Total Approach Delivers Single-Source Compliance With Code Of Practice

Provision of fully accessible toilets is now achievable through one source…

Under BS8300 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people – code of practice, all refurbishment or new-build of transport hubs- bus stations, motorway services, airports etc- should include enhanced toilet facilities, which are not just be accessible to people in wheelchairs, but those who cannot bend, with limited strength, balance and/or vision. In addition, there should be a Changing Places toilet.

Developments at Total Hygiene, the UK’s leading disabled toileting solutions provider, mean it is now the only company in the UK that can, from one single source, supply, install and commission ALL the equipment needed to ensure compliance.

Robin Tuffley, Total Hygiene marketing manager, expands, “The specification of the range of disabilities that should be accommodated means that even the criteria of conventional accessible Document M and Changing Places type toilets do not meet all those needs. Limited strength and balance, for example, mean a person may need help physically getting on and off the toilet, or may struggle to use toilet tissue and wipe themselves clean but may not usually have a carer with them- inclusion of a ‘wash and dry’ toilet and/or toilet lifter meets their needs…..

“Provision of appropriate toilet facilities is proven to increase visitor numbers, as people will make a conscious decision NOT to go somewhere if they feel they cannot toilet in suitable, clean washrooms. However inclusive the building is to be, we can address and solve the toileting needs. Designers and specifiers therefore only need deal with one point of contact, accelerating the whole design to commissioning process and delivering best value practice.”

East Midlands Airport, Pier Head Ferry Terminal, Moto’s Cherwell Valley Services and Birmingham International Airport are among those travel hubs that have already recognised the importance of appropriate toilet provision, using Total Hygiene to supply fully accessible washrooms or Changing Places toilets on-site.

Founded 50 years ago, Total Hygiene (www.clos-o-mat.com) offers the most comprehensive range of disabled toileting solutions- hence its selection by the Changing Places Consortium as campaign sponsor.

In addition to all the equipment required for a Changing Places toilet, the company manufactures the Clos-o-Mat ‘wash and dry’ toilet that can function as a conventional WC but also enables anyone with reduced balance, strength or flexibility to toilet without a carer cleaning them afterwards, plus Aerolet toilet lifters to aid people with reduced balance and/or mobility.

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