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Part M Washroom Facilities

Part M Washroom Facilities

What is required in a Part M washroom facility?

The revised 2010 Equality Act requires to ‘make any reasonable adjustment to any physical feature which might put a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person.  If you are offering or required to offer toilet facilities to your customers, clients or employees, you must make responsible provision for everyone of all levels of ability including wheelchair users by adopting Part M Washroom Facilities.

Willis Systems offer a wide range of Part M Washroom Facilities

Part M Washroom Facilities must offer different types of WC cubicles:
  • Standard cubicles
  • At least one ambulant cubicle per washroom
  • For every four cubicles (including ambulant) you must have an enlarged cubicle
  • Where you have a washroom with more than one toilet you will need a unisex wheelchair accessible
    washroom by the main washroom
Part M Washroom Facilities WC Cubicle Guide:
  • In public buildings when four or more cubicles are provided in a washroom, one of these must be an
    enlarged cubicle
  • Enlarged cubicles must be a minimum width of 1200mm and include an outward opening door
  • All standard toilet cubicles must now have a minimum of 450mm diameter manoeuvring space within
    the cubicles
  • Indicator-bolts must be capable of being operated with a closed fist – and doors must allow for emergency access should a user collapse and become trapped inside the cubicle, blocking the door
  • With 2 or more cubicles every same sex washroom must have at least one WC cubicle that is suitable for the ambulant disabled
  • If there is only one cubicle in the washroom then this must be suitable for an ambulant disabled person
  • The ambulant disabled cubicle must include an outward opening door

Enlarged Cubicle
For every four cubicles, including an ambulant, there must be an enlarged cubicle. This is used by people who
need extra space (e.g. people with babies or small children, people carrying luggage and the ambulant disabled)

  • Must be minimum 1200mm wide
  • Must have a shelf
  • Must have a folding baby table unless a separate facility is provided adjacent to the washroom

WC

  • Standard height and projection WC

Grab Rails

  • Must have one horizontal and one vertical grab rail set around the WC
  • Must have a horizontal closing bar on the door
Enlarged Cubicles

Four Cubicle Combination

  • Layout shows an example of four cubicle washroom.
  • All washrooms must have one ambulant cubicle
  • For every four cubicles (including ambulant) you must have an enlarged cubicle
Four Cubicle Combination

Standard Cubicles
Washrooms must offer different types of cubicles:

  • Must have 450mm diameter manoeuvring circle space
  • Must be a minimum of 750mm wide
  • Doors will ideally open outwards but can open inwards
  • If doors open inwards they must not infringe on activity space
  • Inward opening doors must be able to be unlocked from the outside and lifted off their hinges
 

WC

  • Standard height and projection WC
Standard Cubicle

Ambulant Disabled Cubicle
Washrooms must have at least one ambulant cubicle:

  • Must have minimum of one per washroom
  • Must be 800mm wide
  • Door swing must have 750mm clearance from the front edge of WC
  • Door must be outward opening
  • Provide activity space for people who use crutches or have impaired leg movement
  • Help avoid unnecessary travel to unisex toilet
 
WC
  • Raised height WC must be 480mm high (to top of seat)
  • Raised WC helps people who find it difficult to use a standard height WC
 
 Grab Rails
  • Optional vertical grab rail
  • Must have two horizontal grab rails

 

N.B. close coupled also available

Ambulant Cubicle
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