Aesthetics for hygiene

Aesthetics for hygiene

Commercial Washroom

Toilets and Washrooms

Toilets and washrooms have an important place in the office environment. There are the obvious practical elements relating to health and hygiene, which necessitates using high quality and reliable products and providing facilities in line with business requirements. For instance, if the business hosts seminars and large meetings, are there sufficient toilet and washroom units to cope with likely demand? Additionally, there is the opportunity to promote the visitor’s appreciation through clean, modern aesthetic design.  Glenside has extensive experience in designing and upgrading company washrooms, ensuring that installations are to the highest standards and reflect the style and character of the businesses concerned.

Washroom design and installation
Commercial washroom

Providing the facilities

The provision of commercial toilet and washroom facilities is governed by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. Regulation 20, Sanitary Conveniences.

The HSE (Health & Safety Executive) states that the approved code of practice describes minimum numbers of facilities required for the maximum number likely to be in the workplace at any one time)

Number of toilets and washbasins for mixed use (or women only)

1-5 1 1
6-25 2 2
26-50 3 3
51-75 4 4
76-100 5 5

Toilets used by men only

1-15 1 1
16-30 2 1
31-45 2 2
46-60 3 2
61-75 3 3
76-90 4 3
91-100 4 4

This covers only the very basic legal requirement and, especially in the case of businesses that have medium to large scale workforces and/or potential visitor numbers, these minimum numbers for toilet and washroom units should be exceeded.

Businesses might also consider providing shower room facilities if they have employees that cycle to work or whose tasks involve physical exertion. This is a benefit that can be much appreciated.

commercial washroom fit-out
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Adding value to the brand

The design of commercial washroom facilities should not be an afterthought but a priority for serious consideration. This is not only in terms of hygiene and the reliability of the installation but also the look and quality of the units. When a business premises is designed and fitted out to high aesthetic standards, carrying this same attention to detail and quality to the washroom adds value to the brand in the perception of customers, employees and stakeholders.

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