Hygiene Room Award Criteria
|Specialist equipment needed in a Hygiene Room
||Requirements to meet the Loo Of the Year Awards Hygiene Room standard
|A height adjustable, adult sized changing bench||The bench must be height-adjustable and 1.3m to 1.8m in length
The bench can be either free-standing or wall mounted
|A tracking hoist system, or mobile hoist system||A track hoist system (either wall or ceiling mounted) is preferable, providing access to the toilet, washbasin, changing bench and open space to transfer|
|Adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers||
The facility must be a minimum 12m2 floor space (shower toilet preferred)
|A centrally placed toilet with space either side for the carers||A peninsular toilet must be provided|
|Mobile privacy screening to allow for supervision while maintaining children’s dignity||A dignity screen/curtain should be provided|
|Wide tear off paper roll to cover the bench||Wide tear off paper roll must be provided|
|High volume bin for disposable pads||A large waste bin for disposable pads must be provided (50 litre minimum)|
|A non-slip floor||A non-slip floor must be provided|
|Washbasin||A hydraulic/manual or power-operated height-adjustable washbasin or fixed height with knee access.
Lever tap handles or non-touch taps.
|Shower/floor drain||Level entry shower. Self-contained shower area for independent or assisted use. Half height folding shower door. Floor mounted sluice. Fixed or drop down rails.|