4 Ways Metal Buildings Can Improve Employee Morale on Industrial Sites

4 Ways Metal Buildings Can Improve Employee Morale on Industrial Sites

Metal buildings on industrial sites can be used to accommodate gyms and other facilities that will boost employee morale and productivity.

Your workforce is your bread and butter. And for employees on industrial jobsites where heavy machinery, metal buildings and harsh climates are the norm, life can be pretty tough. That’s why it’s important to make sure they’re taken care of by providing the right type of facilities.

There are many challenges for workers in these kinds of conditions, including: 

  • Long hours
  • Physically and mentally demanding jobs
  • Harsh or dangerous working environments
  • Time away from home and family (i.e. shift work) 

These circumstances can have an adverse effect on employee morale, which can impact your company’s bottom line by lowering:

  • Productivity
  • Quality of work
  • Employee loyalty

The effective use of prefab buildings can help overcome this by making your employees feel appreciated. They also provide them with a better quality of life while they’re on the jobsite.


  1. Workplace Conditions

For industrial workers who perform the bulk of their duties inside, well-insulated metal buildings can make a big difference in the overall comfort level. They also allow them to work more effectively. This is particularly true for operations with extremely cold winters and hot summers.

The availability of natural light can also have a positive effect on workers’ emotional level. That’s why skylights, windows and other daylighting features on pre engineered metal buildings have become more commonplace.

To learn more about this, read our post: THE BENEFITS OF USING DAYLIGHT IN STEEL BUILDINGS



  1. Camp Cuisine

If your employees are housed in work camps, having a centralized eating area is efficient and cost-effective. Metal buildings are a great choice for this because they can be built to accommodate any size of workforce, with options for expansion. Plus, the customizable nature of prefab buildings means you can configure your kitchen and eating area to suit your needs.

Your employees will benefit from having a common area where they can share meals and strengthen camaraderie. This can help them interact more effectively and work as a team when they’re in the field.


  1. Blow off Some Steam

Even though your employees work physically taxing jobs, many will appreciate the opportunity to squeeze in a workout while they’re in camp. An onsite gym with some weights and other equipment will give them an outlet for exercise, which can:

  • Improve mental clarity
  • Boost productivity
  • Enhance wellbeing


  1. Lounge Areas

Giving your employees a place to spend their downtime is important. A common lounge is a place where they can watch the hockey game on a big screen or play a friendly game of Ping-Pong.

The setup doesn’t have to be overly elaborate and could include things like:

  • Couches
  • Tables and chairs
  • Pool table
  • Darts
  • TVs


Are you looking for cost-effective ways to improve work conditions and boost employee morale? Call Metal Structure Concepts to learn how our metal buildings can be configured to facilitate everything from a camp kitchen to a fully functional gymnasium.