The following suppliers have not updated their product details for over two years. We list the last price they entered but provide less information on them. These records will be removed after three years. They can update their records using our self-service system.
Advice about Raised toilet seats capacity 190kg and above
Raised toilet seats come in different heights, the height most suited to you will depend on your needs, the height of your toilet and your personal measurements. Read our advice on toilet height. If you transfer onto the toilet from a wheelchair, or tend to sit down heavily, then the toilet seat will be subject to backwards and sideways movement and a toilet plinth may be a more robust option (Pain, McLellan & Gore, 2003). For individual assessment and information contact your local social services and ask to arrange an assessment with an occupational therapist.
Most models of raised toilet seat clamp on to the rim of the toilet bowl and the original seat remains in place stuck in the up position. Some models replace the original seat.
If you feel unsteady or unsupported when sat on a toilet you may prefer to use equipment that provides you with handrails such as toilet frames with seats.
When using a raised toilet seat feel the seat to check that it is firmly attached before you sit down. If not ask someone to tighten its brackets for you.
Other users of your toilet may need to, or prefer to, remove a raised toilet seat when using the toilet. Consider whether they will be able to remove it and replace it ready for your use (Disabled Living Foundation, 2009). If they remove it they must know how to refit it correctly (Pain, McLellan & Gore, 2003). If the equipment is used by other people, then the weight of the other user/s must be within the capacity of the equipment (Disabled Living Foundation, 2009). If children are using the same toilet a raised toilet seat may make it too high for them to use and the extra height may be a safety hazard for them. If there are no other toilets they can use consider an easily removed raised toilet seat or a moveable platform in front of the toilet for them to step onto (Pain, McLellan & Gore, 2003).
When suppliers of products are listed on our website we give them a rating. This is based on the standards a supplier meets and is used as a way to indicate those suppliers who may provide a better customer service.
The supplier rating takes into account criteria such as suppliers' membership of a trade association with a Code of Practice that governs customer service. We give greater weighting to suppliers who are members of trade associations with Codes of Practice which are approved by an external accreditation organisation or if they are a charity governed by the Charity Commission. The suppliers' adherence to the ISO 9000 series of standards is also considered.
In addition, we take into consideration how frequently suppliers update their product details on our database. We feel that those companies who provide up to date information about their products should be rewarded for their commitment to making information accessible to the public.
When products are listed on our website we give them a rating. This is based on the standards a supplier meets and the quality of product information provided (see below).
Products have not been tested by DLF, therefore the rating is not an indication of the quality of the product. We encourage those who have used the products listed to post a review on Living made easy.
This rating focuses on the suppliers of the product. It takes into account criteria such as suppliers' membership of a trade association with a code of practice that governs customer service.
We give greater weighting to trade associations with codes of practice which are approved by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) (e.g. the British Healthcare Trade Association's Code of Practice) or governed by an audit scheme which meets the requirements of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) (e.g. The Telecare Services' Association (TSA)).
The suppliers' adherence to the ISO 13485 or 9000 series of standards is also considered and how recently they have updated their product details on our database.
This rating indicates the comprehensiveness of the information supplied to us on each product. This includes the provision of an image of the product, whether the supplier has told us who manufactures the product, whether the manufacturer has provided a description and whether a price has been provided. The rating is increased if the supplier regularly checks their product details on our self serve system, if they provide a web address to their website and their web address specific to the product.
We feel that those companies who provide the most information about their products should be rewarded for their transparency. We particularly hope to encourage suppliers to be more up-front about their pricing.