Portable Sanitation Ltd
Portable Sanitation Europe Ltd was formed in 2000, and originally had just 30 members. Membership is comprised of Service Operator Members and Supplier Members.
Operator Members of PSE provide all types of portable toilet and sanitation units to both the construction and event industries in virtually all parts of the UK and Ireland. All units supplied by members of PSE are recognised as being of the highest standard in the industry. To comply with PSE Terms and Conditions of Membership, Operator Members must offer quality of back up and service in compliance with PSE guidelines.
A number of PSE Supplier Members manufacture and supply all types of portable toilet units, urinals, trailer mounted mobile toilets, welfare units, jack leg toilets and shower blocks in the UK, Ireland the EU and to other parts of the world. In addition there are Supplier Members that are specialist manufacturers or distributors of a wide variety of toilet additives and associated cleaning and maintenance products.
PSE and its members actively promote ‘Best Practice’ throughout the portable sanitation industry and in order to support this policy PSE has instigated the National Sanitation Qualification scheme for quality assurance.
Health and Safety Legislation in the UK is of major importance to the portable toilet and sanitation industry and PSE members play their part is ensuring that legislation is adhered to. PSE Members fully comply with all current British legislation and PSE has established good contacts with HSE and has even advised HSE on various aspects of Health and Safety legislation.
For many years, the portable toilet industry has operated in the construction industry applying a ratio of one toilet for every ten site workers. This has now been changed by the introduction of a new British Standard after co-operation from a member of PSE’s Committee of Management. The revised BS standard that PSE members comply with is now one toilet to every seven site workers.
The UK event industry is governed by adherence to The Event Safety Guide (The Purple Book) which after a number of years is currently under review. PSE has already re-written Chapter 14, the Sanitation section of the guide, and the revised guide should be published soon.
PSE and its members have been recognised by many local and national organisations as being the leaders in portable toilet and sanitation provision, and the level of this recognition will continue to increase as the association grows still further
The National Sanitation Qualification (NSQ) is an industry specific Training scheme developed by PSE in partnership with Human Focus International, who are accredited by RoSPA and specialise in Health and Safety training