1936 Public Health ActAllows Local Authorities to charge for Toilets. (The urinals exclusion was changed recently - see 2008 Sex Discrimination Act).
1963 Public Lavatories (Turnstiles) ActOutlaws the use of turnstiles to enter Public Toilets.
1990 Environmental Protection ActA system of integrated pollution control for the disposal of wastes to land, water and air.
1995 Disabled Discrimination Act (DDA)1995 Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) aims to end the discrimination that many disabled people face. Amongst other things, it outlines the requirements for all bodies to offer equal access to toilets, in terms of locations and accessibility.
2003 Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Section 71)Makes sexual activity in a public toilet a criminal offence.
2006 British Standard (BS) 6465 Part 1The “Code of practice for the design of sanitary facilities and scales of provision of sanitary and associated appliances” - sets out recommendations for the level of provision by gender.
Building ‘M’ RegulationsOutline the dimensions and layout requirements for a toilet to be compliant with the DDA Act. The regulations are slightly flexible and are subject to some local interpretation.
2008 Government publish “Improving Public Access to Better Quality Toilets - A Strategic Guide” 56 pages of Know-how.
2008 Government Paper on the Provision of Public ToiletsOutlines to Councils the good practice approach to Public Toilets.
2008 Sex Discrimination (amendment to regulation)Allows Councils to charge for the use of Urinals.
2010 Equality and Diversity ActTo legally protect people from discrimination in the workplace and wider society.
Changing Places CampaignThis campaign asks public places to install Changing Places toilets - fully accessible toilets that include a hoist and adult-sized changing bench.
Bog Standard CampaignPromoting better toilets for school pupils.
British Toilet AssociationPromoting improved facilities across the public toilet/washroom spectrum.