Cost-Effective Solution to LongTerm, Quality Public Toilet Provision
Published by Angela May for Clos-o-Mat in Communities
West Quay Shopping Centre's Changing Places toilet
One of the biggest issues- and costs- with toilet provision in any public environment is ensuring they are operational, but that headache is being removed with a new service from Total Hygiene.
Research shows that even for a single, standard public toilet, maintenance costs can run into £000s per annum- a cost inevitably potentially higher for the more complex Changing Places accessible toilets for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and other people with severe disabilities who need the help of at least one carer, and which include extra features and more space than a standard accessible toilet. Total Hygiene’s innovative service & maintenance package for Changing Places toilets means that potential cost is significantly reduced.
Total Hygiene is the only company is the UK capable of delivering nationwide service and maintenance of the full ambit of Changing Places equipment, through its in-house team of technical engineers.
“Over 400 Changing Places toilets are now open across the UK, demonstrating a demand for the specialist facilities they provide, for people who need the help of at least one carer when they are out and about,” says Robin Tuffley, Total Hygiene marketing manager. “Operators have made a significant investment to install a Changing Places facility It is vital that the toilet is fully operational, 100% of the time the venue is open. The nominal cost of a service & maintenance contract gives the operator peace of mind that, at the slightest problem, a quick telephone call or email will get any issues resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible, by people who know what they are doing.”
Founded 50 years ago, Total Hygiene is the only company in the UK that can not only supply the full ambit of disabled toilet solutions, but install, commission and maintain the equipment. It is also the only official sponsor of the Changing Places campaign for the specialist accessible toilets.