Great Britain

Toilet designed with ‘inconvenient slope’ could wipe out extended loo breaks taken by workers

TAKING THE PEE

A NEW sloping toilet designed to get people out the loo quicker could prove a bummer for office workers.

The StandardToilet has an “inconveniently sloped” 13 degree angle seat that forces users to squat over it.

Increased strain on the legs encourages people to finish their business within five minutes.

Bog experts at the British Toilet Association (BTA) have backed the new design for offices and public spaces.

They reckon officer workers in particular will cut down the length of their bathroom breaks and increase productivity.

StandardToilet, based in Staffs, says it has already had interest from local councils and motorway service stations for £500 contraption.

Developer Mahabir Gill, from the company, 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.”

A survey by Protecting.co.uk across eight UK cities found some people were spending up to 28 minutes in the toilet at work.

Researchers worked out that at an average hourly wage in London of £12.78, lengthy loo breaks cost companies £1533.60 per year per employee.

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