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Accessible luxury toilet hire for location filming

25 April 2022

With location shooting taking place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in sometimes quite isolated parts of the country, luxury facilities are essential for everyone involved, with industry guidelines expecting nothing less.

Imagine that you’re in a desolate part of the country, shooting in the early hours of a winter morning to capture that perfect nighttime scene. Do you want any of your performers or crew to have to access the kind of portable toilet long associated with the early days of music festivals or, even worse, building sites? Of course not!

Now imagine the same scenario, with the very best luxury toilet trailer units. With indulgent consumables, mood lighting, quality fittings, hot running water and heaters. The result? Happy actors, happy production team and even a shorter shoot. At Fortis Hire, we understand the demands of short notice and out of hours hire and we provide a variety of luxury toilet units for your every need, from our luxury 2 plus 1 toilet with 2 ladies’ toilets, 1 men’s toilet and 2 urinals, to our luxury 6 bay toilets with 6 gender neutral cubicles.

To ensure your location shoot is fully inclusive and accessible to all, we also offer a range of luxury disabled toilet facilities.

Luxury disabled facilities

In 2014, with a quarter of full-time students at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama suffering from a declared disability, the Director General of the BBC pledged to increase the number of disabled people on screen by 4 times. Disability was included as a minority group in Channel 4’s 2015 diversity charter which stated that ‘at least one main character in every drama and comedy commissioned must be from a minority group.’

This means that location managers working within the film and TV production industry are obliged to provide an inclusive work environment, accessible to all, in line with the Social Model of Disability which states that people are not disabled because their bodies aren’t ‘normal’, but because of barriers in society.

With the numbers involved in a location shoot, from performers and technicians, to lighting and makeup and wardrobe, it is essential for disabled toilets to be available. At Fortis Hire, we offer a luxury disabled toilet unit, spacious enough for wheelchair users to be able to manoeuvre comfortably. The unit lowers flat to the ground which reduces the ramp by 50% for extra accessibility and it features safety handrails plus a reduced-height sink and mirror. As with all our luxury units, indulgent and luxurious eco-friendly consumables are provided and heaters are available for the cold weather.

In addition to the luxury disabled toilet unit, we can supply a High Dependency Unit. The HDU is fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) which outlines that service providers must do all that is reasonable to provide disability access. The unit is fully equipped for the disabled and their carers, with an adjustable height bed plus a screen and hoist, and a basin with sensor tap. 

Why hire from Fortis Hire?

Our entire fleet is made up of new, top of the range units to give a luxury, high-end experience for all. We are able to create bespoke hire packages, tailored to suit your specific requirements and we offer a professional and discreet service at all times. An attendant service is available and clients have access to 24-hour telephone support. 

To chat about your specific needs, call our friendly and expert staff today on 01525 643850 or email us at sales@fortishire.co.uk

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