb this by providing regularly-serviced portable toilets at convenient locations on every jobsite. This means not only having enough units for employees, but also ensuring that they’re placed strategically to allow for easy use throughout the day as the jobsite changes.

Roller units and crane rack portable toilets allow you to place bathrooms exactly where employees need them so that they don’t have to travel across large jobsites to use the facilities. This increases productivity and also mitigates safety risks by keeping employees where they should be instead of encouraging them to move around too much.

Improved Cleanliness

Some construction sites are more remote, encouraging employees to go to the bathroom in the woods. However, when employees are left on their own to determine where to use the bathroom, the sanitation level on the jobsite plummets because workers end up using their dirty hands to eat during lunch breaks. If employees are left without a proper way to wash their hands after using the bathroom, disease can spread, resulting in increased sick time for employees.

When employees are absent, the job takes longer to complete and costs increase. This is something that no employer (or employee for that matter) wants to deal with if they don’t have to do so. For this reason, it’s a good idea to use a portable toilet supplier to provide bathrooms and hand washing options. Hand sanitizer stations and portable sinks are both great ways to keep employees and your jobsite clean.

Job Satisfaction

Ask any worker if they feel more valued when their employer provides essentials and they’ll answer with a resounding yes! While it seems silly that something like portable toilets would go so far in increasing job satisfaction, those details really do influence employees. Investing in the health and comfort of your employees is likely to increase retention and make hiring new employees easier because it establishes your business as having a reputation of caring for employees.

Professional Appearance

Providing the proper facilities makes your business look more professional to the community. The last thing you want is to have local residents and people driving by and witnessing your employees relieving themselves in public. (In fact, in some situations this is illegal and can result in substantial fines as well!) Portray your company in the right light by providing the necessary accommodations for employees so that they can do the best job possible. The end result will be better work and everyone will be more satisfied along the way!

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

All About Construction Restrooms

Looking for information on construction porta potties? You’ve come to the right place! We provide portable restrooms for construction sites across Michigan, which means that we have all the information you need!

What

You have several options to choose from when it comes to construction bathrooms. The first option is a standard portable toilet unit. This no-frills unit has a toilet, urinal, and hand sanitizer dispenser inside.

Another option is a crane rack portable toilet, which has an arm that can be raised or lowered to allow for easy lifting mobility. These units have sturdy legs that are attached to enable secure crane lifting. Crane rack portable toilets are great for positioning on various levels of a buildings that are under construction or atop of any other elevated area.

Lastly, portable toilet roller units are on wheels to allow them to be moved in elevators or along level surfaces. Locking casters ensure that these units won’t move when you don’t want them to or while they’re in use. These are great for high-rise construction areas and come with a toilet and hand sanitizer dispenser inside as well as a urinal on the back.

If you don’t like the idea of having standalone units, you can always opt for a restroom trailer. Portable restroom trailers allow for 2-10 people to use the restroom simultaneously, which is a definite advantage on busy high-traffic construction sites. The interiors of these units are much more luxurious than their porta potty counterparts. Bathroom trailers are climate-controlled, have running water, flushing toilets, and many other amenities to satisfy employees in all weather.

Why

Having onsite restrooms improves employee morale and efficiency. A clean portable restroom located at a job site sends a message that your company cares about employee needs. It also makes for a cleaner jobsite because it provides a way to do their business and then easily get germs off hands.

How

At a minimum, you should have 1 portable toilet unit for every 10 employees working a 40-hour work week. This means that if you have employees working more than 40 hours in a week, you should get extra capacity tanks or additional units to accommodate the extra hours on the job.
You don’t want employees having to go a distance to use the restroom because it will lead to lost productivity and animosity. The ideal distance to position a portable toilet is within 75-100 feet of the work area. This distance should be measured from where employees are actually working, not where they’re parking, entering the jobsite, or eating lunch.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

What to Consider When Renting Construction Porta Johns

You have a lot of pieces to pull together when it comes to your construction project, the least of all is worry about where your workers will be able to do their business. Before you rent just any porta potty and call it a day though, consider these three important things:

Jobsite Type

Whether it’s roadside construction, new home construction, high-rise construction, or anything in between, you need a portable restroom solution that will serve your specific needs. Most companies will just rent standard portable toilet units, but there are a lot of options to serve the specific needs of your jobsite. Sure, a regular porta potty has a non-slip floor, mounted hand sanitizer pump, and hefty 65-gallon tank that’s useful for a variety of jobsites, but there are other options as well. For instance, ADA compliant units have much more spacious interiors for jobsites where workers will be wearing bulkier protective gear and need more room to move around. Then there are restroom trailers, which provide climate controlled usage for workers that are doing their jobs in very high or very low temperatures. These trailers also provide full sinks with hot and cold water for more sanitary usage in places where having clean hands is absolutely a necessity. Furthermore, they can be used more efficiently because each trailer has multiple stalls for simultaneous usage by workers.

Placement Location

Depending on where you need portable toilets located, you may have to rent a specific model to best serve your needs. Portable toilets with crane racks allow bathrooms to be lofted to higher floors for more efficient use by people that are working off the ground. These are specifically designed for safe lifting and placement on building construction sites. Roller units are another option for high rise jobs because they can be transported in construction elevators and moved to wherever work is being performed. Both of these specialized construction porta potties are offered by portable toilet suppliers to fit the unique needs of construction areas.

Necessary Capacity

If you have a lot of people to plan for, you might need to rent extra units. Alternatively though, you could rent holding tanks for use with your existing units to increase capacity. Each tank holds 250 gallons of refuse, allowing you to get extra use out of each unit between servicing. This is particularly helpful for jobsites that are more remote, making them harder to service.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan for construction job sites of all types. Find out more and request a quote today!