Running a ‘smart service’ starts with having good information about the current set of toilets within your area. Good information will help you overcome the prejudice of all parties involved.
There are three main areas which will need research:
It is essential that you cut through the noise and hyperbole surrounding the toilets to know how many people are actually using each one. This can easily be achieved by using our h2evidence specialist public toilet people counters.
The toilet will also be used at varying times of day and varying times of year. By compiling this information, it is possible to start building a profile of the actual service which is required.
Finally, you need to know the costs of the service. In some Councils, the costs will be accurately laid out and easy to decipher; in others, the costs will be hidden within myriad different divisions and cost centres. In order to make an objective assessment of the service, first-hand information is very useful.
Healthmatic supply and install counters for many Councils on a rental basis. We will turn around requests and have a fully web-based counting system installed and recording data in under 5 days from commission.
“We are a relatively small Council, but needed to work with a contractor who could deliver a wide range of services including building work, access control systems and comprehensive maintenance. Healthmatic have supported us in all these areas and we now have a mildly profitable Public Toilet aimed at our many visitors but which does not drain our resources.”Michael JohnsonClerkLakes Parish Council