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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)
Height floor to top of WC:
Nursery and Infant  = 300-350mm
Older primary & secondary  = 396mm

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.