Cartwright Conversions has delivered six high-specification welfare vehicles to a leading charitable organisation for maintenance engineering staff to use at remote locations when there is no access to permanent facilities. Welfare vehicles form a vital role in providing the toilet, washing, drinking water and rest facilities that must be available under law to all employees wherever they may be working.
The charity’s work involves maintaining a wide range of historic structures, often at remote and off-road locations where there is no easy access to toilets and other amenities. As the organisation’s maintenance engineers move regularly from site to site, alternatives such as separate mobile toilet blocks are impractical and inefficient. Working to the organisation’s brief, Cartwright Conversions created a highly efficient workspace based on its standard welfare vehicle layout which includes a toilet cubicle, hand-washing facilities, canteen area, power supplies, lighting, and secure storage for tools and other items. All installation work was completed at the company’s dedicated facility in Doncaster by its highly experienced team of in-house engineers.
The self-contained toilet cubicle has a hot water sink, hand dryer and fully flushing fresh water toilet with a self-servicing gravity discharge system designed to provide more friendly and hygienic conditions than other mobile welfare units on the market. The canteen area contains an instant hot water boiler and microwave with seating for four people. The project included provision of electrical services and lighting as well as application of customer-specific livery. The result is a highly efficient and self-contained unit which meets all the engineers’ welfare needs during a normal working day and can easily move from one site to the next.
Cartwright Conversions managed the complete project from end-to-end to provide a one-stop solution for the client. This included liaising with vehicle suppliers to arrange delivery of the base chassis, sourcing and installing specialist equipment, managing all pre-delivery inspections and preparing all statutory documentation such as VCA Type Approval.
Steve Shaw, Commercial & Operations Director at Cartwright Conversions, said:
“This client needed a highly efficient and cost-effective welfare vehicle to support its workforce at remote locations. Our standard welfare vehicle meets this requirement very well and allowed us to complete the project quickly.”