If you own commercial premises or operate a business then you should definitely consider installing a mobility friendly bathroom. In fact, the law states that you should make changes where possible to any existing bathroom to make it as accessible as possible.

The Equality Act 2010 and the Disability Discrimination Act 2004 state that you should have facilities in your commercial property, such as bathrooms, which are accessible to those with a disability.

Make your bathroom more accessible

Simple changes can be made in your existing commercial property bathrooms to make them more accessible such as installing grab rails and non-slip flooring to reduce the risk of slips or falls in the bathroom. You may also want to install additional lights to make the area brighter and use colour contrast to highlight different areas of the bathroom.

If you have the space then installing a dedicated mobility friendly bathroom can really make your commercial property accessible to people with a disability. This bathroom should have low level access for people who use a wheelchair as well as features previously mentioned. Mobility friendly bathrooms should have outward opening doors to create more room inside the bathroom as well as clear signage to indicate a mobility friendly bathroom.

As a commercial property owner you are obliged to make allowances for those with a disability. However, installing a dedicated mobility friendly bathroomcan make a world of difference to someone who needs the extra aids in order to access a bathroom easily and safely – why not ask us how easy we can make bathroom use for your staff and visitors?