Doc M packs and disability aids

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Which are the best hand dryers for disabled washrooms?

When selecting hand dryers for disabled washrooms there are a number of considerations: Installation height Spray pattern of the dryer Wet floors Size of the unit Noise output Installation height of hand dryers in disabled washrooms Firstly, the height the hand dryer is installed. Disabled doesn’t necessarily mean wheelchair user, therefore there are a whole range of potential positions the users may be accessing the hand dryer from. The hand dryer will have a different recommended installation height depending on whether it is a ‘blade’ hands in hand dryer like the Dyson... Read More


3 Reasons to Install Bath Grips

We should feel natural about adjusting our lives to ourselves and vice versa. There must be no embarrassment in this adaptation. Nobody questions that households have to be prepared for children or disabled people. However, it is still hard for us sometimes to acknowledge that we should also take care of ourselves and other adults although one feels healthy. Plus, getting older is a fact for everyone and, unfortunately, getting sick will be too for the majority. The lack of bath grips or a walking cane does not make us younger or stronger; in some cases, it... Read More


7 Tips to Make a Toilet More Dementia-Friendly

 19/05/2017 850,000 people in the UK have dementia today, in particular 1 in 6 of those over the age of 80 have this condition. 70% of residents in British care homes suffer from this disease or serious memory issues. Some of the main symptoms are confusion and understanding difficulties, so it can be really hard for users with dementia to locate the washrooms in huge buildings, effectively enter the restroom, use the appliances with ease or identify the exit. In order to adapt sanitary facilities to visitors with dementia, we have... Read More


5 Grab Rails for Accessible Toilets Away from Corners

Designers and users have at their disposal several layouts of aid points when regular straight bathroom grab rails are not an option. Such a different type of handrail are made to be installed far from corners, for instance in peninsular toilets. They can be immovable or folding and will be fixed to the wall, floor or both. 1) Wall-mounted drop-down grab rail Drop-down rails installed into the wall are nowadays the most common choice in commercial and public accessible washrooms. The double rail offers two support points when sitting on the toilet. Due... Read More


What Type of Taps Are Document M Compliant?

Approved Document M gathers English regulations related to the design of premises for all kind of users, including those with reduced mobility or other impairments such as learning disabilities. Want to know more about sensor taps? Why should you choose a sensor tap? Which taps are the best in the market? We answer all these questions and more in our ‘Which Sensor Basin Tap Should You Choose?‘ guide. Installation distances of Doc M taps The text explains that, in wheelchair-accessible toilets, the placement of the washroom fittings should allow a person seated on the WC to... Read More


5 Things We Usually Ignore about Accessible Toilets

Table of contents Make accessible toilets easy to locate Accessible toilets should be unisex to cater for Carers. Disabled toilets use a standard key that can be applied for. Accessible toilets need to free from hazards Standard accessible toilets are not suitable for all disabilities Non-disabled people that lack close contact with disabled citizens might not know some basic concepts about wheelchair accessible toilets, which can be particularly useful if one is considering installing a toilet that is suitable for as many types of users as possible. 1. Make accessible toilets... Read More