How Many Toilets Should a Workplace Have?

14-04-2015

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How many toilets and facilities required in a workplace is defined by the number of employees, their gender, and any disabilities that they may have. The current legislation (Workplace [Health, Safety and Welfare] Regulations 1992) outlines the following requirements:

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Disabled employees should also have use of suitable toilets and washing facilities to meet their needs, with large cubicles including supports and low hand basins. All toilet facilities within a workplace must be kept adequately ventilated and well lit and be in a readily accessible location.

If you are planning a washroom refit or office design improvements, please contact our specialist refit team who will be able to answer any questions or concerns.

References: http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/toilets.htm
L24, Workplace health, safety and welfare, approved code of practice and guidance