British Toilet Association
Our mission is to represent the interest and aspirations of 'away from home' toilet providers, suppliers and users of all types and to act as the catalyst for change inthe pursuit of standards of excellence in all areas of public toilet provision and management.
New Website Opens Up Britain's Tourism Business
Every tourism business in the UK can now reach out directly to the lucrative accessible tourism market with the help of the new OpenBritain.net website, launched this month at the House of Lords as part of British Tourism Week.
2012 BTA Innovation Awards Winners
Danfo UK, Radal Technology and Stream Hygiene are winners of the 2012 British Toilet Association Innovation Awards.
2013 British Toilet Association Innovation Awards
The 2013 Innovation Awards will recognise innovation in three key areas of ‘away from home’ toilet provision:
- new products
- new services
- efficiency improvements
The BTA wants to hear about innovation that really improves the use or provision of publicly accessible toilets.
Publicly Available Toilets - Problem Reduction Guide launched
The BTA has launched 'Publicly Available Toiles - Problem Reduction Guide'. This document is intended to provide practical guidance and advice for the Police Service, Architects, Local Authorities and anyone involved with the design, construction, operation or management of Publicly Available Toilets.
Bound hard copies of this Guide are available to order from this site Price £11.75 including post& packing.
Alternatively you can download a pdf version here ...
New benefit to BTA members and site visitors
There is a new tab above headed Buyers Guide. This enables site visitors to
select a members name and view the products or services available with a
link to the member's website and a list of products and services with a link
to a list of suppliers of the selected product or service, also with links
to the suppliers company, product or service website.
BTA Commercial Company Members benefit from exposure of their product or service offering to site visitors. Non Commercial Company Members that require products or services will also benefit from being able to contact other BTA member companies directly.
If you are not a member and you would like to add your products or services to the Buyer's Guide, please visit our Membership page to find out How to Join the BTA.
Public Toilet Petition
Public toilets are not always available where or when you need them, there is often a queue at the ladies, and facilities for disabled people, children and for changing babies are not always adequate.
However, public toilet provision is at the discretion of local authorities, and there is currently no legal requirement for Councils to provide any toilets at all.
Special 25th Anniversary the 2012 Loo of the Year Awards Presentation Event
FRIDAY 7TH DECEMBER AT THE ELEGANT ST JOHNS HOTEL SOLIHULL.
This is the must attend Event for all those involved in ‘away from home’ toilets – toilet providers, washroom equipment, product and service suppliers, directors, management and importantly toilet attendants and cleaning staff.
This is an ideal opportunity for you/your organisation to help us celebrate the very best in “away from home” toilets, and the impact that Loo of the Year Awards has had throughout the past 25 years.
160 years and closing!
On 2nd February 1852 the first public toilets were opened in Fleet Street central London. These ‘Public Waiting Rooms’ were advertised in The Times and on handbills distributed around the City.
One hundred and sixty years later over 40% of the UK’s public toilets have been closed and more will follow.
Toilet gaming technology targets urinal boredom
There is not much choice: stare blankly at the wall tiles, focus on shoes with face set in a grimace, or maybe whistle.
When men use a public urinal they are cruelly left in full view, with nothing to do as they answer nature's call.
BTA Consultation Service
Each year we visit many hundreds of public toilets throughout the UK, provided by both local authorities and other operators. Over the years we have built up a unique fund of practical experience, covering every aspect of toilet provision and operation - and most importantly this knowledge is centred on the views and requirements of the user.
Through Loo of the Year Awards, promoted by BTA, our vision is that every 'away from home' toilet, certainly every Local Authority public toilet, will receive an annual independent assessment and appropriate star rating.
In the meantime, the BTA is ready and able to visit any type of provider - Local Authority or commercial as well as health, education and hospitality establishments, to discuss current standards of provision, future strategy and issues relevant to design, layout, product and service needs, security and maintenance - as well as marketing or revenue generating opportunities.
This service provides impartial, independent advice at a realistic cost which is discounted for BTA members. For more information (add link to BTA Consultation Service section of About BTA tab of BTA Website)