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3 Reasons To Invest In Oilfield Housing For Your Employees

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The employees working for major oil companies often travel from one drill location to another. This creates the need for temporary housing that can accommodate employees working long shifts. You have a few options available when it comes to housing your employees.

You can opt to put them up in a motel or you can construct a mobile camp that consists of housing units. A mobile camp can offer some unique benefits that will help offset the cost of constructing housing units for your employees.

1. Employee Safety

Many oil drilling sites are located in areas that might be considered undesirable. Oilfield employees can become targets for theft, assault, and other types of crimes when they come into contact with locals.

It can be difficult to protect your employees when they are housed in a motel that is some distance away from the drill site. When you construct mobile housing units, you can place the units near the drill site. A security guard can be hired to patrol the camp, ensuring the safety of your employees at all times.

2. Accessibility

An oil drill can only be productive if all employees are present and focused on the drilling tasks being completed. Workers who are late for their shift can become a problem. Housing employees in a motel will require that they drive to the drill site. Traffic accidents, road closures, and other factors can have an unforeseen effect on commute times.

To avoid having employees show up for their shift late, invest in mobile housing units. Employees will be able to walk to the drill site from their accommodations. This will help reduce tardiness and ensure that no employees are overworked because they have to cover for late arrivals.

3. Community

It's important that the employees working on an oil drill perform as a team. Each individual needs to be aware of what the others are doing, and be proactive in helping to address potential safety or performance problems.

A mobile camp can create a sense of community among your employees. Community ties can help employees feel more responsible for one another, which will improve the safety and productivity on each of your drill rigs.

Constructing mobile housing units for your oilfield employees can be costly, but the benefits far outweigh the costs once these mobile units are completed and occupied. You can provide for the safety of your employees, reduce tardiness, and promote a more cohesive workforce when you opt to house your employees in a mobile camp.

For more information, contact a company that supplies oilfield housing.