British standards are helping businesses thrive. Some of them define access for disabled people outside and inside public buildings.
What is a British Standard?
Standards define best practice in many different areas. They’re put together by groups of experts and come in a number of different kinds, from a set of definitions to a series of strict rules.
… Standards are not the same thing as government regulations, but they’re often used in legislation to provide the technical detail.
Standard BS 8300 defines access requirements from ‘set down points’ in car parks to the distance to the toilet or width of lifts. There is a section about toilet access, dimensions, fixtures, fittings etc which is best practice.
A new draft for BS 8300 is available to read and comment on. There are two parts – the toilet section is on 8300-2.
Link to draft BS 8300-1 and BS 8300-2 (enter 8300 in the search).