Welfare on the Front Line


We’re proud of the design and build quality of our Welfare Vans (also known as Mess Vans). We utilise Ford Transit, Peugeot Boxer and Vauxhall Movano vehicles as our panel van bases. Our Van Conversion specialists then convert them in to our popular Welfare Units.

Welfare Van

The specification of our Welfare Van conversions is high, we’re aware that there can be individual needs that require further vehicle modification work.

We’re finding that bespoke conversions of our Welfare Vans are becoming more popular, particularly with the Emergency Services.

Emergency Services – Welfare Vans

Why are Emergency Services taking Welfare Units to incidents?

Incidents attended to by our Fire, Police, Ambulance and other emergency services can occur in hard-to-reach areas, in poor conditions and over extensive periods of time.

It’s been recognised, across the UKs Emergency Services through their own operational debriefs that dedicated vehicles to provide respite to frontline staff at incidents are required.

Extra Value of Welfare Vans

To compliment the frontline use and maximise the investment in these vehicles we’re finding that our Welfare Van conversions are also being utilised in a recreational capacity. Supporting members of the services and their families at organised events.


Van World – Welfare Van Conversion

Van World, the Van Conversion specialist branch of CVM World were recently approached by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service. Like other operators in the Emergency Services sector, they have recognised the value of investing in Welfare Vehicles and elected to work with Van World to deliver a Welfare Van conversion to their bespoke needs.


Emergency Services – Support Vehicle

As a front-line support vehicle, the Welfare Van needed to support fire fighters of all genders. A number of designs were explored in order to provide safe and secure access to the Welfare Vans toilet facilities.

Working with Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service we opted for an effective yet simple solution. This included external illumination lights to notify when the toilet area of the Welfare Van is occupied. Helping to mitigate the risk of intrusion.

Secure Welfare Toilet

As a further safety precaution, a system of securing the Welfare Vans rear door was devised. Compliments the illumination system and deterring additional entry when the Welfare Vans toilet is in use.

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

Having recently taken ownership of two of our Welfare Vans, HWFR have already agreed to invest in a third.

Welfare Van – Modifications:

Working closely with other Welfare Van operators we’ve created a variety of modifications to our Welfare units. This has included:


Solar Panels

Recharging of devices utilising solar energy.
Offset Carbon footprint.


240 Volt Supply

Additional charging capacity and power supply for 240v equipment


Run Lock

Allow “No Key” running of the Welfare Van engine.
Maintaining charge to vehicle batteries.



Custom storage for additional equipment carriage.



Maximising external working area.



Providing facilities to store cold food or drink.

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