O&H Mobile Welfare Unit Conversions – You’ll be surprised by what’s on the inside

Mobile Welfare Units, also known as Welfare vehicles, Welfare buses, crew vans and mess vans, are an efficient combination of transport and amenities built into one robust and compact vehicle. O&H Vehicle Conversions have experienced great success and market support with their durable Welfare conversions since their release in 2013. Their mobile Welfare units have been particularly popular with the construction, rail, facilities and hire industries where they are used to support transient workforces often operating in remote locations. O&H Welfare vehicles provide the crew with a comfortable space to complete their paperwork, take a break, prepare/ consume hot food and beverages and use the facilities.

O&H’s compact Welfare vehicle conversions, now available on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Renault Master, Fiat Ducato, Peugeot Boxer, Citroen Relay, Iveco Daily and Ford Transit, boast up to eight seats, kitchen, toilet and washing facilities. In the saloon area the crew can benefit from the 2.5 litre water boiler, hot and cold running water, wrist to elbow stainless steel sink, microwave, 15L compressor driven Travelbox fridge, first aid box, safety hammer, fire extinguisher, hand gel dispensers, entrance grab handles and power outlets for charging mobile phones or laptops. The vehicles also utilise a number of existing O&H innovations including modified interior mouldings and a window originating from O&H’s Ambulance range.

O&H mobile Welfare units feature up to eight fully tested seats; most competing conversions only have seven. Five of these seats are situated in the saloon and are sited around a large table. The other three are located inside the cabin.

The rear section, accessed through the back double doors, includes fully functioning environmentally friendly toilet which collects and disposes of all waste hygienically. There is also a stainless steel hand wash basin with hot and cold running water and under sink waste collection, drainage and coat hooks. The design can also be configured to replace the basin area with an overhead shower and add additional storage, if needed. This compartment is fully heated and has a specially designed area to dry any damp or wet clothing. The rear section is ideal for heavy-duty use as it is fully sealed, non-slip and every surface is covered in a durable sprayed-on coating which ensures it can be power-washed clean.

The electrical equipment on board is powered from two deep-cycle batteries through a inverter, where mains current is needed, but can be shore lined where mains power is available. A BatteryGuard in fitted so that the batteries cannot be drained below starting voltage. O&H uses also PIR-triggered lighting over the rear doors to prevent unnecessary battery drain.

Another key USP, apart from the high standard of finish, is that O&H registers the van and has the conversion approved which further demonstrates their commitment to Health & Safety. O&H Vehicle Conversion vehicles comply with all current health and safety regulations (ECWVTA) and have M1, M2 and N1 approval.

At O&H, the customer is the focus of everything that they do. So it is vital that any vehicle is seen and experienced; this is why O&H are supported by the OEMs and have their own fleet of demonstrator Welfare units.

You can explore O&H’s Fiat Ducato, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Iveco Daily and Renault Master Welfare Conversions for yourself at the CV Show. Visit O&H in Hall 5 on Stand 5C130.

About O&H Vehicle Conversions

Based on a 6 acres site in Goole, East Yorkshire, housing a purpose built 60,000 sq ft manufacturing facility and employing around 200 people. Their main customers include the construction, utilities, vehicle rental companies, the UK ambulance services, private ambulance operators, local councils and Motability operations.

O&H Vehicle Conversions invests heavily to ensure that their extensive product range continues to offer their customers the most advanced and easy to use vehicles on the market. O&H excel at enhancing style and comfort by incorporating their own concepts and designs, whilst ensuring that convenience and practicality are always a priority. O&H have assembled a team of experienced, industry-trained specialists who will work with their customers to devise a specification to suit their needs and continues to do so throughout the lifespan of their investment. The build process is lean and flexible, working closely with vehicle manufacturers to ensure all modifications carried out complement the quality, durability and safety of the original vehicle. This enables O&H to offer a flexible approach to supplying vehicles to suit their customers’ requirements. This flexibility allows them to apply the same high quality and attention to detail to single vehicle orders as well as the capacity to deliver large volume contracts.

For more information about O&H Welfare Vehicles or the other products on offer please contact 01405 769867, email sales@oh-vehicleconversions.co.uk or visit www.oh-vehicleconversions.co.uk

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New Workforce Welfare Conversion

 Innovative, Convenient and Compact.

 O&H Vehicle Conversions have recently launched their innovative Welfare Vehicles targeting a wide range of markets including construction, rail and facilities. Kevin Wheatman, O&H Vehicle Conversions Managing Director says “O&H has always been synonymous with WAV and Ambulance vehicles. We are also associated with patient and passenger transport but we wanted to focus other marketplaces to develop another quality and innovative vehicle”O&H1
O&H’s compact Welfare vehicle conversion, currently based on Citroen’s L3H2 Relay with a GVW of 3500kg, adds seven passenger and a driver seat, a kitchen, toilet and hand basin. The saloon area utilises a number of existing O&H innovations including the fully tested floor, bump guard over the doors, modified interior mouldings and a window originating from O&H’s Ambulance range. The workforce will benefit from the comfortable heat and hot water provided by an 8kW Webasto independent heating system.

The O&H Welfare Conversion boasts eight seats (most competing conversions only have seven). Five of the seats are situated in the saloon sited around a table and the other three are located inside the cabin.

The rear section accessed through the back double doors includes a Thetford cassette chemical toilet which is standard for caravans and motorhomes and had a wash hand basin. The design can also be configured to replace the basin area with an overhead shower. This area is fully heated so that crew can dry their clothing. The rear section can also be fully hosed down or power-washed clean because every surface is covered in a durable sprayed-on coating. This is added after the partitions and flooring have been completed which ensures that there are no junctions to leak; this is essential because most of the partitioning’s are made from exterior ply.

The electrical equipment on board is powered from two  deep-cycle batteries through a converter, where mains current is needed, but can be shore lined where mains power is available. A BatteryGuard in fitted so that the batteries cannot be drained below starting voltage. O&H uses also PIR-triggered lighting over the rear doors.

Kevin states “Most people associate the term “Welfare” with the care industry but it’s used to describe support vehicles for mobile workforces who are out in all weathers and who can be located in remote locations. They need somewhere to do paperwork, take a break and to use the bathroom. Our Welfare Vehicles are definitely not an off-the-peg product”

Another key USP, apart from the high standard of finish, is that O&H registers the van and has the conversion approved which further demonstrates their commitment to Health & Safety. O&H vehicle conversions comply with all current health and safety regulations, WTVA (Whole Vehicle Type Approval).

About O&H Vehicle Conversions

Based on a 6 acres site in Goole, East Yorkshire, housing a purpose built 60,000 sq ft manufacturing facility and employing around 200 people. Their main customers include the 12 UK ambulance services, private ambulance operators, local councils and Motability Operations.

O&H Vehicle Conversions invests heavily to ensure that our extensive product range continues to offer our customers the most advanced, easy to use vehicles on the market. They excel at enhancing style and comfort by incorporating their own concepts and designs, whilst ensuring that convenience and practicality are always a priority. O&H have assembled a team of experienced, industry-trained specialists who will work with you to devise a specification to suit your needs. The build process is lean and flexible, working closely with vehicle manufacturers to ensure all modifications carried out complement the quality, durability and safety of the original vehicle. This enables O&H to offer a flexible approach to supplying vehicles to suit your requirements. This flexibility allows them to apply the same highquality and attention to detail to single vehicle orders as well as the capacity to deliver large volume contracts.

O&H Vehicle Conversions pride themselves on providing customer service to the same high standards as those reflected in their products. Their experienced and friendly team work closely with customers to ensure the design, build and supply process meets with all requirements and continues to do so throughout the lifespan of their investment.

For more information please contact 01405 769867, email sales@oh-vehicleconversions.co.uk or visit www.oh-vehicleconversions.co.uk

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