What is the RADAR Toilet Lock Scheme?
The RADAR key scheme is a nationally recognised scheme that was developed to provide access to disabled toilets via a key. While RADAR would ideally prefer all accessible toilets for disable people to be kept unlocked, in reality, many have to lock them to prevent misuse and damage.
To counter this, the scheme was developed to allow independent access to registered disabled or blind users into toilets that are part of the National Key Scheme using the RADAR key. This means those toilets that are part of the scheme can be locked at all times unless opened by a registered user. The scheme is a way to counter vandalism and misuse by keeping access limited, this also enables the area to be kept clean, resulting in a clean functional toilet readily available to those who need it.
Purchasing a RADAR NKS key allows access to all public toilets throughout the country which have joined up to the scheme. RADAR publishes an annual National Key Scheme Guide that provides a full list of toilets fitted with the NKS lock. You can also get further information about the RADAR National Key Scheme on the RADAR website.
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