'CHanging Places' CPD
Published by Angela May for Clos-o-Mat in Communities and also in Health, Local Government
A typical Changing Places toilet
The relevance of latest British Standards and disability legislative changes on accessible toilet provision is clarified through a new CPD, developed by leading disabled toileting solutions provider Total Hygiene.
The CPD covers the appropriate legislation (Equality Act 2010), British Standards such as BS8300:2009 on building design for disabled people, through to the full specification criteria and equipment required to create a Changing Places toilet, which is different to standard disabled toilets with extra features and more space. As sponsor of the Changing Places campaign for these accessible toilets in areas and buildings to which numbers of the public have access, Total Hygiene has the expertise to cover the topic.
“We all go to the toilet on average 8 times a day; able people take it for granted that they can spend a penny when out and about, but for disabled people, especially those who need the help of at least one carer, even standard accessible (Document M) toilets are not always suitable, hence the Changing Places concept,” says Total Hygiene marketing manager Robin Tuffley.
One in six of the UK population- over 10million people- has a limiting illness that impinges on their ability to carry out daily life. Some 20million are affected by bladder and bowel continence. There are over 1.5million wheelchair users. Therefore, there is a significant number of people who need more accessible toilets. Since the campaign began, over 400 Changing Places toilets have been opened across the UK, of which a third have been installed in the past year alone.
Adds Robin, “The statistics demonstrate the demand, and need, for such facilities, and for specifiers to know as much as possible about them.”
The CPD can be booked via email: email@example.com or telephone 0161 969 1199.