Fir Vale Learning Centre

The Sheffield College, Fir Vale Campus, Earl Marshall Road, Sheffield S4 8LA

0114 260 3584

course-enquiries@sheffcol.ac.uk

www.sheffcol.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 24/08/2017

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Access Guide

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in Sheffield.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Sheffield.

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

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

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Unmarked parking is available along the street outside the venue (Earl Marshall Road).

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • There is a double gate (with one leaf locked) on the pathway leading to the entrance.

  • The width of the gate is 86cm.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading from the road to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter the building.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • This information is for the entrance located immediately to the right as you enter the ground floor campus entrance.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • There are no doors at this entrance.

  • The width of the door opening is 113cm (3ft 8in).

  • This section describes the width of the ramp to access the service.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 113cm (3ft 8in).

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

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the right of the Learning Centre.

  • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 137cm x 272cm (4ft 6in x 8ft 11in).

  • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a lateral transfer space.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

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

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the hand dryer is 118cm (3ft 10in).

  • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

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

  • The contrast between the external 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 toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The accessible toilet is locked by keypad.

  • The code can be obtained from reception.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the right of the Learning Centre.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.