Too many small businesses are failing to provide adequate washroom facilities to the detriment of productivity and staff morale claims Initial Washroom Hygiene. Its research shows that one in fie small businesses are failing to meet legal
requirements for the provision of office toilets. These stipulate that any business with more than five employees must have at least two toilets available, increasing to a minimum of five for businesses with 76-100 employees.
One in five employees (19%) is unhappy with the standard of washrooms at their workplace. Of those, 41% say there are not enough toilets and 39% say surfaces are unclean. Almost one third (32%) believe their business has been negatively affected by the standard of its washrooms; 7% said customers and clients had made comments about the state of their washrooms; and 3% said they had lost business as a result.