According to UK health and safety regulations, contractors have strict responsibilities regarding welfare facilities on construction projects. Clients must ensure that the contractor working on their project provide the right welfare facilities to their onsite staff.
These regulations also state that construction may not start until the appropriate welfare facilities are provided and client is satisfied with these facilities. Furthermore, the contractor is responsible for maintaining these facilities for the entire duration of the project.
The basic welfare amenities required by law cover toilets, washing facilities, changing rooms and lockers, rest facilities and readily accessible drinking water. The water supply needs to be free of contaminants and in areas that are easily accessible to all employees on site.
There must also be adequate quantities taking into consideration the nature of the work and the conditions of the work environment. Cups should also be provided unless there is a drinking fountain installed with a drinking spout.
At Maestro Pressure Coolers our aim is to help you fulfil the legal requirements regarding drinking water supplies for construction sites in the UK. We are a national supplier of quality water coolers and drinking fountains that are suitable for any environment.
When it comes to drinking fountains, you will need to connect to a mains water supply. Alternatively you can opt for a bottled water cooler and bulk supply refills if access to the mains water supply proves difficult.
Are you a contractor or construction site manager looking to buy water in bulk in Manchester, Liverpool or anywhere in the UK for that matter? Give us a call on 0208 670 2000 and our team of experts will assist you in finding the right solution for you.