Changing the options for accessible toilets

Making ‘reasonable adjustments’ to the built environment to ensure compliance with the Equality Act is being made easier with the launch of a new solution for ‘away from home’ accessible toilets. Space To Change toilets plug the gap between conventional (Building Regulations Approved Document M 2013) wheelchair-accessible toilets, and the ‘desirable’, additional, larger and better equipped Changing Places+ toilets. The…

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Making Drinking Water More Accessible With Vivreau’s DDA Module

It’s been 11 years since the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) was first introduced, so Facilities Managers will be well versed in the Building Regulations which require reasonable provision to be made for access to a building and the use of facilities within it. With over 10 million people in the UK registered as disabled, implementing the latest accessible facilities is…

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EQUIP TO CHANGE (LIVES)

Designing a couple of extra fittings into a space will ensure wheelchair- accessible toilets are fully compliant, not only with user requirements and Building Regulations, but equality law too. So advises Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s leading specialist of away-from-home assisted accessible toilets and washrooms. Under current Building Regulations Approved Document M, toilet accommodation needs to be suitable for ‘all people who use…

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Lift Business

Service providers can simultaneously elevate their offering and improve safety for carers and their charges. Clos-o-Mat, already established as Britain’s leading supplier of accessible washrooms for the thousands of people who need the help of a carer, now has a range of easy-to-use lifting/transfer equipment to optimise their safety and dignity. As importantly, all the equipment is available with full…

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Give someone a lift to reduce strain on social care

  Social care provision can be made more cost-effective, yet client dignity enhanced, through use of assistive technology. Almost 60% of Britain’s 12 million disabled people have an issue with mobility*, requiring carer help to perform basic daily tasks- including just getting on and off the toilet. A toilet lift- the WC equivalent of a riser/recliner chair- removes the need…

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Creating supportive, patient-focused environments

With recent statistics[1] suggesting one in four people will develop a diagnosable mental health condition each year, Jason Brown, Director of Design and Development at Knightsbridge Furniture discusses the importance of providing facilities capable of giving appropriate treatment. Aside from medical and clinical treatment, which continues to improve as our understanding of certain conditions grows, one of the most important…

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Closer offers less resistance

Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers offer the performance and reliability demanded by modern building projects, whilst delivering the lower opening forces essential to meeting the requirements of the Equality Act. Key to Powermatic’s ability to assure ease of access is its exceptional operating efficiency, which far exceeds the recommendations of Approved Document M and BS EN 1154 and means that…

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Rugby World Cup tries to extend Millennium accessibility

The Millennium Stadium is now closer to achieving its aim of removing any barriers to its use by disabled people: it has opened a new Changing Places assisted, accessible toilet. Supplied and installed by Clos-o-Mat, the UK’s leading provider of disabled toilet solutions, the new facility means that anyone who needs the help of a carer can now participate in…

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