Here at Concept Cubicle Systems, we know what your greatest concern and first question will be when deciding on the design and layout of washroom facilities for a new building, or for a building that is being refurbished: “How many toilets per person will be sufficient?”.
Whether you are looking to fully remodel an office, redecorate a leisure centre or have just finished a project and need to fit toilets for a public building such as a cinema, you will need to know how many individual facilities are required to keep workers and guests comfortable.
This is why we are happy to provide this guide for you, detailing how many toilets and other washroom facilities you will need per person on the premises, in order to meet regulations in different industries.
We are also ready and waiting to provide toilet cubicles across a wide range of industry sectors, so if you have been searching for toilet cubicles for any type of business or institution, contact us and see what we can do for you today. We have years of experience in the manufacture and fitting of toilet cubicles, and our qualified and trained members of staff are all prepared to discuss anything you may need for your space.
The number of toilets you will need for an office space is covered under Regulation 20 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. The regulation states that there is a minimum number of separate sanitary facilities that you must provide for your employees. These numbers vary, depending on the size of your workforce and the ratio of female to male workers.
If your workforce is entirely female or a mixed group, there must be:
If your workforce is entirely male, you should provide:
Under the Equality Act 2010, your firm will also have a duty to ensure that it is providing accessible toilet facilities to all employees, in locations where those with mobility issues or other impairments can most easily reach them. These toilets can be unisex, and should ideally be unisex if they are accessible to the public as well as to your staff. It is also preferential if these toilets are exclusively for the use of those who require their additional features and facilities.
If your workers are based at a temporary site, working remotely or at a place without a water supply, it will also be your duty to ensure that there are portable toilets and suitable water containers at their current workplace.
At Concept Cubicle Systems, we have spent years providing toilet cubicles and other accessories for office washrooms. We know exactly what it will take to build up or refurbish any space that you have so it is ready for any number of employees, using hardwearing, easy-to-clean products that should serve your company well for a long time to come. Contact us if you would like to discuss placing an order for your business, or take a look at our Product Guide to browse the ranges we have available for commercial buildings.
For public buildings such as shops and shopping centres with a retail area in excess of 1,000m2, there should be:
The minimum number of school toilets you will be expected to provide depends on the age and schooling level of the pupils. As such, we have split up the number of sanitary appliances for each stage:
For Nurseries (Pupils Aged 3-5)
For Primary Schools (Pupils Aged 4-11)
For Secondary Schools (Pupils Aged 11+)
There should be separate staff toilets and facilities in accordance with the regulations set out for office buildings and other workplaces, though facilities for disabled staff members may be shared with pupils.
Where pupils are aged eight or over, changing rooms and sanitary facilities for PE staff should be in addition to and separate from the facilities provided for pupils.
Here at Concept Cubicle Systems, we know that you will be looking for toilet cubicles that can last throughout the year, when you are planning on remodeling a school or nursery washroom. This is where we will be proud to step in and help, because our products provide you with the durable, easily maintained cubicles that can last for as many terms as you need. Call or email us today to discuss having these fitted, or see our Product Guide to choose the cubicles that will suit your space most.
For a leisure centre with a swimming pool, there should be:
Here at Concept Cubicle Systems, we are often called by the owners and managers of leisure centres looking to have their washroom spaces redecorated and refurbished. This is because they know that we are able to provide the waterproof, long-lasting cubicles they need, and we can even arrange to have their cubicles designed and created using any existing pattern, aesthetic, or colour scheme they wish to keep consistent in their facilities. We are even able to provide a range of shower cubicles, or cubicles for changing rooms if you require these.
Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for your leisure centre and swimming pool, or see our Product Guide to start choosing your new purchases.
For a public building where most toilet use will be during intervals, or after a certain number of hours (such as stadiums, concert halls, theatres or cinemas), you should provide:
There are also minimum numbers of sanitary conveniences that must be provided for public buildings where most use does not depend on an interval, such as libraries, museums and exhibition centres:
It is common for a church or other house of worship, such as a synagogue, mosque, temple or gurdwara, to have one unisex facility. Some may not even have a toilet at all, but if you require facilities for your place of worship it will usually be recommended that separate facilities are built for both men and women. Additional facilities should also be provided for disabled visitors.
The exact number of toilets that should be provided will depend on the number of people that use the premises:
After this time, the number will increase further, depending on the number of staff and volunteers present. Additional facilities may be required for the building’s congregation, as well as the public.
The regulations on how many toilets you will need per person for a hostel, guest house or bed and breakfast vary, depending on the area you are planning on carrying out work in.
To give an example in the city of Preston and the surrounding areas, the regulations for hostels are as follows:
Concept Cubicle Systems are ready and prepared to assist in the supply and installation of any number of toilet cubicles, across a range of industries. We can provide you with as many cubicles you need, no matter how many guests, workers or students you are expecting to use your building.
If you are in need of our services right away, contact us via the form found on our website and one of our expert members of staff will be able to discuss all your requirements, as well as any specifications you most need. You will soon have the washroom spaces you most need, and they will be set out for any amount of use, no matter how much foot traffic your business or institution will see.