Access for people with disabilities has been a major issue for a long time. The Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law in 1990, provides a wide array of protections that business owners must comply with.
Therefore, among other requirements, it’s important for business owners to provide handicap accessibility to portable toilets at any public event. While state and local regulations have an impact on whether handicap-accessible toilets are required, it’s always best to err on the side of providing more accessibility than what’s legally required.
That’s why Sharps Sanitation takes accessibility seriously for portable toilets in El Centro, CA. Here’s how we maintain compliance with ADA regulations and deliver a positive experience for all customers.
Ensuring accessibility for all events
State and federal laws require organizers to make public events accessible for all individuals with disabilities and for those who are mobility impaired. You want your event or business to be welcoming, so making sure your portable toilets are safe and accessible for all to use is important.
Handicap-accessible portable toilets are helpful to have, not just for those with disabilities, but also because they help with guest overflow and serve as family restrooms for parents with young kids. Federal law requires that there be at least one ADA-compliant toilet for every 20 portable toilets on site. A placard outside of the unit must show that it’s an ADA-compliant toilet. This placard will typically have a blue wheelchair sign with Braille.
Offering more space
Providing an adequate amount of space is key for any handicap-accessible facility. The standard portable toilet does not offer enough space for people with disabilities. That’s why our handicap-accessible portable toilets are considerably larger and offer enough space to accommodate anyone who needs to use them. Toilets that are considered handicap accessible must have all of the following:
- A wider door that allows those in wheelchairs to enter
- Adequate interior space to allow for a wheelchair to make a three-point turn
- A ramped entrance that accommodates wheelchairs
Meet all your customers’ needs
No matter why you need portable toilets, you want to deliver a great experience for all your customers. Having portable toilets available that fit all people’s needs is a great start. This shows you’re considering and attending to everyone’s needs. While ADA-compliant toilets are more expensive to rent due to their size and additional transport costs, they’re essential—and required by law—for many events.
Whenever you need portable toilets in El Centro, CA, trust Sharps Sanitation. We’ve been in business for more than five decades and specialize in portable toilet rentals for any occasion, along with septic tank pumping, RV tank pumping and portable toilet pumping. Sharps Sanitation is a family owned and operated company delivering on all your portable toilet and septic needs at affordable and competitive prices. Over the years, we’ve developed a reputation for providing top-notch customer service to all our valued customers—give us a call today to learn more about what we can do for you!
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