Hand wash basin in a chip shop?

Discussion in 'Water Regulations' started by JCplumb, May 20, 2015.

  1. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumbers Arms member

    Hello chaps,
    I've got a job to fit a hand wash basin in a chippy near me. Just wondering if anyone knows the regs, or HSE rules about these?
    They want it a few inches from the main sink in a food prep area, there is one in the next room that they use and they have told me they won't ever use the new one, but the woman from the environmental health just wants to be able to tick the box that says the room has a hand wash basin...
  2. AWheating

    AWheating New Member

    not sure about the regs, but normally a tiny cloaks basin with lever tap should be fine.
  3. Chalked

    Chalked Plumbers Arms member

  4. croppie

    croppie Forum Thug

  5. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumbers Arms member

    Cheers guys. They already have the basin, identical to the one Chalked posted.
    My question is about height and location. They actually want it about 5 feet off the floor as that's the easiest place for it to go, the owner is only about 4 '6" :)
    There is one place it could go, it would be an inch or two away from the food prep sink and at a normal height, any ideas if that's acceptable?
  6. Chalked

    Chalked Plumbers Arms member

    Can't find any regs regarding height and position.all that I can find is this.

    Probably free to put it where you like, as long as it's marked up for hand wash only.
  7. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumbers Arms member

    That's perfect, thanks matey ;)
  8. chris watkins

    chris watkins Plumbers Arms member

    One thing that often catches people out is the Water Regs requirement that every basin must be fitted with a plug or have the water flow restricted to not more than0.06 Litres /s.

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