What Size is an Ambulant Toilet?
The requirement to have easily accessible, sanitary facilities in commercial washrooms ensures that people with disabilities are able to use your commercial washrooms. An Ambulant Toilet is one such facility and must be provided in convenient locations, and the provision of sanitary facilities should take account of the function or use of a building, the number, and gender of occupants and the needs of occupants including people with a disability, as well as fulfilling the size requirements which we will outline below.
Why do I need Ambulant Toilets?
Ambulant toilet cubicles are a requirement for Part M of the Building Regulations (relating to the access and use of buildings). There must be at least one ambulant toilet cubicle per washroom. Ambulant toilet packs are designed for the walking impaired and will contain a WC, toilet seat and grab rails, as well as conforming to the aforementioned Part M.
What Size do they need to be?
Disabled toilets are required to be bigger in order to accommodate both wheelchairs and the physically impaired. Every same-sex washroom must have at least one ambulant toilet cubicle that is suitable for the disabled and this must include an outward opening door. If there is only one cubicle in the washroom then this must be suitable for an ambulant disabled person.
Ambulant Toilet Cubicle Size
Ambulant Toilet Cubicles are normal toilet cubicles with an outward opening door. They must also have:
- A total length of at least 850mm
- An outswinging door of at least 650mm
- A minimum of 800mm between the sides of the toilet and the cubicle walls.
Wheelchair-Accessible Toilet Cubicle Size
Wheelchair-Accessible Toilet Cubicles must have:
- A total length of at least 2220mm
- A total width of at least 1518mm
- An outswinging door of at least 950mm
- The door must also have an opening of 900mm
That concludes this article on the required sizes for of the different types of disabled and ambulant toilets you may be using in your commercial washrooms. If you were interested in viewing our range of Ambulant Toilets, you can view all of our Disabled and Ambulant Toilet Packs here.