A silly tale perhaps, but one which is so very common. Practical application of common sense in terms of H&S can be so sadly missing and yet when the 'common sense' is explained light bulbs go on. Sadly the very mention of 'Elf n'safety' has folk running for the hills in some cases and it really shouldn't do.
Needless to say the toilet unit is now being moved, to a place where access is easy and free of issues. Privacy? It's got a lockable door for goodness sake!