Last edited 18 May 2018

Construction site facilities

A number of facilities are required on construction sites to provide adequate welfare for workers. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM Regulations) require the provision of:

  • Sanitary conveniences.
  • Washing facilities.
  • Drinking water.
  • Changing rooms and lockers.
  • Facilities for rest.

For more information see Welfare facilities.

In addition, sites may include other facilities, such as:

In order that the site can operate efficiently and safely, it is important that these facilities are laid out properly on the site. Site layout planning involves four basic processes:

  • Identifying the site facilities that will be required.
  • Determining the sizes, and other constraints of those facilities.
  • Establishing the inter-relationships between the facilities.
  • Optimising the layout of the facilities on the site.

See Site layout plan for more information.

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