The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) provides some common sense rules on maintaining proper bathroom facilities in the workplace.
And while most buildings comply with the National Building Regulations, which means that many of these requirements should already in place, it's your responsibility to ensure your company bathrooms comply with these legislations, warns The Health and Safety Advisor.
Here's what you need to know to keep your employees' health in check when it comes to your company's bathrooms.
Six regulations your company bathrooms must adhere to…
The OHSA requires that you provide sanitary facilities (toilets, urinals, wash hand basins, etc.) in accordance with the National Building Regulations.
But here's the thing most employers don't realise, says the Anita De Wet in The Health and Safety Advisor, irrespective of whether the sanitary facilities are on your premises or adjoining premises, you must provide employees with the following:
Worried your company bathrooms don't comply? Use this checklist
Every room that contains toilets, urinals, wash hand basins or showers must have:
Bottom line: Having clean company bathrooms is one of the most important thing you can perform in your company to protect the health and safety of your employees. Yet, it's also one also one of the most often overlooked tasks, says superpages.com.
After all, a clean bathroom won't only help with improving employee morale and productivity and protect your employees from illness; it'll also safeguard you against fines or other citations from the Health Department.
Turn to chapter W03 of your Health and Safety Advisor to get your sample workplace facilities checklist.