What are changing places?
Changing Places are fully accessible toilets designed for individuals who are unable to use a standard toilet independently. The campaign strives to make all types of venues become completely accessible to everyone.

Each changing space must meet specific criteria as detailed below

  • Room must be a minimum of 3 meters by 4 meters with a minimum height of 2.4 meters
  • Changing bench, adult sized (minimum 1800 mm long by 800 mm wide). This should be height adjustable, and can either be freestanding or wall-mounted.
  • Hoist providing access between changing bench, basin and toilet. Ideally, ceiling or wall mounted, but a mobile hoist is acceptable if a track-mounted lifter is not possible. Hoist should comply with BS EN ISO 10535.
  • Toilet must be a peninsular installation, with at least one metre of clear space on each side. It can be an automatic wash and dry toilet or a standard manual one, and in either case, the seat height should be 480 mm.
  • Washbasin, which can be a standard model, or height adjustable. If it can’t be adjusted in height, it should be fitted at between 720 and 740 mm from the floor.
  • Curtain or screen to provide privacy for the user and carer(s)
  • Non-slip flooring
  • Wide tear-off paper roll in a dispenser close to the changing bench
  • Large waste bin for disposing of pads, etc.

These features are to be included with those of a standard accessible toilet:

  • Grab rails where appropriate to provide necessary support
  • Emergency alarm to summon help if necessary.

Prism Medical Changing Places Toilets

As a trusted leading UK manufacturer of specialist care equipment we have installed a number of Changing Places toilets across the UK.

Why choose Prism Medical?

Full product range
UK manufacturer with over 22 years experience
Free expert design, specification and planning advice
Free no obligation quotations
Comprehensive installation service
Full project support from start to finish

Our Changing Places Products

Please find below the details on our product range suitable for Changing Placed toilets. Should you wish to discuss your requirements with one of our specialists please contact us here.
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