This week marks one year since the UK began locking down from the ongoing global pandemic. From evacuating the office at the end of March 2020, running with a skeleton crew to the current day; where Site Equip, Site Event and Site Waste run with a mix of staff in the office and working from home.
It’s been a tempestuous and confusing year for businesses. With a virus tearing across the world, we as a country were told to stay home to protect ourselves from the virus. The whole of the UK then became part of living in a historic moment. Looking over the past daunting year, it can sometimes be hard to see the positives; so we wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of the things we have achieved over the past 12 months as a company.
Quickly Turned Our Hands to Manufacturing Hand Sanitiser Stations
Just before the UK Lockdown, we were inundated with requests for hand sanitiser stations, we quickly realised that there was going to be a UK shortage. We took our highly skilled Site Build team off building our bespoke luxury toilet trailer, showers and vacuum pods, and turned their expertise into producing high-quality hand sanitiser stations, these quickly went out on hire across the UK to support key workers.
During the pandemic, we understood and understand how important and paramount to continuous ongoing safety handwashing is. To make sure you and your team are as Covid-safe as possible we created our two, four and eight-bay Hand Sanitiser Stations. These are mobile units and can be placed anywhere on your site, you can view these here.
Won a contract with NHS Nightingale’s and installed our high-end Vacuum Toilet Pods
Site Equip was extremely proud to be able to support the NHS Nightingale Hospitals with equipment throughout the pandemic. They choose to go with the vacuum toilet pod system, as this is the most hygiene toilet system available on the market. The vacuum system sucks all air from the pod during the flush, whisking away the air from the current user. These Vacuum Pods also reduces water consumption and reduces carbon emissions by 75%. You can view our Vacuum Pods here. In addition, they have doors external to the unit, to prevent people from passing in close proximity.
Reached over 1,000 Loos On Hire at Construction Sites
With construction still thriving during the pandemic, Site Equip hit a personal best of over 1,000 of our portable loos out on construction sites across the south of the UK. From our single portable chemical toilets to our constructed in-house Lifting Frames with Portable Toilet, Site Equip has your construction site covered! You can view our full range here!
New Depot Launched In Stotfold, Bedfordshire!
We started 2021 off with a bang and with some very exciting news. We added the 3rd jewel in our Site Equip crown by opening our third depot! Based in North London, our new depot in Stotfold adds more ease to our deliveries across the south. You can read about our new depot here.
Developed Hot and Cold Water Sinks
Just like our Hand Sanitiser Stations, we wanted to offer more options for easy hand washing on sites. To make your site safer, we created our Hot water Hand Wash Stations consisting of 8 water taps and two drinking water fountains. These hand wash stations come with ebony honey and mango liquid soap. You can view the hand wash stations here.
Brand New Site Waste Tanker
Due to Site Waste growing rapidly, we found it was time to add another tanker to the Site Waste fleet. This 18 ton, white and blue, DAF tanker boasts a 2,000 gallon (8,000 litre) tank and a 0.7 PSI. The full tank volume is an impressive 9,000 litre and brags a 28 inch design vacuum. Our brand new tanker complies with LEZ and meets the Euro 6 emission standard, meaning Site Waste can empty and service all liquid waste inside and outside of London. You can view our Site Waste services and book online here!
Provided Showers, Welfare Units and Accommodation To Testing Centres & Hospitals
Site Equip is proud to say we supplied the South with a large range of equipment to support the ongoing pandemic, some of our highlight moments included: mobile accommodation to coronavirus testing centres, showers to a large range of hospitals to allow doctors and nurses to shower before heading home to reduce contamination and luxury toilet trailers to a manufacturing company on the Isle of Wight who increased their production of building respirators.
Launching Of Site Equip Order Online!
We were very excited to launch our online ordering for Site Equip products. You can order your Portable Toilets, Site Accommodation, Tanker Servicing, Hand Wash Stations, Site Fencing and Trackway all online! You can check out all of our products here!
Other amazing things from the past year; ability to be able to keep hiring and growing our team, SiteSan Disinfecting Spray added to all deliveries to provide further protection for both our staff and yours, supporting and fundraising our 2021 Charity of the Year – YPI Counselling (you can donate to our COTY here), Director Adam features on the cover of Stand Out Magazine, Director Amy interviewed on www.alanguthrieonhire.com (read here), celebrated our Site Equip 2020 awards virtually and we were announced as an Event Production Awards 2020 Winner!
This past year has been hard for everyone, and we would like to thank all our staff and customers for their continued support and hard work during these trying times. Without you, we simply couldn’t continue. Our business is our customers, our business is our staff and we see each of you as part of the Site Equip family. We hope for your continued safety during these times.
Remember you can order your Site Equip products 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on our website, which you can check out here or you can give one of our friendly team a call on 0800 371994.