Accessible Bathroom and Shower Room

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Accessible En-suite Bathroom and Shower RoomAn accessible guest room should have an en-suite Accessible shower room and accessible bathroom. The minimum dimensions of an accessible shower room with a water closet and wash basin are 2300mm x 2400mm.

General Requirements

  • The door of the shower room should either be outward opening or sliding in nature. The minimum door width should be 900mm.
  • Be capable of being locked from the inside by a device that is operable by one hand, activated by a force of not more than 22 Newtons and which does not require fine finger control, tight grasping, and pinching or twisting of the wrist.
  • The floor used should be slip resistant and should contrast in colour with the wall. Luminance should be minimally 150lux.
  • Emergency assistance alarm with a reset button operable from the water closet should be provided.

En Suite Shower

  • The shower floor should fall towards the drain.

Accessible En-suite Bathroom and Shower RoomShower Seat

A shower seat should be provided that:-

  • Is self-draining, non-slip and with rounded edge;
  • Should be on the wall nearest to the controls, such that the center line of the shower seat is at a distance of 500mm from the adjacent wall;
  • Have a minimum dimension of 400mm wide extending the full depth of the cubicle, minus the space required for the shower curtain; and
  • Have its top 480mm from the floor. May be hinged to be able to fold up after use.

Taps

  • Taps should be mixer type, located so that it is easily reached from a wheelchair but does not get in the way of access to the bath.

Towel Rail

  • It should be installed between heights of 900mm and 1100mm from floor level, reachable from the tap side of the bath tub.

Bath Grab Rail

  • The horizontal grab rail, running across the length of the bath, plus the transfer seat (if any) is to be installed at a height of 555mm to 580mm from the finished floor. Alternately this rail can be cranked at a maximum angle of 13 degrees to the horizontal, from the centre.
  • A vertical handrail, 500mm long to be installed at a distance of 600mm from the wall, at the tap side of the bath.
  • This rail is to be installed at a height of 680mm from the finished floor.
  • The grab rails should be 35mm to 45mm in diametre fixed with a clearance of 50mm to 60mm between the rail and the wall. The material of the grab rail should be such that it has a good grip even when wet and should contrast visually from the background.
  • The water closet and the wash basin to be fixed as per specifications given in the Accessible Public Rest Rooms section.

Accessible En-suite Bathroom and Shower RoomSummary

  1. ƒƒThe en-suite bathroom should have minimal internal dimensions of 2700mm x 2500mm.
  2. The width of the bath tub to be 700mm and the length between 1600mm to 1700mm and at a height of 480mm
  3. Taps should be mixer type with lever type faucets.
  4. Vertical grab rails, 500mm long to be installed at the tap side of the bath, at a distance of 600mm from the wall and at a height of 680mm from the finished floor.
  5. Horizontal grab bar, running across the length of the bath tub (and the transfer seat if any) is to be installed at 555mm to 580mm from the finished floor,
  6. Alternately the horizontal rail can also be cranked at a maximum angle of 13 degrees to the horizontal from the centre.
  7. Towel rail should be installed between 900mm and 1100mm from the floor level.

 

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Ref :   Universal Design India Principles – ITC Hotels