What do I need in a commercial bathroom?

Commercial bathrooms have to adhere to legal requirements quite differently to a domestic bathroom.

In this blog post, we will run through what you need in a commercial bathroom to make sure it is up to scratch.

UK legal requirements for public restrooms

There are several UK laws that apply to public restrooms, including the following:

  • The Equality Act 2010 – This law requires that all public restrooms be accessible to people with disabilities.
  • The Building Regulations 2010 – These regulations set out the minimum standards for the construction and alteration of buildings. They cover aspects such as ventilation, lighting, and water supply and drainage.
  • The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 – These regulations cover the installation and maintenance of water fittings and appliances. They are designed to protect public health and prevent contamination of the water supply.

What do I need in my commercial bathroom?

  • Toilet Paper & Dispensers – This is an essential item in any restroom, for obvious reasons.
  • Hand Towels & Dispensers – Paper towels are essential for hand-washing. Choose a paper towel that is strong and absorbent so that it can handle heavy use.
  • Soap & Dispensers – Soap is essential for hand-washing. Choose a soap that is mild and gentle on the skin so that it does not cause irritation.
  • Hand Dryer – A hand dryer is a quick and convenient way to dry your hands after washing them. Choose a hand dryer that is powerful enough to dry hands quickly and efficiently.
  • Rubbish Bin – A rubbish bin is essential for disposing of paper towels and other waste materials. Choose a rubbish bin that is big enough to hold all the waste generated by your restroom users, but not so big that it takes up too much space.
  • Changing Table – A baby changing table should be placed in any commercial environment where babies and their parents might visit. If you don’t provide these in commercial bathrooms you will risk parents changing their babies in public areas which might be off-putting to other customers dependent on the environment.

You Can Manage Your Commercial Bathroom Supplies with Envirotec Hygiene Services

Envirotec Hygiene Services offers a complete range of commercial bathroom supplies, from toilet paper and paper towel dispensers to soap dispensers and hand dryers.

We can help you choose the right products for your business and deliver them directly to your door. We also offer a handy subscription service so that you never have to worry about running out of supplies again.

Contact us today to find out more about our commercial bathroom supplies and services.