Public In-Conveniences

Public In-Conveniences is a brief and easy-to-use guide for organisations which have a special interest in the provision of “away from home” toilets.

Clearly explaining the requirements of different sections of the population, dealing with policy issues, advising on the design of cubicles, nappy changing facilities and many other issues, this  carefully researched, free guide suggests ways to improve standards and encourage good practice.

The information provided is current and includes direct links for those providers who require more detailed, specific information. The guide incorporates two sections ‘Further Reading’ and ‘Sources of Further Information’ which include current legislation and British Standards.

Author's Comments

Renowned toilet expert Susan Cunningham gives you the latest information in her “Author’s Comments” section:

Author's Comments

The Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 and the public toilet map for Wales

This very important Act came into force on 31 May 2018.

Part 8 of the Act places a duty on each local authority in Wales to prepare and publish a local toilets strategy for its area. For your information, here is a direct link to the Act:

and to the Statutory Guidance, June 2018.

Utilising the detailed information provided by local authorities in Wales, work is in progress on an official website, including maps which anyone will be able to use to find the locations of these very important facilities.

On World Toilet Day 2019 the International Transport Workers’ Federation launched the Transport Workers’ Sanitation Charter. All those who have concerns about the provision of sanitary facilities for transport workers are invited to go to Author’s Comments and follow the link given in that section.

For the latest information about public toilets, provided by Susan Cunningham,  go to Author’s Comments.

Comments from Readers:

We have been contacted by Crohn’s & Colitis UK regarding their successful campaign “Not Every Disability is Visible”. To read the information they provided, and learn more about the importance of signage for all people coping with “invisible” disabilities who use public toilets, please click on Comments from Readers


Public In Conveniences is provided Free of Charge

Readers Comments

Comments From Readers:

“Public In-Conveniences is an extremely informative and helpful reference guide for all those who need or supply ‘away from home toilets’, especially public toilets. It is expertly written and covers many aspects of provision”.

Mike Bone, Managing Director, Loo of the Year Awards Ltd. – February 2016Readers Comments

The purpose of this guide is to suggest ways of improving standards of ‘away from home’ toilets and to promulgate good practice.  It is aimed at a wide range of organisations with a special interest in toilet provision.  These may include:

  • Local Authorities
  • Planners
  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Charities
  • Environmentalists
  • Educationalists
  • Tourist Associations
  • Retailers

The guide is a simple, factual introduction to providing ‘away from home’ toilets. For those providers who require more detailed, specific information it incorporates two sections ‘Further Reading’ and ‘Sources of Further Information’ which include details of current [at the time of going press]  legislation and British Standards.


Public In Conveniences is provided Free of Charge