About Changing Places
The Changing Places toilet initiative is about having better facilities for people who are unable to use a standard toilet and making venues much more accessible – for all.
As experts and manufacturers of specialist changing, hoisting and moving and handling equipment, Astor-Bannerman support the Changing Places toilet campaign by offering expert advice, additional services and solutions to venues.
Changing Places useful guides and downloads
Below are some Changing Places toilet resources we’ve put together to help you understand more about these important facilities. Whether you are from a venue investigating the concept and cost, an architect looking for the full spec, or an individual wanting to start your own local campaign, here you can find useful documents to answer your questions.
Click the links below to read about best practice design, learn about all the requirements, register your new facility and get the most out of your new accessible toilet.
What are the Changing Places requirements?
Changing Places toilets are larger than standard disabled/accessible toilets and include additional equipment and items which allow people with various and complex disabilities to the use the toilet safely and comfortably. It is important that these features are all present in order to make sure the toilet is suitable for those who need it most.
REQUIRED CHANGING PLACES EQUIPMENT:
- Ceiling track hoist for full room coverage
- Adult size height adjustable changing table
- Peninsular WC
- Wash basin – Preferably height adjustable
- Privacy Screen
- Emergency alarm system
- Grab rails and drop-down support rails
- Hand drying equipment
- Large waste bin and sanitary/medical waste disposal bin
- Full length mirror
- Large paper/couch roll and dispenser
THE CHANGING PLACES TOILET ENVIRONMENT:
- 12 sqm (3x4m) in size
- Comfortable and welcoming
- Outward opening door
- Non-slip floor with even lighting and appropriate heating
- Visually contrasting equipment
- Clear equipment instructions and signage
CHANGING PLACES TOILET ROOM DESIGN
The British Standard BS 8300:2009+A1:2010 Code of Practice states that Changing Places toilets should be provided in addition to standard accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. They should be in all new publicly accessible buildings such as transport hubs, shopping centres, concert halls, hospitals, church halls, educational facilities, residential establishments, civic centres, arenas and stadia.
Getting the design and layout of your Changing Places toilet facility is important in order to maximise the space and ensure it’s as user friendly as possible.
The team at Astor-Bannerman are extremely knowledgeable on the provision of Changing Places toilets and accessible design, on hand to guide you through every step of the way, from the planning stage, right through to installation and maintenance.
Typical Changing Places toilet design for a 3x4m (12sqm) room.
How can we help?
Below are just a few of the Changing Places services we offer:
Changing Places Testimonials
Changing Places Toilets by Astor-Bannerman
Through our continued dedication to the Changing Places toilet campaign, we’ve been lucky enough to build some fantastic business relationships with numerous large and high profile organisations which has resulted in new facilities being installed at:
- Asda & Tesco
- Welcome Break
- National Trust
- Premier League Football Stadia
- Network Rail
- Shopping Centres
Contact us today to see how we can help to incorporate Changing Places toilets at your venue to increase revenue and improve access for all.
CHANGING PLACES CASE STUDIES
Multi-Million Pound Regeneration Sees New Changing Places In Rochdale Benefitting from unprecedented levels of investment in recent years, Rochdale town centre is currently undergoing a £250 million improvement programme. Astor-Bannerman are pleased to be committed to...read more
Lancashire Changing Places Project Management, Building Work & Installation Pendle Support & Care Services in Lancashire provide support to children and adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health issues. An existing bathroom was...read more
The Great Outdoors Made Accessible with New Changing Places Toilet in Leicestershire Introducing an accessible Changing Places toilet means Bradgate Country Park in Leicestershire now offer full changing, hoisting and toileting facilities for disabled visitors and...read more