Water Supply Industry Interpretations and Advice

  • Area of Interest : Backflow prevention
  • Topic : Fluid category
  • Title : Baths for assisted bathing of the disabled
  • Clause Reference : Schedule 2 paragraph 15 & G15.3
  • Reference Number : B37
  • Decision Date : May 2006

Unless a risk assessment determines otherwise, all baths in domestic premises used to bathe disabled people living in that household are considered to be a fluid category 3 risk irrespective of the number of disabled people living in the property.

Baths in care homes where health care is provided are regarded as fluid category 5.