Harpenden Sports Centre

Rothamsted Park, Leyton Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2HU

01582 767 722

harpenden.sports.centre@1life.co.uk

www.1life.co.uk/st-albans-city-district-council/harpenden-sports-centre/home/

Guide Last Updated: 20/12/2016

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Access Guide

  • Monday 06:00 - 23:00.

  • Tuesday 06:00 - 23:00.

  • Wednesday 06:00 - 23:00.

  • Thursday 06:00 - 23:00.

  • Friday 06:00 - 23:00.

  • Saturday 08:00 - 21:00.

  • Sunday 08:00 - 21:00.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Harpenden.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There is/are 7 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 400cm (11ft 6in x 13ft 1in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 210m (229yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 230m (251yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are level changes with no dropped kerbs.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

  • The maximum height is 244cm (8ft).

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Parking is only free for users of the centre, when a ticket is issued at reception.

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  • This information is for the entrance located in Rothamsted Park.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).

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  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the front entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The first photograph shows the reception area, with barrier entry to the rest of the centre.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at reception.

  • The lift is a stair lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 73cm x 70cm (2ft 5in x 2ft 4in).

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the ground floor accessible toilet.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 34cm (1ft 1in).

  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located next to the Fitness Suite.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 240cm (7ft 7in x 7ft 10in).

  • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located in the reception area.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 320cm (7ft 3in x 10ft 6in).

  • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not an emergency alarm.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

  • There is another accessible toilet and changing area in the reception area. The fixtures and fittings are the same except lateral tranfer is to the right and there is a baby change facility available.

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  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception desk.

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the left as you pass reception.

  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).

  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

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  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the reception desk.

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located within the main changing area.

  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).

  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

  • There is an ambulant cubicle within the male standard changing rooms.

  • This has a drop down rail on the right hand side, and grab rails on the left.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the changing area.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the changing area.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is another adapted toilet and changing area in the reception area. The fixtures and fittings are the same except lateral tranfer is to the right and there is a baby change facility available.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A bowl of water cannot be provided for an assistance dog.

  • The photograph shows the main hall. Staff are trained to take TypeTalk calls.

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