Toilet Talk - What type do i need for my event or site?

Toilets and welfare facilities are vital to a successful event or an efficient building site. What do you need to hire and why?

From the single chemical toilet right up to the hundreds needed for festivals, VIP units, accessible toilets and baby change areas we have a handy list on what you need to think about when hiring a toilet or welfare.

Why do I need to hire?

  • Employees and customers will always need somewhere to go!
  • It’s the law! The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 states you must have welfare and accommodation depending on the project and its time length.
  • Construction workers, event teams and the public at events or festivals need adequate welfare facilities. This can include toilet and washing facilities, a place to eat food and have access to clean drinking water, warmth and a place to get changed. 
  • Good welfare can keep moral high on a building site, and with events it is needed for the public that are attending it.
  • A good rule to follow is at least 1 toilet to every 7 people.
  • Toilet hire is perfectfor self build too! Keep control of costs with a welfare package from us.

What do you need?

  • Planning is key, keep in mind the length of a build/event. If you have more than 500 people on site per day or the project is to take more than 30 working days, then you will need some sort of welfare facilities and accommodation.
  • We can supply ALL your welfare needs, from portable toilets, VIP units, shower units, canteens, offices and mixed use facilities. 
  • You should make sure that no work takes place until you have welfare facilities in place. 
  • Also, consider the cleaning and service of the units and if they will need to be moved during the projects lifetime. This is something we can offer.

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  • You should supply running water and flushable toilets direct into the nearest drainage system. Portable toilets are fine if the running water is not an available option.
  • Remember to think about who will service the toilet facilities, they must be kept in a clean, well-lit and always well ventilated.
  • You must provide an adequate number of toilets, the rule is at least 1 toilet to every 7 people, if ladies and gents can use the same toilet it has a lock and is partitioned away from urinals.
  • If you can’t do this then we can provide one of our mixed toilet blocks, they have male and female toilets but partitioned and with separate entrances.  Sanitary bins must be provided in female toilets, and these will also have to be serviced and cleaned.




With toilets in stock .Talk to our team today for a free site survey, expert advice and nationwide delivery.

Call (028) 9447 0362 or email our dedicated welfare depot


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