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Changing Places Toilet Award Criteria

Specialist equipment needed in a Changing Places toilet Requirements to meet the Changing Places standard
A height adjustable, adult sized changing bench The changing bench must be a minimum length of 1.8m
The bench must be height-adjustable
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 changing places facility must be 3m x 4m or the equivalent floor space of 12m2, with a minimum ceiling height of 2.4m. 

The Changing Places Consortium appreciates that meeting the 12 square metres (3m x 4m) size criteria of the British Standard may be difficult in, for example, a listed building that cannot be altered. Toilets may continue to be identified as Changing Places toilets where the minimum room dimensions are 7 square metres or above.

A centrally placed toilet with space either side for the carers  A peninsular toilet must be provided
A screen or curtain to allow the disabled person & carer some privacy  A dignity screen/curtain should be provided
Wide tear off paper roll to cover the bench Wide tear off paper roll must be provided
A large waste 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/maunual or power-operated height-adjustable washbasin should be considered for provision
Shower/floor drain A shower/floor drain should be installed in specific relevant types of managed buildings such as leisure centres, travel hubs or for specific projects. A shower is not required for all Changing Places toilets.
Emergency alarm call To meet Equality Act 2010 (DDA)
Grab rails each side of WC, Wash basin & door To meet Equality Act 2010 (DDA)
Colostomy Shelf  Should be 950cm high accessible from the toilet (BS8300)
Mirror  A high and low level mirror; but not in front of toilet or bench for dignity purposes.
Key Availability Notice/responsible person  Key availability notice and or responsible person should be clearly displayed.