Modular Medical Buildings Support Employee Health & Safety
The Canadian corporate wellness market size was valued at USD 2.4 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 4.42% from 2023 to 2030. The Canadian government and nonprofit organizations are supporting initiatives to create and maintain mentally healthy workplaces.
When you’re a business owner, one of your most important duties is to ensure the health and safety of your employees. The COVID-19 pandemic reinforced how important your employees are to your business. Without them, any business can flounder and close. So having facilities that help them feel safe and supported is essential.
Onsite medical clinics are increasingly common features of corporate health promotion programs. These clinics allow employers to offer convenient care, both physical and mental, to employees at their workplaces, which can lead to reduced healthcare spending and improved productivity.
One of the easiest ways to offer on-site clinics is by using modular. In the following blog, we’ll explain how you can use modular medical buildings to support your employees and what products we offer to help with that goal.
Ways Modular Medical Buildings Support Employees
Modular medical buildings can be used for a variety of reasons in the workplace to help your employees, and your business, thrive.
Adequate Space & Layout
Make sure that modular buildings are designed with sufficient space to accommodate your staff and don’t forget to include space for hybrid workers. Optimize the layout to promote efficient workflow, minimize congestion, and prevent accidents or injuries.
The healthcare industry is a sector where modular buildings have become invaluable. To gain more space to treat patients, modular buildings are being used as medical labs or units, like in Nova Scotia where they are being used as dialysis units.
Since you can spread your workforce out by using modular buildings, this can help keep high noise levels down. It’s been shown that high noise levels can contribute to stress, communication difficulties, and decreased concentration. Use sound-absorbing materials, acoustic barriers, and proper insulation to create a quieter and more comfortable work environment.
Mental Health Support
Your employees are your greatest resource. Without them, you wouldn’t have a business. Recognizing the importance of their mental health and providing resources to support their well-being is crucial to supporting your employees. This may include using modular buildings as dedicated spaces for relaxation, counselling services, access to mental health professionals, and programs that promote work-life balance.
Ongoing Training & Education
Offer regular training sessions to educate your employees about safety protocols, infection control measures, and proper handling of equipment. To be able to hold these trainings, you need space. By using modular buildings, you can create learning centres to help keep your team updated on the latest health and safety guidelines. This ensures they are well-informed and can effectively respond to any potential risks.
What Product Options Does BOXX Offer?
At BOXX, we recognize that you might not know where to start when looking for a modular medical building. That’s why we’re here to help you. We offer several different options, from modular bathrooms to different office options, that you can customize for your business.
Having enough restrooms for your employees is one of the first things you think of when you’re allotting building space. In situations where you need to social distance, you might need to add additional restrooms to keep your employees safe.
Our modular washroom buildings are locally built to code in Canada, can be delivered with built-in or external water and waste tanks if on-site services are not available, and are ready to use once the installation is completed. So it’s easy to add them to your existing building as a temporary option.
Boxx also offers add-on products like stairs and ramps to help make them accessible for all your employees.
Mobile offices are a versatile way to create extra spaces for your employees. They can be used as office spaces, both for small teams or even individual ones so your employees can be spread out.
Since studies have shown that workers who collaborate with coworkers have a stronger mental health score, you can use mobile offices to create meeting spaces for them to work together and brainstorm on projects. This gives employees safe spaces to work while maintaining their personal space.
Another way to use mobile offices is to create areas where employees can go to take a quick mental break. Sometimes you just need 5 minutes of quiet and having this space allows your employees to recharge after a stressful situation.
Storage Container Offices
Our storage container offices are a versatile tool that can be used on any business campus. Since they’re solid steel boxes with steel lockboxes over the doors, they are perfect for storing documents, extra supplies, or equipment.
For example, if you were in the medical field or wanted to create a medical station at your business site, container offices can be the answer. They can hold cleaning supplies to sterilize office spaces, extra medical supplies, or become a first aid office if your business requires one.
Why You Should Partner with BOXX
The construction process can be complicated but it doesn’t have to be. At BOXX, we’re here to help you each step of the way.
We can help you by giving you options. You can either lease a modular building if your project doesn’t need a long-term solution or you can purchase a building that you can fully customize to fit your needs.
Speaking of customizing, we feel that when you decide to invest in a modular structure, you don’t want just any structure. You want one that fits your business needs.
You can choose from several floor plans like an open-floor plan or one with different office configurations. You can also add storage to designs and select materials for your design, like flooring.
If you’re planning on expanding your modular building, you can also plan for that in the initial customization process. We don’t create a one-size fits all building; we want you to get exactly what you want.
Another area that sets us apart is our construction process. We build our structures in a controlled, off-site manufacturing facility, and each section is transported and assembled at a building site. This cuts down on construction time since you don’t need to worry about weather delays stopping your build.
The modular construction process also promotes environmentally-friendly practices and materials. Using these practices helps us minimize waste throughout the build to create 40% less construction waste.
In working with BOXX, you’re investing in a modular building that is not only environmentally friendly but is also built to Canada’s safety codes and ready to use quicker than traditional construction.
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