Construction Site Toilet Requirements

Construction Site Toilet Requirements

Construction site toilet requirements can often be overlooked. We want to ensure you've got all the information you need to create a healthy and safe environment for your workers (and avoid any nasty fines!).  

How many toilets are required on a construction site in Australia?


In Queensland, all workers require access to a site toilet. The number of construction site toilets required is dependent on how many employees are working on site at one time. 

If you have less than 10 workers, one toilet in required on your site. It is advised to have a separate toilet for males and females if the worker ratio is relatively even. 

If you have more than 10 workers on your construction site:
One toilet is required for every 20 males.
One toilet 
is required for every 15 females.

The ideal site toilet solution in Queensland for less than 40 workers would be a Double Toilet with either unisex use or a male and female split depending on your worker demographics. 

Whether construction is taking place onsite or offsite, toilets must be situated within the parameters of the work space and all workers should be aware of their location at the start of their first working day. 

New South Wales

In New South Wales, the requirements are very similar to Queensland (see above). Separate toilets should be provided for male and female workers.
One unisex toilet can be used if:
There is less than 10 workers, and
there are two or fewer workers of one gender.

Another thing to consider when providing workers with site toilets is break times. If your workers all break for lunch at the same time, more toilets are required to accommodate for this to avoid long wait times (and keep your workers happy!). With a dual functioning toilet block, accommodating for lunch breaks can be an easy task. 

Now you're clued in on construction site toilet requirements, we'd love to share with you the huge benefits of providing clean and comfortable site toilets for your workers. Find out more >>

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