Toilet break, after toilet break!
The day at work is long just as my co-workers’ toilet breaks. It’s funny how all people working in an office can relate to the situation where you had to wait & look at the door while your co-worker was enjoying their ‘me time’ in there.
Well, looks like the creation of the Standard Toilet will stop this forever. The idea of the new toilet design is thought to be harmless, however, it will change the precious ‘me time’ in the bathroom for good. I guess no more waiting!
The whole idea of the British Toilet Association (BTA) is to ensure and encourage employees to spend less time in there with their design. Unsurprisingly, this gained a lot of interest from local councils and motorway service stations.
Follow through to see how this new design works and looks like. The seat has been sloped by 13 degrees – which developers say mimics squat thrusts – putting strain on the user’s legs, making them want to get up after about five minutes.
Read below what Mahabir Gill from StandardToilet said,
It is estimated that in the United Kingdom alone, extended employee breaks costs industry and commerce an £4 billion per annum. With the advent of flexible zero hour contracts it is easy to see why our StandardToilet can be an asset to a business.
According to Mr Gill this will bring wider health benefits, such as an improved posture. Now, we all need that one!
His statement went on, saying:
Medical studies have suggested that using the traditional WC can cause swollen haemorrhoids and weakening of pelvic muscles.
The StandardToilet provides Increased comfort through promoting the engagement of upper and lower leg muscles which helps reduce musculoskeletan disorders.
He also admitted that as much as the thirteen degree might not be ‘too inconvenient,’ you’d soon ‘want to get off the seat.’
Anything higher would cause wider problems.
Researches have been conducted by Protecting.co.uk which included eight cities across the UK and it turns out that employees spent up to 28 minutes in the bathroom while at work, which the firm found had a massive knock-on effect on the company’s efficiency.
According to these statistics companies researchers discovered that firms could be losing more than two hours from each employee every week. Regarding the financial issues, Protecting.co.uk claimed that this was costing companies £1533.60 per employee, every year.
Speaking to Wired, Charlotte Jones, co-author of the around the Toilet project doesn’t fully agree with Mr. Gill saying, toilet breaks are extremely important for employees.
Viewing time spent in the toilet as a threat is the wrong way of looking at the issue entirely.
I think the importance of the toilet as a refuge during the workday says more about inadequate workspaces, heavy workloads and unsupportive management, than it does about the workers themselves.
No more p**ping in peace!
Now, have a look at these Funny And Unusual Toilets To Trick Your Houseguests.