Constructions sites – wash basins must be big enough for forearms say HSE

Hand and armwashing on construction sites

Washing facility advice and guidance for builders’ employers

Construction workers must have adequate washing facilities say the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The HSE reports “The law says that clients and contractors have responsibilities regarding welfare facilities on construction projects. Contractors provide welfare facilities and clients must ensure this happens.”

Hand washing – with soap and water

“General washing facilities must be suitable and sufficient, kept clean and orderly and with basins or sinks large enough for people to wash their face, hands and forearms” says the Guidance. “The facilities should include… clean hot and cold, or warm, running water.”

Building workers need to wash hands at the point of need – not somewhere miles away!

In short, it is important that building workers are able to wash their hands whenever and wherever they need to and that equipment provided should be robust, easy to clean, low maintenance and reasonably large: builders need to be able to wash their forearms as well as hands and faces. Having access to mobile hand washing facilities is especially useful.

Mobile sinks for construction site workers and visitors

The BigSynk is a mains powered portable free standing hot and cold water arm hand and face washing unit – designed to meet mandatory Building Services requirements.

The rugged and dependable BigSynk portable sink is a completely self-contained unit, needing no plumbing or drainage connections. It’s equal to any hand and arm wash requirements, being capable of delivering up to 125 ten second hot washes. The BigSynk has two 25 litre water containers, both clearly marked – one for fresh water and one for waste.

Mobile sinks for hand washing

The BigSynk is easy to move or relocate; its fold-away stand being lightweight yet rugged and easily carried straight to where hand washing is needed.