What is the difference between accessible and ambulant accessible

Posted by Dolphin Solutions on 27-Jul-2018 09:58:02

An accessible toilet is designed to accommodate different transfer preferences of wheelchair users and therefore requires more space than a standard or ambulant accessible toilet. In addition to a higher toilet pan and grab rails, it is fitted with shelves (for colostomy bags and general use) and a basin with lever or sensor taps. It has an emergency alarm facility for assistance. A right hand transfer is the more common need but where more than one accessible toilet is provided, alternating transfer hands should be offered. The key details, as set out in current BSI standards, are given below and the illustration shows a left hand transfer arrangement. 

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Tags: Accessible, Design, Washrooms, Health and Safety, Disability, Ease Collection

How to specify the right tap for your project

Posted by Dolphin Solutions on 16-Apr-2018 12:18:26

Why so many different types of taps?

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Tags: Design, Handwashing, Washrooms, Workplace, Accessible, Sustainability, Water-saving, Facilities Management, Business, Disability, Architects

hand dryers vs. paper towels - what product is best for my washroom?

Posted by Dolphin Solutions on 21-Feb-2018 09:41:45

Drying hands is usually the last part of the washroom user’s experience…usually. Yet only 20% of people say they always dry their hands thoroughly after washing them. This is critical because research has found that 85% of microbes are transmitted by moist hands, compared with 0.06% by dry hands.

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Tags: Design, Accessible, Disability, Business, Architects, Washrooms, Health and Safety

Why should you choose Doc M compliant products

Posted by Owen Mclean on 16-Jan-2018 11:45:29

What does Doc M stand for?

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Tags: Ease Collection, Disability, Accessible, Architects, Sustainability, Design

How disabling disabled toilets really are

Posted by Dolphin Solutions on 19-Oct-2017 15:50:30

Written by David Spooner.

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Tags: Accessible, Airports, Business, Architects, Design, Disability, Ease Collection, Facilities Management, Health and Safety, Washrooms, Sustainability, Workplace

Creating an ‘Accessible WC’ that is actually accessible.

Posted by Owen Mclean on 27-Sep-2017 11:41:48

Written by Owen Mclean. 

Accessible WC rooms are designed to make toileting as easy as possible for those with physical disabilities; yet many (or most!) ‘Accessible’ public toilets comply with neither Part M of the Building Regulations nor British Standard BS 8300-2009. Far too many are difficult to use and can even pose a serious threat to the safety of the user.

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Tags: Accessible, Architects, Business, Airports, Disability, Ease Collection, Facilities Management, Health and Safety, Washrooms

Wash Troughs – helping to improve hygiene in the washroom

Posted by Dolphin Solutions on 20-Sep-2017 15:13:03

As we know, washrooms have a significant part to play in reducing the spread of germs in any public environment, particularly when it comes to hand washing. Research from BioCote has shown the sink as the worst culprit for levels of contamination with more than 50,000 Colony-Forming Units (CFUs) present on or around the basin at any one time. Because of their streamlined and easy to clean shape, troughs help reduce the number of spaces where germs can be harboured, improving hygiene in the washroom. Troughs are a rapidly growing trend in washhroom design, offering a more modern, stylish alternative to the standard sink.

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Tags: Washrooms, Accessible, Architects, Design, Health and Safety, Water-saving, Handwashing

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