Disabled / Accessible Doc M packs for toilets, showers and changing rooms
Commercial Washrooms is the UK’s leading online supplier of toilets, showers, and changing facilities for use by those individuals with additional needs or mobility issues. Our products are solutions for the building regulations disabled section - Part M.
Accessible toilets are essential for any workplace, including offices, schools, hospitals, and public washrooms, as they provide equal access for those with mobility issues. Not only do accessible toilets, changing rooms and showers give people with mobility issues and hidden disabilities more independence, they’re safer too.
Our range of accessible or disabled toilets incorporate raised height pans so that users can comfortably transfer from their wheelchair to the toilet and back again.
Our range of disabled washroom products are available to purchase as individual items or as full Doc M compliant Packs. The Doc M Packs contain components such as disabled height toilet pans, compliant wash hand basins, taps, and grab rails.
We stock products from leading manufacturers such as Armitage Shanks and Twyford Bathrooms as well as our own affordable Doc M toilet range, available in either close-coupled or low-level versions, meaning you can find the right accessible toilet pack to suit your budget.
Many common questions and general advice on disabled toilets and Doc M Packs can be found by reading our blog, in particular, the Disabled Toilets information and questions. Browse our Washroom Case Studies where many of our Doc M Packs have been included.
Not sure which toilet set is right for your business’s needs or have questions about our other products? Please feel free to contact the Commercial Washrooms team to discuss the most suitable disabled toilet pack for your installation on 01202 650900.
Accessible toilets FAQs
What’s included in an accessible toilet pack?
Here at Commercial Washrooms, we sell a range of disabled / accessible toilet packs. which include different products depending on the type of disabled toilet set you choose. Typically, a disabled toilet pack will include the following:
- A raised height disabled toilet pan (this could be close-coupled, wall-hung or back-to-wall)
- Grab rails (for support)
- A wash hand basin and taps
- A thermostatic mixing valve (this helps to ensure the water is kept to a safe temperature)
There are also disabled shower packs (which will include products such as a shower seat, grab rails, a shower head and other features designed to support users) and disabled changing room packs which will feature a changing seat or table available.
How do you get a RADAR key for accessible toilets?
If you need a replacement RADAR key for your disabled toilets, we sell RADAR locks and keys here at Commercial Washrooms.
Why are accessible toilets locked?
Accessible toilets are often locked because this prevents the mainstream public from using the facilities, thus keeping the washroom free for appropriate users. Not only does this help to give the appropriate users access when they need it most, it can also help to prevent vandalism.
Can an accessible toilet door open inward?
An accessible toilet needs to be easily accessible and practical to ensure users have enough space to use the washroom facilities comfortably. Therefore, the toilet door should open outward. Moreover, the door may feature grab rails to make closing it easier. A door which opens outward can offer further support to users, making it a safer option.
Do accessible toilets have lids?
No, disabled toilets don’t usually have lids, which makes the toilet more easily accessible.
How large does an accessible toilet need to be?
The minimum size an accessible toilet needs to be is 2200mm deep and 1500mm wide. You can read our blog on the dimensions of a disabled toilet room for more information.
What is the height of an accessible toilet?
The average height of an accessible toilet is around 450mm. These toilets are higher than standard commercial toilets, as this allows users to get on and off more easily.
How many accessible toilets are required in a workplace?
By law, all businesses must provide toilets and washing facilities to their employees - including accessible toilets for employees with mobility issues and disabilities (hidden and visible) as part of the Equality Act 2010. Every washroom in the UK must have at least one accessible toilet for their employees. The number of accessible toilets you need will depend on the number of employees you have with mobility issues or hidden disabilities.
What is a disabled toilet alarm system?
A toilet alarm system is found in accessible toilets and enables people to raise an alarm should they need help when using your washroom. A disabled toilet alarm may be included in some disabled toilet sets.
What kind of advice do you need?
If you require general guidance on choosing the most suitable products for your business, inclusive of disabled toilets and Doc M Packs, this can be found by reading our blog.
Should you require more detailed insight, the Disabled Toilets information page incorporates frequently answered questions, which might help to answer any queries you may have efficiently and at your own convenience.
In addition, to see what kinds of solutions we have provided to similar businesses, you might like to peruse our Washroom Case Studies, where many of our Doc M Packs have been included. Additional valuable information on disabled washrooms can be found within our Disabled Toilets Blog.
For any other queries or for help on identifying the specific product you might require for your business’s washroom, please contact the experts in our team.