Changing Places Toilet
We take many things for granted, including the freedom to enjoy days out to visitor attractions or perhaps a trip to the local shopping centre.
For an estimated 250,000 profoundly disabled people in the UK, and an even larger amount around the world, such outings need to be planned carefully in advance, and in some cases, a visit will be cancelled altogether due to the lack of adequate accessible toilets.
Standard accessible toilets are designed for independent users. There is usually room for a wheelchair-turning circle but not much else. For people who need help, there needs to be much more space for specialised equipment and for those providing assistance.
Height adjustable shower change tables ensure that no one needs to be changed or washed on the toilet floor. Recommendations in BS8300 (British Standard on Access to Buildings for Disabled People) require any height adjustable changing table installed in Changing Places to be at least 1800mm long and have a safe working load of 200kg. Ideally, the table should operate in a height range low enough for transfers from a wheelchair seat and high enough to provide a comfortable working position for any assistant or carer. At Pressalit, we recommend our Shower Change Table 3000.
Height adjustable sinks will provide comfortable positions for standing or seated users in Changing Places. Pressalit provides a variety of options that can be adjusted in height by as much as 500mm if necessary.
It is also good to provide some sort of adjustment around the toilet area. Height adjustable hinged toilet support arms will facilitate a greater number of transfers on and off the toilet and provide better support than fixed height support arms. Hinged arms with strong barrel hinges are robust and surfaces with warm slip resistant materials preferable to cold painted metal.
For any shower that might be included in a Changing Places facility, we recommend height adjustable chairs with backrests and support arms. There are a number of options available in Pressalit’s 450 Plus range. Height adjustable seating should easily adjust to meet the exact requirements of unknown users.
Products in this suggestion
Specifications for PLUS handrail 600 mm
The projection of 50 mm from the wall makes it easy to take hold of the rail.
Inkl. wall rosette, which covers the fixings.
Material: Powder-coated aluminium and plastic
Excl. mounting kit.
Surface material: Polyester lacquer
Cover cap: Cycoloy plastic
When the handrail is loaded with 235 kg, each wall fastener is loaded with 56 kg.
Handrails are tested with a 1.5 safety factor in accordance with the requirements in ISO 17966:2016.
The product is to be cleaned with hot water or a mild soapy cleaning agent.
Do not use chlorine based, corrosive or abrasive cleaners as it may result in the surface being damaged.
The following cleaning agents have been tested by Pressalit and may be used, as long as they are diluted according to the instructions on the container.
Suma Star free D1
The product must be wiped down with a soft rag wrung out in clear water immediately after cleaning, as some materials may otherwise be discolored and stained, and the surface coating may deteriorate.
DECALCIFICATION OF ALUMINUM PARTS:
Pressalit recommends that chalky deposits be removed from wall tracks and other aluminum parts using a solution of three parts 30% acetic acid to seven parts tap water. When the aluminum parts have been washed down with this solution, the parts must be wiped over with a damp cloth wrung out in clear water.
Specifications for Toilet seat Dania with cover
Strap: Stainless steel V2A
Avoid contact of the seat and hinges with abrasive, corrosive or chlorine-based cleaners, as these may cause damage or lead to flash rust. Therefore, when cleaning the bowl, make sure that the seat and cover are kept in an upright position until all cleaning agent has been flushed away.
Specifications for Mixer tap with long rotatable spout and ring-shaped operating lever
The water-saving Eco-effect gives the choise between a moderate flow and a full flow. The preset moderate flow can be adjusted.
Specifications for MATRIX MEDIUM wash basin with overflow
MATRIX SMALL and CURVE wash basins fit onto PLUS, SELECT and VALUE wash basin brackets, whereas MATRIX MEDIUM, ANGLE, ANGLE DEEP and SQUARE are tailor made to fit specific brackets.
Materials: Cultured marble with a high-polished, pore-free sanitary gel coating.
Suitable for mounting on MATRIX powered basin unit R4822 (UK R4827).
For disinfecting the wash basin, the following agents can be used:
Sodium hydroxide 5%
Acetic acid solution 10%
Ethanol solution 70%
Sodium hypochlorite 5%, active chlorine
Sodium chloride 170g/l, diluted to 50%.
Make sure that the product is wiped down with a soft rag wrung out in clear water immediately after disinfection.
NB! Do not use abrasive cleaning agents, as this will cause damage to the surface of the wash basin.
Compliance criteria according to EN 14688:2015.
4.1 Load resistance: stable, without cracks or deformations.
4.2 Draining of water: Water drained away completely.
4.3 Resistance to temperature changes: Without cracks, delaminations.
4.4 Resistance to chemicals and staining agents:
- Sodium hydroxide 5% - without staining or deterioration;
- Acetic acid solution 10% - without staining or deterioration;
- Ethanol sol. 70% - without staining or deterioration;
- Sodium hypochlorite 5% active chlorine - without staining or deterioration;
- Sodium chloride 170g/l diluted to 50% - without staining or deterioration.
4.5 Surface stability / resistance to scratching: Do not use abrasives on the surface.
4.6 Cleanability: Smooth, non-absorbant surfaces.
4.7 Protection against overflowing: CL 10.
4.8 Durability: Product is considered durable.
Specifications for Paper holder for PLUS support arm