Wheelchair users can face particular challenges when it comes to accessing facilities in the workplace. Employees who use wheelchairs need to easily move around the office without having to worry about obstacles like parking, doorways, stairs and the inability to access certain services.
Roughly 2% of the United Kingdom population are wheelchair bound. It may seem a small percentage, however, this makes up approximately 1.2 million people who face an uphill battle every day when it comes to less than adequate facilities.
Adapting the office space with improved access can make a huge difference in how a wheelchair wielding employee preforms and feels at their workplace. Change in this work space mentality is especially important when it comes to accessing necessities like water, whether it comes from the taps, drinking water fountains or water coolers.
Common issues that are experienced by wheelchair users with drinking fountains and water coolers in the workplace include:
- The water dispenser being too low or high which creates discomfort when drastically adjusting position
- Lack of practical knee or toe clearance to get close enough to the water dispenser
- Inability to easily to manoeuvre around the dispenser to find the correct position to access the water stream
Wheelchair friendly water facilities
Here at Maestro Pressure Coolers we provide a range of wheelchair friendly water dispensers that are suitable for a variety of requirements and environments. These specially designed drinking fountains are convenient to use and enable wheelchair users to easily access water.
Our selection of water cooler dispensers are available in a variety of plumbed-in, wall mounted and standing models. Plumbed-in coolers supply constant chilled water without the trouble of refilling and storing water bottles. Whereas, standing or wall-mounted fountains provide convenience and easy accessibility.
If you are unsure about which wheelchair friendly water coolers or drinking water fountains are suited for your type of workplace, please give us a call on 020 8855 3333 and we will gladly assist you.