Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Welfare Pod.



To add to its portfolio of bodies into the UK Fire Service, WH Bence has produced a Demountable Welfare Unit for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service. The unit was built to suit the Multilift LHS260.51 and Type LHS 190-51 ground loading Hook lift systems with a body manufactured from 50mm thick Thermo board to give maximum insulation in both the winter and summer.

The body is divided into two main areas. The forward mess area consists of worktops to the front and offside walls with cupboards above and below, into the offside worktop is fitted a stainless steel sink unit complete with hot and cold taps. In the lower cupboards are fitted the fresh and waste water tanks assessable from within the unit, also fitted below the worktop in an acoustic locker is the 240 volts generator which is assessable from the outside.

The rest area is made up of an ‘L’ shaped bench seat with stowage below each cushion. The cushions are manufactured from 65mm bonded polyurethane chip foam covered with black vinyl Ambla material. Suitable back rests are fitted to match the seating positions, there is also fitted in this area a demountable table. Ancillary equipment is fitted including a first aid kit, 2kg dry powder extinguisher, eye wash station, hand towels dispenser, and skin care unit. The second area consists of two WC’s each fitted with a vacuum toilet system, sink, hand towel and skin care units.