Portlaoo has produced and launched a fully downloadable guide to help answer questions and offer advice regarding accessible toilet provision.
Regulations are in place requiring building owners and service providers to make reasonable adjustments to their premises to cater for people with a wide range of disabilities. Buildings have to be accessible and toilet and washing facilities should be adapted for a range of users.
“The lack of fully accessible toilets simply denies people with severe disabilities the right to freedom, mobility and community participation”, says Mark Fielding, Regional Manager at Portaloo. “Hundreds of thousands of people need these extra facilities in public places to help them enjoy the day-to-day activities that many of us just take for granted.”
“Our team has a wealth of expertise in the provision of accessible and fully accessible toilet and washroom facilities. This new guide shares that knowledge and experience to help raise awareness of the key specification considerations and encourage more organisations to provide accessibility in the built environment – from public services and transport to leisure and sport.”
There is a free to download version of the guide on the free guides section of this website. It includes information on:
To meet the growing demand for fully accessible toilet and changing facilities, Portaloo has also recently launched Portaloo Accessible Plus – the UK’s first self-contained, semi-permanent toilet and shower building for wheelchair users and their carers which is available for short or longer-term hire. This building has been specifically designed to provide more comfort, dignity and privacy than any other interim facility currently available.
To download a copy of the new guide, see www.portaloo.co.uk/accessible-guide.