Five Portable Toilet Tips To Prevent Disease Spread


Outdoor events may be one of the safest ways to congregate during these times, but you will need to make sure you are prepared for the restroom needs of your guests. Portable toilet units can be the answer.

1. Provide Sanitized Door Options

The door handle will likely be the biggest disease vector for any portable toilet unit. You can provide guests with a safer option. One option is to make sanitizing wipes available next to the door so patrons can wipe down the handle before opening the door. Paper towels can also be provided, since they can be used as a barrier for grabbing the handle. Whichever of these options you choose, make sure they are safe for the portable toilet collection tank since they will likely be tossed there.

2. Set Up and Following a Sanitation Schedule

It's always important to keep your portable toilets clean for your guests, but you should step up your sanitation schedule in light of recent health concerns. Make sure the units are inspected and thoroughly wiped down with a disinfect every hour. Pay special attention to door handles, toilet paper holders, and any other high-touch surface. It may be worthwhile to have a dedicated staff member assigned to toilet sanitation duties.

3. Choose Units With Included Ventilation

Stagnant air inside a portable toilet unit can harbor disease pathogens since they won't be carried out and dispersed. Fortunately, there are portable toilet units available that have built-in ventilation fans, and some even have filtered units. You will generally need access to electricity to run the fans, but there are also solar-powered options. You can also rent a generator to power the ventilation fans.

4. Rent Plenty of Handwashing Stations

Don't just depend on a wall-mounted hand sanitizer unit. Instead, rent some handwashing stations to place near the portable toilet units. These stations are usually powered by a foot pump, although electric pump models are also available. Washing hands with soap and water may be the single best way to prevent the spread of disease.

5. Require Masks Inside the Units

Mask wear can cut down on the amount of pathogens expelled by someone, since many of the droplets that contain a pathogen will be trapped by the mask. This in return results in fewer pathogens landing on the surfaces inside the unit. Place signage on the outside of the portable toilet unit doors letting guests know that masks are required inside the unit. You may even want to make masks available for those guests that forgot to bring their own.

Contact a portable toilet rental service for more help.


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