Disabled Washroom Toilet Facilities 2021
An Introduction to Disabled Washroom Toilet Facilities 2021
Disabled Washroom Toilet Facilities have become very important since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in 2004 anyone providing goods or services to the public is responsible for providing adequate facilities to less able individuals.
Since the introduction of this act all public washrooms must conform to these standards, including disabled facilities. The diagram below illustrates a typical layout of a DOC M pack in DDA compliant disabled washroom. You’ll notice that each and every item has an exact position, especially in relation to each other. The height of the toilet pan, position of the grab rails, colours and turning circles are just some of the issues to consider when designing a washroom for a less abled visitors.
Axent Design have been providing accessibility and ambulant toilet cubicles for the education, commercial, sports and leisure, and healthcare sectors for a number of years due to the demand for bathroom solutions for people with special needs is steadily growing.
Ambulant Disabled Washroom Facilities 2021
An ambulant accessible toilet is similar in size to a standard toilet facility or cubicle but it has a higher toilet pan, grab rails and usually an outward opening door. It will not accommodate a wheelchair and has no facilities for colostomy bag users.
Accessible Disabled Washroom Facilities 2021
An accessible toilet is designed to accommodate different transfer preferences of wheelchair users and therefore requires more space than a standard or ambulant accessible toilet. In addition to higher toilet pan and grab rails, it is fitted with shelves (for colostomy and general use) and a basin with lever or sensor taps. It has an emergency alarm facility for assistance. A right hand transfer is the more common need but where more than one accessible toilet is provided, alternating transfer hands should be offered.
Axents Approach to Accessible / Ambulant Disabled Washroom Facilities
Here at Axent Design Washrooms we are fully aware of the importance of providing adequate facilities but we understand that there is no need for disabled washrooms to be an afterthought. Disabled washrooms deserve to be given equal amount of attention to detail as every washroom, while still complying with the DDA.
Do your disabled washroom facilities look similar the first image? Well maybe it’s time to think about a refurbishment and who better to help you with this is Axent Designs. Call us now on 0116 326 0060 or email on info@AxentDesigns.co.uk