6. Location of entrances to sanitary conveniences
(1) Subject to this regulation, a sanitary convenience shall not have an entrance opening from ¾
(a) an habitable room;
(b) a room used for the manufacture or storage of food for human consumption; or
(c) a room used as a factory workshop or work place,
except through an airlock that conforms to the requirements of regulation 7(2).
(2) Where a sanitary convenience in a building ¾
(a) consists of a water closet apartment;
(b) is intended to be used by not more than 2 persons;
(c) opens off a bedroom or dressing room normally occupied only by those 2 persons;
(d) has its ventilation so arranged that the supply of air circulating through the sanitary convenience is not discharged into the room on which it opens; and
(e) unless the local authority otherwise authorises, is fitted with a door that has an approved self-closing device,
the sanitary convenience may have an entrance opening directly from the bedroom or dressing room.
(3) A sanitary convenience in a private residence is not required to have an airlock if the sanitary convenience opens on to a hall, passage, lobby or staircase that ¾
(a) has a floor area of not less than 1.85 square metres;
(b) is provided with ceiling ventilation that in the opinion of the local authority provides sufficient ventilation; and
(c) otherwise conforms to these regulations.
(4) A sanitary convenience that is ventilated by mechanical ventilation that conforms to these regulations is not required to have an airlock.
[Regulation 6 inserted in Gazette 16 Nov 1973 p. 4221-2.]