Planet Power 8RD Mobile Welfare Unit 8 person Rest Area

Key Features at a glance…

The Planet Power 8RD is the most modern single axle towable welfare unit on the market. Its eco specification and internal features are designed, installed by and are exclusive to Welfare Unit Hire Ltd.

It features retractable towing gear (= LARGER BODY, SMALLER FOOTPRINT)

The HSE compliant welfare facility boasts many features previously considered extras but now included as standard, all within a VCA approved trailer – a larger internal space than our competitors; emphasis on being powered by daylight more than ever before; roof mounted solar panels; extra heavy duty auxiliary battery bank; pop-out, lockable, low level lifting eyes

A main feature of the 8RD is the retractable towing gear which means that although it is much larger internally than a Boss Comfort Space, Groundhog 360 Armadillo or Easy Cabin, the 8RD occupies a much smaller footprint. Having the advantage of nothing protruding at the front makes it ideal for areas where the public may be involved, for example, traffic junctions, canal banks, parks and open spaces.

The 8RD also boasts smart eco credentials including a heavy duty battery bank which powers heating, lighting, phone charging  and radio and television all without running the generator.

The battery bank, in turn, is charged in any light level by our own “Planet Power Technology” roof mounted solar panels and is boosted rapidly each time the generator is started even if it is only run for a short period.  All doors are also fitted with hydraulic “soft close” door closers.

Rest area comprising of:

  • Bench seating for 8 people around a large fixed table
  • Under seat storage for PPE items
  • Generator powered microwave, kettle and wall heaters, (as with all of our units, the generator has auto shut down if left running)
  • Auxiliary battery powered heating reinforcing the Planet Power eco credentials
  • The sink in the rest area has hot water for dish washing and NO hand washing dispensers above (this encourages hand washing in the toilet cubicle to the rear- an area which is away from any food and also the area which we clean each week)
  • Solar charged batteries providing power to interior lights, heating, phone charging
  • Sliding window c/w internal locking, single sliding window shutter
  • Solar powered phone charging point
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Frame mounted electrical compliance/test certificate, generator and carbon monoxide alarm service history record
  • Notice board inside
  • High gloss interior panels, with easy wipe clean finish
  • Capable of being hooked up to external mains power

Drying/changing room

  • A small room rather than a locker, where an operative can change out of contaminated workwear
  • Over generator aluminium “hot shelf” to aid boot and glove drying
  • Generator powered wall mounted heater
  • Diesel/battery heater outlet assisting drying without the generator running
  • Substantial coat hooks
  • Low-level fuel filling point
  • Wall mounted smoke alarm
  • British manufactured generator

Toilet and cubicle

  • Full forearm sink with generator powered hot-wash above
  • Foot pedal operated cold-wash
  • Movement activated interior light
  • Generator powered interior light
  • Toilet with generous 28 Gallon holding tank
  • Generous toilet cubicle with additional “leg room”
  • Wall mounted soap dispenser
  • Wall mounted, lockable toilet roll dispenser c/w 150metre long “jumbo” toilet roll
  • Wall mounted paper towel dispenser which is well stocked with soluble paper towels, a design which dissolves to pulp in water once disposed of into the toilet bowl. This is our preferred option rather than using non-soluble green towels which block drains and are difficult for water companies to dispose of. They are also a much better option than an overflowing waste bin.

Other Details…

  • Hydraulic raising & lowering of axle/body
  • Very simple raise and lower operation
  • Retractable drawbar ensuring nothing protrudes beyond the body
  • Permanently fitted dual voltage, LED road lights which automatically flip behind guards when the drawbar is retracted
  • Internally operated isolation switch for power to raise and lower
  • Doors will open over the height of the highest kerb if parked on the roadside
  • All 8RD units are fitted with “pop out” low-level lifting eyes
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