Facility : Kitchens


Floor surfaces should be of a slip-resistant material.
Worktops, sinks and cooking hobs should beat the same level and a height suitable to wheelchair users.
Adequate knee room should be provided beneath worktops and sink.
Floor space should allow easy wheelchair movement between worktop, sink and cooking stove.
Taps preferably should be of the mixer type, with lever handles.
Where cooking facilities have control taps or knobs, these should be installed at the front of the appliance and be easily and safely operated by people with diverse disabilities.
Where appropriate, oven doors should hinge downwards.
Where solid fuel stoves are used, the needs of people using wheelchairs or crutches and blind people should be considered in designing for adequate operating space and safety.