CPD: 6 hours
We welcome attendance from all parts of the UK (and beyond). Please note however, design standards and regulations referenced will be primarily England orientated.
This full-day course 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.
ON COMPLETION OF THIS 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, including purpose and application of emergency door-release mechanisms
- 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
- have an understanding of how to assess space requirements for individual wheelchair users in relation to bedrooms, bathrooms and extensions
- have knowledge of the use of mock-ups for the testing of adaptation proposals
- be able to discuss a range of practical solutions for use when adapting small spaces
- have experience of problem solving bathroom adaptation issues within a group setting through discussion, case study and a bathroom design exercise
- All training materials provided
- Attendance Certificates provided (6 CPD hours)
- Our courses are interactive and typically include some or all of the following: presentations, case studies, desktop exercises, demonstrations using wheelchairs, discussions and Q&As with trainers.