Ainscough Crane Hire has announced a new investment in its operator welfare vehicle fleet having taken delivery of six new state of the art welfare vans. The vehicles host an array of features and creature comforts geared towards ensuring workers’ comfort and wellbeing while working away from home.

Five escort welfare vehicles will be available to the Heavy Cranes division, with one also assigned to the Cardiff depot. The Heavy Cranes operators assisted with the design of both the interior and exterior operator requirements, as the vans will be used by operating teams who often deliver projects for Ainscough’s Wind Energy Division which can be in remote locations.

The current Peugeot Boxer vehicles were selected because they are 300mm longer than the previous van, meaning the bed position can now run lengthways and ensure a more comfortable sleep for the drivers.

The vans can house two people and offer a seating area which then transforms into two extra-long beds, a kitchen space and a wet room style bathroom, complete with hot and cold running water. They each have two televisions and offer a clean and modern décor, as well as a curtain to create privacy if desired.

Furthermore there are two solar panels, a smart charger with upgraded alternator charging system, 2500w inverter improved charging capacity and latest high spec Lithium Gel batteries, therefore improving the demands put on the batteries charge and discharge.

Jimmy Dixon, Transport Manager at Ainscough, said: “The welfare of our teams operating in remote locations is of critical importance to the company. Well rested operators provide better, more efficient and safer service to our customers and the welfare vehicle fleet is a key part of ensuring we can maintain the best levels of service no matter where our expertise is required.”

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