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Does anyone know if it's law that a disabled toilet should be on the ground floor?

colet CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 100 Pioneering
Just wondering if it is law to have the disabled toilet on the ground floor 

cant find anything on disabled toilet on 


  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
    I would think it’s a given but I actually have no idea, sorry.
    hopefully some will come along who can help.

    I don’t know if stair lifts make any difference…mm
  • Duninn
    Duninn Community member Posts: 184 Pioneering
    edited August 2021
    Been to work and restaurants where they have been below as well as above ground floor - lift access on each.  Not sure - contact your Council Planners’ for a clear opinion
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
    Just a thought but you might enquire about this with your local council. ?

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
    Good idea @leeCal

    all the info seems to only be about commercial premises…
  • rubin16
    rubin16 Community member Posts: 278 Pioneering
    from my understanding a disabled toilet doesn't have to be on the ground floor, it just has to be assessable. So if its not on the ground floor there needs to be a lift or some way a wheel chair user can use the toilet. I've used plenty of disabled toilets and some are on the ground floor and some are on the 1st floor but had a lift.


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