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The Health and Safety dangers of poor washroom design


Health and safety is one of the most important factors to consider when designing your office washroom.


While a regular clean is an obvious essential for any washroom, organisations also have a corporate responsibility to ensure that their overall facilities are fit for purpose and designed for safe usage.


From a legal perspective, there are lots of things to consider - from structural vanity calculations to considering escape route obstructions.


Sounds overwhelming? No need to worry. We’re here to tell you everything you need to consider when designing the perfect office washroom…



 

Fire Strategy Compliance

Have you ever thought what might happen if a fire occurred when you were in the WCs?


The most critical starting point is to ensure that anyone who is in there can be made aware of the emergency, which is done through the use of fire alarms and ceiling beacons, for the audially impaired.


Whilst the sound system is relatively simple to sort, the prevalence of full-height cubicles mean that beacons create a tricky problem.


The common solutions are to either have beacons in each cubicle as well as the external lobby spac