Restroom visits are a "hidden cost" for construction projects.
If you are responsible for a construction site, we can help!
Did you know that improper restroom placement at a construction site can have a negative impact on your budget? In some cases, an additional toilet or simply moving the existing toilets can save enough money to cover the cost of renting the toilets! How? Call us and we can discuss this with you.
- Portable toilets - special needs toilets available
- Toilet trailers
- Hand washing stations
- Holding Tanks
- Roll-off Dumpsters - 20yd, 30yd, or 40yd
We can help you answer the following questions.
- How many toilets do I need to keep my workers' wait time to a minimum?
- What size roll-off dumpster should I have onsite?
- How many hand washing stations do I need?
- Should I provide showers?
- Where can I locate the toilets to minimize worker downtime and maximize efficiency?
There are many variables that can affect your project's success. Don't let portable toilets have a negative impact on your bottom line!
How to get a 600% return on your investment!
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 09:31 | Written by Jonathan
If there was a way to get a 600% return on your investment, would you be interested in learning how? Then read below!
A University of Missouri-St. Louis study, "Provision of Sanitation Facilities at Construction Sites," calculated the return on investment in portable toilet facilities at four different types of sites: home, high rise, highway, utility. The average net cost savings as a percentage of costs was 600%! Wow! How did they accomplish this? By locating a portable restroom with 100 feet of each group of 7 workers.
The restroom is one of the resources your workers need to finish the project. By providing enough toilets at the right location, you will reap many rewards. The closer the facilities are, the less down time your workers will experience when they have to use them. Also, the more toilets you have available, the less each toilet will get used and therefore will stay cleaner. Additionally, you don't want a situation where your employees are choosing less sanitary alternatives because the toilet is inconvenient.
So, examine your workplace and answer the following question.
QUESTION: Are all of your workers within 100 feet of a restroom?
Hopefully, this article will help you view the cost of renting portable toilets as more than an expense. It's an investment in your project that can pay you many dividends and help make your project a success. And YOUR SUCCESS is our goal!
If you have any questions, or would like more information or advice about renting portable toilets at your construction site, call Jonathan at 256.225.6621 or email: jonathan(at)annescans.com.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 24 November 2010 11:31)
How many toilets do I need at my constrution site?
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 00:00 | Written by Jonathan
BASIC GUIDELINE: 1 toilet for every 10 workers (1-for-10).
In most cases this is a simple question to answer. We recommend using the following ANSI standard: 1 toilet for each 10 workers, serviced once (1x) per week. If you have the toilets serviced more than once per week, you can use 1 toilet per 15 workers.
There are some instances, though, where further analysis is needed. Continue reading to see if this applies to you.
Consider this: the average time needed, including travel to make one off-site restroom visit is 7 minutes. That's 7 minutes of very necessary, yet very unproductive time! The longer your workers are travelling to the restroom, the longer they are not working toward the completion of your team's project. Obviously, going to the bathroom is a necessary part of the day, but you can analyze the number and location of your toilets to minimize this down time to increase your labor efficiency.
So the bottom line is this. In most cases the 1-for-10 guideline will work well. However, if you have a number of workers who are more than 100 feet from a restroom, then you may be able to reduce your overall project cost by adding an additional toilet or repositioning your current toilets.
If you would like to discuss this with an Anne's Cans professional, please contact Jonathan at 256.225.6621, or email: jonathan(at)annescans.com
Last Updated (Wednesday, 24 November 2010 09:25)