Last edited 04 Nov 2016

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:

  • Welcome facilities and entry control.
  • Site offices.
  • Meeting rooms.
  • Training and induction facilities.
  • Wheel washingfacilities.
  • Site canteen.
  • Off-loading facilities.
  • Temporary storage and storage areas.
  • Sub-contractor facilities.
  • Car parking.
  • Waste management and recycling facilities.
  • Fabrication facilities.
  • Facilities for the construction of mock-ups for testing.

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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