Three Essential Advantages Mobile Lighting and Welfare Units Bring To Your Worksite

Blog-May 26, 2023

Lighting towers and welfare units are vital for modern construction sites. Welfare unit hire ensures your workers have the space and comfort to rest during tough work days; tower lights provide a reliable source of light that allows workers to operate safely and efficiently – regardless of the time of day or location. 

However, traditional types of equipment present challenges. From transporting them to the site, to fitting them into tight positions, traditional static models are no longer fit for today’s agile, fast-moving construction industry.

Enter mobile units: a more flexible, energy-efficient alternative that is becoming increasingly popular with forward-thinking construction and infrastructure managers. Here are three essential advantages they offer:


1. Easier delivery, relocation and collection

While traditional tower lights and mobile welfare units are transported to site using a HIAB vehicle, mobile assets are towable by a van, larger car or pick up. This makes life easier in three important ways. 

First, mobile tower lights and welfare units can be delivered to sites with limited access. There is also greater flexibility as to where they can be located – and they can be moved into tighter spaces.

Second, relocation is much easier and quicker. The tower lights or welfare unit can be moved by site staff whenever necessary, unlocking extra agility for your project. Finally, mobile assets can be collected more easily. This makes the logistical challenge of clearing a site simpler and eliminates the need for HIABs at the end of a project.

2. cost and energy savings

There are significant financial savings associated with mobile lighting towers and welfare units. Hiring and running a HIAB vehicle is expensive, and even if transport is included in your hiring agreement, those costs will inevitably be passed onto the end-user.

Further, removing the HIAB vehicle from the operation reduces the carbon emissions your project is associated with – because tier-3 emissions are counted towards your total GHG emissions.

3. Streamlined admin

When traditional lighting units and welfare units are transported using a HIAB, they create extra complexity for Health and Safety (H&S) compliance. Some sites restrict access to lorries – depending on location and timing – whereas such restrictions may not apply to smaller delivery vehicles.

Mobile tower lights and welfare units are therefore considered lower risk, and require less complicated RAMS. That means fewer administrative headaches and a healthy dose of time saved.