Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours. Live training. Attendance Cert provided (3 CPD hours)
Live online events
We welcome attendance from all parts of the UK (and beyond). Please note however, design standards and regulations referenced in Viva Access courses are primarily England orientated.
The module covers key issues relating to the adaptation and design of accessible bathrooms and aims to provide delegates with essential knowledge and skills needed to work confidently and effectively in this area. It is a stand-alone course and can be attended on its own or in tandem with Part 2
If you wish to attend both Parts 1 & 2, we strongly recommend attending Part 1 first.
On completion of the course you should:
- be able to discuss a range of client considerations relating to bathrooms and understand how these can influence the adaptation or design of a scheme
- Be able to problem-solve key access, egress and circulation issues relating to bathrooms
- Be familiar with optimum layouts and space standards for bathrooms e.g. dry zones & wet zones; transfer spaces around wc pans, baths and showers; space required for carers; turning-circle dimensions; peninsular vs corner layouts for WCs;
- Have awareness of recommended heights and positioning for bathroom fixtures, fittings and appliances - including the use of lighting in relation to wayfinding & navigation
- Be able to discuss emergency door-release mechanisms, for use with vulnerable users
- Have experience of problem solving bathroom adaptation issues within a group setting, through discussion and case studies
- Electronic handouts (PDFs) provided
- Digital Attendance Certificates issued (3 CPD hours)
- Our online courses are interactive and typically include some or all of the following: presentations, case studies, desktop exercises, demonstration videos, discussions, breakout rooms and Q&As with trainers