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Comfort Space cabins for Doocey workers

Civil engineering firm purchases five new rugged mobile welfare cabins from Boss Cabins Ltd  

AFTER previously hiring in all the mobile welfare cabins they needed, the Doocey Group of Tipton in the West Midlands have now purchased five Comfort Space units from Grantham-based Boss Cabins Ltd.

Supplied to M&A Doocey Plant Hire Solutions, the new welfare facilities will provide a more pleasant working environment for the site personnel of M&A Doocey Civil Engineering.

Operations director Stephen Doocey said: ‘These Comfort Space cabins were selected because they are cost-effective, durable units that will greatly enhance the comfort of our workforce on site. They provide good security and allow us to more than satisfy the HSE guidelines covering the provision of welfare facilities at transient construction sites.’

Produced in Boss Cabins’ new factory in Grantham, the rugged Comfort Space welfare unit can accommodate up to six persons. It is a road-towable, anti-vandal cabin with an operating weight of 1,730kg. Security on site is aided by the ability to hydraulically lower the whole cabin down on to the ground to hide its road wheels and then cover the tow bar with a lockable steel shroud.

Featuring a wear-resistant interior, the Comfort Space cabin provides a canteen/rest area, a toilet/washroom and a drying room. It is supplied with an integral 6.0kVA Stephill SD6000WD super-silent generator powered by a Yanmar L100 single-cylinder diesel engine.

Boss Cabins Ltd’s managing director, Graham Stansfield, said: ‘We have reacted to market research by producing an uncomplicated welfare cabin that is simple to use and easy to maintain and keep clean.’

As well as the standard Comfort Space specification, Boss Cabins can offer the option of an Eco-Assist power-management system. This has a fully integrated AC inverter and gel batteries (complete with charging system and battery voltage regulator) so that generator running time is greatly reduced.

Recently launched is a simplified ‘hybrid’ Comfort Space cabin whose heating and lighting can be used without the generator operating. This unit’s simple eco system utilizes a 2kW Webasto air-heating system (which takes diesel from the on-board fuel tank) and one battery with a smaller AC inverter to provide the lighting.

Fuel savings are achieved as the generator only needs to be deployed in short bursts just to provide power for the kettle, microwave and hot water.

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