The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 place a legal requirement on employers to provide appropriate facilities for their employees at the place of work.

Sanitary Waste Disposal:
In the case of water closets used by women, suitable means should be provided for the disposal of sanitary dressings.

Soap Dispensing:
Washing facilities must include soap or other means of cleaning.

Air Freshening and Fragrancing:
Suitable means should be taken to prevent odours from lingering in and from entering into other rooms.

Water Management Systems:
The law states that every pipe that supplies water to a flushing system or for flushing an urinal trough shall be fitted with either:

  • flow shut-off device controlled by a time switch of shut-off valve
  • other equally effective automatic device of method for regulating periods of water fill to the cistern or through

Warm Air Hand & Face Dryers: You are required by law to provide hand drying facilities in your washroom and the regulation states that washing facilities must include towels or other suitable means of drying.

The Environment

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 places a legal “Duty of Care” upon businesses and organisations to ensure that all waste in your premises is correctly managed right to the point of final disposal. Everyday millions of tampons, towels and panty liners are flushed down the toilet and over 60% of sewer blockages are attributed to the “disposable of Sanitary items”.

At Aqua Washroom Services we care about the environment and feel we can help in creating a cleaner place to live in not only for today but also for many years to come. All waste collected by us is either incinerated or recycled - unlike many others who only landfill their waste which takes many years to degrade.

All Information supplied by Aqua Washroom Services is designed to highlight areas relating to the supply of Hygiene Services within the workplace. We make every effort to ensure any changes made by the Government to both the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare Reg) 1992 & the Environmental Protection Act 1990 are updated, but for further guidance, clarification or more information we strongly advise you to visit the relevant Government websites (see below).

· Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations) 1992
· Environmental Protection Act 1990
· Environmental Protection Act 1991 Duty of Care
· Environmental Protection Act 1990 Duty of Care Section 34


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