Accessible toilet as a dry separation solution
Public toilets are an important part of municipal infrastructure to promote health, tourism, environmental protection and social justice. We offer you a special alternative: an accessible toilet that is waterless and sustainable.
Planning and implementation of a accessible toilet
Setting up a dry separation toilet is basically quite simple, but there are still a few things to consider. These are slightly different from those for conventional toilets. For a barrier-free solution, DIN 18040-1 or DIN 18040-2 must also be complied with, depending on the requirements. We are therefore happy to support you with the decision, concrete planning and implementation of your toilet system.
We have many years of experience in this field and can assist you in selecting the right dry separation toilet as well as with professional installation and maintenance. With us, you have a reliable partner at your side who can help you implement resource-saving, low-barrier and sustainable sanitary solutions. Please contact us for further information.
Our accessible toilets are designed so that people with wheelchairs and walking frames can move around and use them appropriately. We comply with the movement areas in accordance with DIN 18040-1.
Our accessible solution includes a toilet bowl that can be approached from both sides. We provide and integrate back support as well as support handles that can be folded up to the side.
DIN 18040-1 and DIN 18040-2 in general
DIN 18040-1 is a German standard that deals with barrier-free construction and the design of buildings for people with disabilities. It specifies requirements and recommendations for the planning and design of publicly accessible buildings and homes to ensure that they are accessible to people with mobility or sensory impairments. The standard covers aspects such as the design of entrances, corridors, stairs, elevators, sanitary facilities and parking spaces in order to create an environment that is as barrier-free as possible and to promote the independence and participation of all people.
DIN 18040-2 deals with barrier-free construction and the design of buildings in non-public areas. For this reason, some of the requirements in the two standards differ.
We are guided by DIN 18040-1 and try to combine its points with a self-sufficient dry separation toilet.
Relevant details of DIN 18040-1 for toilet facilities
The standard contains many different aspects for different premises and impairments. We are concentrating here on the details in the facility itself that are relevant to us. Our finished toilet facility with house does not fulfill all aspects of DIN 18040-1 and is therefore only barrier-free to a limited extent in accordance with the standard. We already fulfill various aspects of freedom of movement and continue to develop our products to meet the requirements of the standard and your wishes. If you require anything else in particular, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Infrastructure for accessible facilities
Access and entrance areas and doors (in accordance with 4.3.1 to 4.3.3)
The exterior design of the toilet facility as well as the corresponding traffic areas and walkways are important and must be designed by appropriate specialist companies. We have no expertise in this area. Appropriate ramps or a stepless entrance must be provided by the specialist company in order to ensure accessibility.
The houses we offer have doors that are clearly recognizable in terms of colour and have a visual contrast in their design to the wall. This makes it easy to find the entrance. The doors in our low-barrier solution have the correspondingly larger passage dimensions. Euro locks can be ordered additionally by the customer.
Floor coverings (according to 4.3.4)
We have various floor coverings to choose from. Our finished flooring is non-slip (R10), has a silver-grey color (RAL 7001) and color chips. If a different floor covering is selected, we will be happy to assist, but the customer must then ensure the anti-slip effect themselves.
Information (according to 4.4)
Information signs about our toilets and how they work can be affixed at various points within the toilet facility. Braille can theoretically be ordered to fulfill the 2-senses principle.
Further equipment elements (according to 4.5.4)
Additional equipment elements can also be ordered from us. The required clearances are specified in the standard and must not restrict the movement areas.
Rooms according to DIN 14080-1
Movement areas in sanitary rooms (in accordance with 5.3.2)
Our barrier-free floor slab is designed in such a way that the movement areas of 150 x 150 cm are maintained. In the standard solution, our commode chair can be accessed from both sides. This means that there is a maneuvering space with a depth of at least 70 cm (from the front edge of the bowl to the rear wall) and a width of at least 90 cm.
Toilets themselves (according to 5.3.3)
The commode chair must have a height including the seat of 46cm to 48cm. The basic design of our self-designed chair is not designed for this, as otherwise other people (such as children) would have a problem using it. However, we have already implemented different concepts with some customers to fulfill this aspect.
A backrest must be fitted behind the front edge of the chair. Furthermore, fold-up support handles must be fitted on both sides. We can supply this equipment on request. The corresponding distances are specified in DIN 18040-1 for barrier-free design.
Our support rails already include toilet roll holders so that there are no complications in reaching them while seated.
A facility for hygienic waste disposal can also be ordered, as can other toilet equipment. However, hygiene articles (except diapers) can also be disposed of in the toilet safely and without any problems.
Flushing is not necessary with our toilet solution, this saves water in any case and unintentional triggering is also not possible.
Emergency call systems (according to 5.3.7)
Emergency call systems are only possible to a limited extent with self-contained toilet systems. An appropriate system can only be considered if it is connected to the power supply.