Welfare vans & mess vans – what’s the difference?

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And why does your business need them?

TJS Welfare Vehicle

Not every job is 9-5. And not every job comes with simple, everyday amenities close to hand. If you work in telecoms, energy, rail or road, for example, your work crews could spend days at a time in remote areas. They may get to go home at the end of the shift, but whilst they’re at work, they could be miles from the nearest café, toilet or medical facility.

That’s what welfare vans and mess vans are for. Equipped with hot running water, a toilet, a fire extinguisher and first aid kit, a microwave and somewhere to rest, eat and get changed, our vans have the facilities you need to look after your work crews.

> Do you need to rent a Welfare van?

What’s the difference between a mess van and a welfare van?

There’s just one difference between a welfare and mess van – in a mess van, the toilet space is replaced by a storage area. So for projects requiring more than one van, you might like to use a mix of vehicles to meet your crew’s requirements.

Keep your business compliant

Supplying your work crews isn’t simply the act of a considerate employer; it’s the law. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 state that all employers must provide adequate and appropriate welfare amenities for staff while they’re at work, and a mess or welfare van is one way of doing that when your employees are working in remote areas.

Why hire welfare vans?

For most major organisations, amenity vans are part of the fleet. But no organisation, no matter its scale, will keep vehicles that aren’t cost effective. So when companies begin large scale projects and need additional support, when their fleet is already engaged elsewhere, or when vehicles are unexpectedly off the road, they turn to us.

Talk to us now about renting your mess or welfare vans with TJS. Find our best prices here.
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