The number of pupils and students with special needs has grown by over 60% in the past 25 years, prompting an increase in the need of appropriate toilet facilities in educational buildings.
To help specifiers better understand up-to-date legal and ‘best practice’ requirements, leading disabled toilet provider Clos-o-Mat has published a new white paper: Considerations & Specification of Accessible Toilet Facilities in Educational Buildings.
“Some 60% of statemented children are now in mainstream schools, and almost 6% of the higher and further education student population has a disability” says Robin Tuffley
Clos-o-Mat marketing manager. “Yet according to research by the Bog Standard campaign for better school toilets, 57% of schools surveyed did not have any disabled toilet facilities!
“Everyone knows about Building Regulations Approved Document M, but few specifiers are aware of the raft of additional guidance which is either a legal requirement or ‘good practice’, including new Department for Education guidelines published this year which replace existing DfE Building Bulletins for primary and secondary schools.”
The white paper covers all the relevant legislation and guidance in one place, and can be downloaded direct from Clos-o-Mat’s website www.clos-o-mat.com. It is complimented by additional data including a white paper specifically on hygiene rooms for schools, CAD 2D and 3D drawings and video. Specifiers can thus be fully briefed, and prepare drawings, all from one site.
Clos-o-Mat, founded 50 years ago, is the only company in its field with the in-house capability and expertise to design, supply, install, commission and service all the equipment for an accessible toilet or hygiene room, from grab rails through hoists and height adjustable basins to automatic (‘wash and dry’) toilets and toilet lifters.
Total Hygiene tel 0161 969 1199