Many disabled visitors to public buildings such as shopping centres and leisure facilities face having to be laid on the toilet floor with the door open when being helped by a carer new legislation and guidelines put in place to overcome this issue call for the installation of a Changing Places toilet.
Incorporating additional equipment such as a hoist and adult-sized changing bench, a Changing Places toilet is larger than a standard conventional wheelchair-accessible toilet, allowing plenty of room for carers to offer their assistance.
The latest Building Regulations Approved Document M and BS8300:2009 classes a Changing Places facility as desirable in any building to which the public have access.
Service providers are now required to make reasonable changes to the built environment where a disabled customer would otherwise be at a substantial disadvantage under the Equality Act.
Disabled people make up 10% of the UK population and account for an annual spend in excess of £80billion, therefore making it desirable that shopping centres, tourist attractions and leisure facilities install a Changing Places toilet.
Further information can be found in Clos-o-Mats white paper, Considerations & Specification of Changing Places toilets, and on the website which contains support data, 2D and 3D CAD drawings, animations, FAQs and an expert blog.
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