Last edited 31 Aug 2015

Sanitary accommodation

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Approved document F, Ventilation, suggests that ‘sanitary accommodation’ is:

‘…a space containing one or more water closets (wc) or urinals. Sanitary accommodation containing one or more cubicles counts as a single space if there is free circulation of air throughout the space.’

Similarly, Approved document G, Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency, suggests that sanitary accommodation means:

‘…a room containing a WC or urinal, whether or not it also contains other sanitary appliances. Sanitary accommodation containing one or more cubicles counts as a single space if there is free circulation of air throughout the space.

It suggests that the term ‘sanitary appliance’ means a WC, urinal, bath, shower, washbasin, sink, bidet and drinking fountain. It also includes appliances that are not connected to a water supply (such as a composting toilet) or a drain (for example waterless urinal).

The term ‘sanitary convenience’ means water closets and urinals.

See also: Bathroom definition.

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