GO TO THE LOO TO INCREASE VISITOR NUMBERS
Venues can increase their share of a £multi-million market by making the toilets more accessible.
So claims new research, reinforcing a theory presented by the market leader in toilet assistive technology at home and away, Clos-o-Mat. The research, undertaken by Disabled Access Day with Euans Guide, highlighted that having an accessible toilet was the second highest influencing factor for respondents, with 80% of those surveyed listing it as important.
“We go to the toilet on average eight times a day, so the chances are if you’re visiting somewhere away from home- whether a simple trip to the shops or a day out- you will need to make use of washroom facilities,” explains Robin Tuffley, Clos-o-Mat Marketing Manager. “Research also shows that for the 1/4million+ people who need the help of a carer, or many of the 6million people with bowel issues- conventional accessible toilets are not appropriate. They need extra space, and/or equipment. They represent a significant number of the 11million people registered disabled in the UK, who spend over £200billion a year!
“So there is strong justification for making the capital investment in appropriate toilet facilities: sometimes just adding a hoist, adult changing bench or wash & dry toilet makes the difference, but in an ideal world, a fully-equipped Changing Places assisted accessible toilet would be desirable, as per current Building Regulations.”
Clos-o-Mat is Britain’s market leader in the supply, installation, and support of away from home assisted accessible toileting, including Changing Places facilities, and has a proven track record in the sector. It is unique in its ability to deliver- in-house- design advice, supply, installation, commissioning, project management and maintenance across the ambit of accessible toileting equipment, including the Clos-o-Mat wash and dry (automatic) toilet. To help travel hubs ‘get it right’ it has a raft of downloadable information on its website, www.clos-o-mat.com, including sector-specific white papers, CAD blocks, room renders and videos.