BS 6465-4:2010 pdf download – Sanitary installations Part 4: Code of practice for the provision of public toilets
3 Terms and defnitions For the purposes of this part of BS 6465 the following terms and defnitions apply.
3.1 24-hour toilet toilet facilities that are available at any time of day
3.2 accessible toilet toilet designed for wheelchair users, or for ambulant disabled users NOTE Ambulant disabled users include people who are blind or partially sighted and people with invisible disabilities such as arthritis, colostomies and incontinence.
3.3 activity space area needed, in addition to the appliance space (see 3.4), for the user to carry out the activity normally associated with the appliance and to enable the provider to undertake cleaning and maintenance
3.4 appliance space area required for a sanitary appliance and, where applicable, any associated pipework and fttings
3.5 Authority provider responsible for the public toilet strategy and provision of public toilets in an area NOTE This will normally be the Local Authority, but may be another provider.
3.6 automatic public convenience APC stand alone public toilet with WC and washbasin that cleans automatically after use NOTE These are sometimes known as “automatic public toilets” (APTs).
3.7 Changing Places toilet toilet designed for use by people with severe disabilities who require the help of up to two assistants NOTE The space is ftted with a changing bench and fxed tracked hoist system so that assistants can ft the user’s slings to the hoist and move the person to the various items in the facility.
3.8 circulation space area free of obstructions required for the user to gain access to an appliance without interference to users of other appliances 3.9 community toilet toilet facilities in business premises made available to non-customers through an agreement between a Local Authority and the business owners 3.10 customer toilet toilet on private property provided solely for the use of customers visiting the property
3.11 family toilet toilet containing a WC, washbasin and baby changing facilities, that can be used by parents with young children and babies
3.12 portable toilet movable structure containing sanitary appliances, either temporarily connected to drainage and/or water supply systems, or with self-contained supply and waste collection systems 3.13 public toilet toilet for use by the public in a public area which can be on or off-street, and which is usually provided and maintained by a Local Authority or other corporate body
3.14 publicly available toilet off-street toilet on private property to which the general public (other than customers) may have access ( e.g. in a shopping mall)
3.15 sanitary appliance fxed appliance, normally connected to a water supply and to a drain, used for the provision of water, or for cleaning, or for wastewater disposal NOTE Sanitary appliances include WCs, urinals and washbasins. They also include appliances that are not connected to a water supply or a drain, for example waterless urinals.
3.16 self-contained toilet ventilated toilet compartment which contains one WC and washbasin
3.17 squat toilet WC pan set into the foor which can be used as a urinal or which the user squats down to use
3.18 street urinal structure containing urinals provided in a public place
3.19 sunpipe pipe lined with light refecting material which is used to transmit daylight from the outside of a building to the inside
3.20 toilet room in which a WC or WCs are installed and which is used solely for excretory purposes and associated washing
3.21 unisex toilet toilet that can be used by either sex
3.22 urinal sanitary appliance used by men for the reception and disposal of urine
3.23 washbasin
basin for washing hands
3.24 waterless urinal
urinal that is not connected to a water supply
3.25 WC (water closet)
pan receptacle for faecal matter, urine and toilet paper plus any associated fushing device, plumbing and fttings