Shipping Container Restroom

Case Study:
How Mobile Conex Restrooms Boost Employee Productivity & Morale

When you think about restrooms on an industrial jobsite or oil field, the word unsanitary probably comes to mind. Traditional mobile restrooms and porta-potties come up short in cleanliness, not to mention, comfort and durability. 

Fortunately, mobile restrooms or "comfort stations" constructed from modified, steel, Conex shipping containers overcome these downsides. They can also work wonders for employee morale and improve worksite efficiencies.

Innovative Design Reduces Cleaning Time, Accommodates User Demand

One of the largest off-shore oil construction, mining and engineering organizations in North America approached Falcon to create an easy-to-clean shipping container restroom environment for their oil field employees. Simply put, a clean restroom is much more pleasant than the alternative, something employees appreciate and will improve employee retention.

The reduced cleaning time also translates to employer savings due to lower cleaning related expenses for cleaning staff and/or sanitation services.

To ease the cleaning process, the restroom interiors include durable features that resist soiling and can be quickly and easily hosed or mopped down. Features include:

  • Waterproof, slip-resistant, flooring with 2” drains.
  • Stainless steel toilets, urinals and sinks.
  • ¾”, easy to clean, FRP-covered, plywood walls.
  • State-of-the-art Dyson AirbladeTM hand dryers to reduce paper waste and enhance hygiene.

The men's only units, as well as men's and women's split combo units, both provide private stalls while the men's units also include a urnial to accommodate high-traffic periods.  As a bonus, motion-activated vent fans, indoor LED lighting, and exterior, sunlight-activated, photocell lighting reduce energy costs.

HVAC Systems Provide Comfort and a Break from the Elements

Traditional comfort stations rarely come equipped with heating or air conditioning. All of the container restrooms include fully operational HVAC systems. Now, visiting a mobile restroom offers one more perk: A break from the heat and cold outside. This feature treats employees to a few more minutes of comfort during the workday.

When workers are more comfortable, content, and refreshed, increased productivity and employee retention usually follows.

Easy-to-Relocate Units Improve Access and Productivity

Mobile restrooms created from repurposed, steel shipping containers can easily be relocated with a forklift. No crane is required. Employee restrooms move when employees do, which means consistent, convenient access to bathroom facilities.

Reduced travel time and easy access to the facilities, translates to less downtime for bathroom breaks. This can improve employee productivity and enhance an organization’s bottom line. 

Security Features Offer Peace of Mind

All exterior doors can be equipped with either a secure card swipe or keypad. This workplace security feature allows employers to monitor who enters and leaves the comfort station and when. 

In addition, both men’s-only and combination men’s-women’s units are available. The combination units are separated by a floor-to-ceiling wall and include separate entrances for added security. It also ensures only authorized personnel can enter. 

A Win-Win Solution for Employers and Employees

Providing a more desirable workplace can give employers an edge both in recruiting and retaining quality employees. Shipping container restrooms help support this goal, while improving productivity and keeping operational costs in check.