Public Toilets

Urinals
At least one accessible urinal shall be provided wherever urinals are located.
Urinals that reach the floor and therefore are designed for all male heights are
preferred. The bottom lip should be at a maximum height of 300 mm.

Grab bars shall be provided on both sides of the urinal mounted vertically with the
centreline at 1000 mm high and 380 – 450 mm from the centreline of the urinal.
Where privacy screens are provided there should be a clearance of 920 mm.

Floor surfaces
Public toilet shall have non-slippery floor surfaces.

Pendulum Test Value (PTV) must be greater than 45. Pendulum technique must consider both shoed and barefoot users.

Sinks
Sinks shall meet the following requirements:

1. Sinks shall not be the pedestal type and shall have clear knee space below.
Dimensions of this clearance space are minimum 700 mm high and 250 mm deep, from the faucet to the edge. The usable surface height shall be between 800 mm and 850 mm.
2. When sinks are in a row at least one shall be possible to use with all the
accessories.
3. Faucets shall be operated by pressure with a lever handle or with a sensor. Turning or pressure systems that require great effort to be operated are not allowed.
4. The distance from the sink edge to the faucet shall be less than 600 mm and its
height from the floor shall be between 900 mm and 1200 mm. The lower edge of the
mirror shall be mounted at a 900 mm height or less.
5. The pipes under the sink should be recessed.

Controls and accessories
All controls and accessories shall meet the following requirements:

1. Flushing systems are operated by pressure or with a flush handle. Controls shall have a large surface and are operable with only one hand or elbow.
2. Controls and accessories such as soap dispensers or dryers among others, shall be mounted at a height between 700 mm and 1200 mm.

Accessible toilet stalls
Accessible toilet stalls can be located both inside the toilet blocks provided for each
gender or outside the blocks. Family toilets should be located outside of the block of
toilets.

Accessible toilets shall fulfil the following requirements:

 

1. There is a lateral interaction area on both sides of the toilet and beside the shower if
one is provided. The requirement of lateral transfer space on both sides of the toilet
in accessible restrooms can be substituted by only one if in the same block there are
symmetrical units.
2. Shall provide grab bars as describe in accessible grabrails section
3. A changing table shall be provided in all accessible toilet rooms.

Toilet Doors
Doors must meet the following requirements:

1. Fulfil the door criteria set out in doors section.
2. Open outwards or be sliding.
3. A horizontal handle bar with a length of 300 mm shall be placed at a height between 900 mm and 1000 mm at 300 mm from the hinge side on the inside of the door and by the latch side on the outside of the door.

4. It shall be possible to use the door latch with an elbow.
5. It shall include a coat hanger installed between 1100 mm and 1200 mm.

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Public toilets for male and female provided

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Public toilet within 150m distance

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Furniture have a reflectance contrast of at least 30 points LRV

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Toilet appliances height between 900 – 1200mm

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Toilet appliances automatically activated or operable with the elbow

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Door clear width 900mm and comply door requirements

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Door latches operable with the elbow installed between 900 – 1200mm

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Coat hanger on the door from inside the all cabin doors in the public toilets between 1100 – 1400mm elbow

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If 2 or more urinals, 1 with usable height at 300mm and with grab bars

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Flushing systems are operated by pressing or with a flush handle with large surface and operable with one hand or elbow

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Distance between the grab bars is 500mm

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Grab bars mounted between 700mm from bottom up to 1200mm height

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In each toilet block a baby changing board is provided

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With wash basins in a row, 1 is accessible

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Non slippery floor surface with Pendulum Test Value (PTV) ≥45

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Accessible wash basin clearance from ground surface space ≥700mm high and ≥250mm deep

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Usable wash basin surface top height between 800 – 850mm

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Distance to the faucet (water tap) shall be less than 600mm and vertical between 900mm and 1200mm.

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Lower edge of mirror ≤900mm height

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Controls and accessories height (soap dispenser, dryer) mounted at height 700 – 1200mm

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Advisory signs indicating safety procedures and other regulatory information

Glossary of Terms

Tactile pavements are textured surfaces with contrasted colour that are perceptible and identifiable by feel or cane or residual functional vision that warns or informs people with visual disabilities.

Truncated domes in a grid pattern to provide a tactile surface under feet of blind users. They are used as a used as a warning of upcoming level changes or obstacles on the course of travel.

Flat topped elongated bars in the paving surface under feet of blind people. They are used as a directional sign to assist the independent mobility of people with visual disabilities.

Pendulum test value (PTV) is a measurement of the slip resistance of a floor surface, either an external or internal floor of a building. The least slip resistance a surface material is, the more likely people may skid or trip, especially in wet conditions. In average circumstances, slip-resistance is as follows:

0-18 = very low slip-resistance.

18-25 = moderate slip-resistance.

25-36 = good slip resistance.

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a numeric scale that is used to identify how much light a colour reflects or absorbs. It is used in universal design to identify the contrast between two colours. This can help to determine if there is sufficient contrast to visually identify a feature such as a fonts on a sign, elevator call button, a handrail and other items which need to be seen by visually impaired people.

The interaction space is the space required by a person to interact with another person, furniture, appliance, machine or another element.

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Accessible Toilets
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