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White paper from Closomat a must for hotel owners

  • 28 Nov 2017

Closomat‘s white paper, entitled ‘Provision of Accessible Toilets for the Hotel Industry’ could be vital for hoteliers, with many establishments said to be failing in their access provision under British Standards.

With greater scrutiny then ever to ensure that hotels offer suitable access for disabled people, it has also emerged that making a mere one bedroom accessible opens up the possibility of an increase of 20% in overnight trips.

The white paper offers a simple reference for venues with overnight stay to achieve compliance. It clarifies requirements under the latest Building Regulations, plus the Equality Act and BS8300:2009, to ensure visitors with any disability have access to appropriate toilets, both in public areas and bedrooms.

Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager, commented: “Families with a member who has an impairment already account for 14million; 20% of overnight trips. They stay longer and spend more, according to VisitEngland research.”

“Tourism for All maintains that now, parties that include a disabled member spend £14billion a year on tourism and travel.

“On average we go to the toilet eight times a day, so the validity and business rationale of appropriate toilet provision is clear. But many businesses don’t know how to go about accommodating disabled people’s needs, nor realise their legal duties.

“British Standards say that 5% of hotel bedrooms should be accessible, including the room’s en-suite, and include a ceiling track hoist.

“Because we are the UK’s leading supplier of accessible toileting in and out of the home, we have the experience and expertise to collate our knowledge into one document that gives everyone involved in the building specification process an easy to use, concise and informative reference point.”

Free access to the white paper can be found at the downloads section of Closomat’s website, www.clos-o-mat.com.

Also available is a wealth of support material, including CAD blocks, technical specifications, video, renders, and considerations for a trouble-free installation.

 

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Closomat
Building 1, Brooklands Place,
Brooklands Road,
Sale,
Cheshire,
M33 6SD,
United Kingdom

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