Do you find yourself asking ‘How many portable toilets do I need?’, for either an event or construction project Site Equip can easily give you the answer!
How many portable toilets do I need? – Construction
When asking the question ‘How many portable toilets do I need?’ for construction workers HSE has given simple guidelines on the subject.
- One portable chemical toilet per seven people per 40 hour working week.
- It is recommended that the portable chemical toilet contains hot water hand washing facilities with a sink capable of washing up to your elbow. However it may not be ‘reasonable’ possible to provide such facilities, in which case a cold water chemical toilet can be substituted.
Site Equip can provide three different types of portable chemical toilet to your construction site;
- Hot Water Portable Chemical Toilet with a sink to wash up to your elbow (As recommended by HSE)
- Cold Water Portable Chemical Toilet (The most common toilet on a construction site)
- Main Connected Single Toilet (Also recommended by HSE, this toilet would need to be plumbed into the mains and contains a sink suitable to wash up to your elbow)
How many portable toilets do I need? – Events
When asking ‘How many portable toilets do I need for my event?’ Site Equip can give you an easy and quick solution. Using our toilet calculator, you will be able to gain a quick estimate of how many toilets you would need to provide for your event. The information which Site Event have provided using their toilet calculator is derived from The Purple Guide to Events, focusing on chapters about Sanitation and Waste Management at events. The Purple Guide is written by Health and Safety Officials to guide all event managers to organising a safe and successful event.
However, each event is bespoke and has different requirements so our toilet calculator should be used as a guide only. For example if you are having camping on site or alcohol this could increase usage to the toilet facilities, so our friendly events team can advise you on any additional toilets or servicing you may require. As you can imagine, a festival, running event and wedding all have extremely different requirements.
If you are still unsure about ‘How many portable toilets do I need?’, then please speak to our Event Managers who have been hiring toilets to the event industry for over 25 years.