Olive Grove Campus

The Sheffield College, Olive Grove Road, Sheffield S2 3GE

0114 260 2600

course-enquiries@sheffcol.ac.uk

www.sheffcol.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 24/08/2017

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Access Guide

  • Ground Floor - refectory and workshops
    First Floor - teaching rooms, IT suites, workshops and staff offices
    Second Floor - teaching rooms, IT suites and staff offices
    Third Floor - teaching rooms, IT suites and staff offices.

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

  • The venue is situated within 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 a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located at the rear of the building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 605cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 10in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest designated bay is 24m (26yd 9in) from the car park entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.

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

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Parking for students is restricted to Blue Badge bays only.

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  • 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) automatically (towards you).

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in).

  • The height of the push pad to enter is 79cm.

  • The height of the push pad to exit is 91cm.

  • There are also manual revolving doors at this entrance.

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

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.

  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is seating available in the reception area.

  • The seats do not have armrests.

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  • Learning Resources Centre and Support Services is located on the ground floor, to the left as you enter the security barriers.

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the security barriers.

  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.

  • There is step free access to this reception area.

  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.

  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.

  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • There is not 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.

  • There are security barriers to access the building from reception.

  • There are 3 standard barriers and 1 wide barrier.

  • The width of the standard barriers is 54cm.

  • The card sensor for the standard barriers is on top of the barrier, 97cm from the floor level.

  • The width of the wide barrier is 103cm.

  • The card sensor is 103cm from floor level to enter the building, on the wall to the right before the barrier.

  • The card sensor is 103cm from floor level to exit the building, on the wall to the left in front of the barrier.

  • The wide barrier opens away from you whichever direction you are travelling.

  • There are IT workstations throughout the building.

  • The clear height of the computer desks in the Learning Resource Centre & Open Access areas is 69cm.

  • The computer chairs do not have armrests.

  • The computer chairs are height adjustable.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located to the rear of the first floor, leading to the Electrical Workshop & Motor Vehicle mezzanine.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 132cm (4ft 4in).

  • There is a similar easy ramp once inside the Workshop Block leading to the workshop mezzanine floor, on which lockers are located (shown in photographs 4 and 5).

  • This ramp has handrails to the left going up and is over 150cm wide.

  • There is a similar easy ramp immediately beyond the doors to the Electrical Workshop (as shown in photographs 6 and 7).

  • The ramp has handrails on the left going up and is over 150cm wide.

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  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • It takes approximately 21 days to process an order.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.

  • Other computer auxiliary aids include magnifier software.

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  • The following information is for the refectory.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.

  • The standard height for tables is 66cm.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks and breakfasts.

  • There is an outdoor seating area, with picnic tables.

  • The clear height under the tables is 71cm.

  • The benches are permanently fixed to the tables.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.

  • The stairs are located at the front of the building, to the left as you exit the security barriers.

  • The stairs are approximately 23m from the main entrance.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.

  • There are similar stairs from G-1 in the refectory area. These stairs have handrails on both sides and are medium height.

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  • There are refuge points in the stairwell on floors 1 and 2.

  • The height of the button is between 84cm and 86cm.

  • The refuge point markings are pictorial and written.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the far left of the building as you pass through the security barriers.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.

  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 148cm x 150cm (4ft 10in x 4ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The lift can only be used by authorised card holders.

  • The height of the card sensor is 95cm.

  • The lift lobby doors may be held open on some floors.

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  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

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

  • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor behind the reception area and to the left, beyond the security barriers next to the lift.

  • 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 337cm x 305cm (11ft 1in x 10ft).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 151cm (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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 145cm (4ft 9in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

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

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 125cm (4ft 1in).

  • 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 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 good.

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

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is an overhead hoist in the toilet.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

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

  • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • Other facilities available include; an emergency alarm and hoist.

  • The shower head is removable and adjustable.

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  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

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

  • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, in the WC lobby off the main corridor to the left as you exit the lift.

  • There is a similar accessible toilet in the same location on the second and third floors. The accessible toilet on the second floor has a reverse layout from the first floor, with the same dimensions. At the time of the survey the third floor accessible toilet was out of service and could not be surveyed.

  • 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 locking handle.

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

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 224cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 4in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 88cm (2ft 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • 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 not a mirror.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 126cm (4ft 2in).

  • 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 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 good.

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

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left of the building as you enter through the security barriers.

  • 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.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.

  • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.

  • Home visits / services are not available.