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Case 188 - A hotel does not provide toilet brushes in bathrooms because of health and safety

Issue

A hotel does not provide toilet brushes in bathrooms because of health and safety.

Panel decision

There are no legal requirements that prohibit the provision of toilet brushes in hotels or other public conveniences. Lots of shared toilet facilities eg in offices do provide brushes and any hygiene risks posed by the toilet brushes can be easily managed. This appears to be another example of health and safety being used as an excuse for commercial reasons or cost. Excuses like this should be flushed down the pan.

2013-07-10