Putting Safety First

We’re frequently asked about our health and safety measures, both on-site and off, so we wanted to give you more of an insight into the ins and outs of transporting and installing your storage unit. If you have any further questions, please let us know.

Ensuring you’re in safe hands

All of our staff take responsibility for their own safety and for the safety of those around them. At the end of the day, we want everyone to return home to their families in the same condition they came to work. All staff receive extensive training before going on-site. We use reputable external training providers for this, ensuring our staff are always up to date on the latest procedures and recommendations. These training programs also offer specialised skills, including electrical testing and working at great heights, so we know that whoever is helping you set your new unit up is fully qualified from start to finish.

We regularly review our training scheme, and staff are required to perform regular health and safety checks, so that we can monitor the safety and effectiveness of our work sites.

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Transporting a unit from our yard to your site comes with its own set of complexities; however our team are specially trained to deal with the task. Our London branch recently achieved Silver Accreditation status with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), which promotes safe and sustainable freight transportation. We’re incredibly proud of this achievement, as we aim to replicate these standards across all Mobile Mini locations – it’s good to know we’re doing it right!

Setting up

As part of our service we’ll ensure your units are set up exactly how you want them. All installations are planned by experienced Construction Plant Competence Scheme-appointed persons, and we provide scaled plan drawings, full risk assessments and site surveys before we start, so that you can be certain we’ve got everything under control when it comes to health and safety. Crane installations also have to be planned in accordance with BS7121 (the British Standard Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Cranes), and our trained slinger/signallers will take charge to make sure we carry out the full project safely.

Reducing our carbon footprint

We strive to operate in a way that is environmentally conscious – a policy that is upheld and supported by the principles of FORS. Our planners are continuously working on ways to make our day-to-day operations more efficient and to reduce our carbon footprint wherever possible. To achieve this aim we always work to reduce waste and pollution from installation sites, and to reduce emissions from our vehicles.

For our full health and safety policy, take a look here on our website, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We take health and safety very seriously at Mobile Mini – it’s what enables us to provide you with a positive, professional service every time.