Hampton House

University of Bristol, Cotham Hill, Bristol, City of Bristol BS6 6JS

0117 331 0444

disability-services@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristol.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 18/11/2016

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Access Guide

  • The University of Bristol services in this building are Disability Services (Lower Ground Floor) and Student Counselling (3rd Floor).

  • Disability Services are accessed via an entrance at the rear of the building and the Counselling Service via the main entrance and lift at the front.

  • Related link Cotham House.

  • Services within the building which are not run by University of Bristol are as follows:.

  • G - University of Bristol Student Health Service .

  • 1 - Midwifery Clinics, Mats Assessment and Ultrasound, Integrated Nursing Team, Home Visits, Paediatric Health Clinic .

  • 2 - Baby Clinic Midwife Classes, Mats Physiotherapy Clinic, MSK Outpatient Clinics, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Seminar Room 2, Speech and Language Therapy .

  • Contact information for the counselling service is:.

  • student-counselling@bristol.ac.uk.

  • 0117 954 6655.

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

  • This venue is situated in Bristol.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Clifton Down.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located in front of the entrance.

  • 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 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 13m (14yd 8in) from the entrance.

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

  • The car park surface is block paving.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • Visitors to the building can be dropped off in the car park area but there is no parking except for Blue Badge holders.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in) wide.

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

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

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

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lift is located straight ahead as you enter the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).

  • 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 have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There are two lifts in the same location.

  • Only the lift on the left accesses the third floor.

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift on the third floor.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • Level access from the entrance is via lift only.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • 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 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to your right upon exiting the lift on the third floor.

  • 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 lever twist.

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

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 227cm x 200cm (7ft 5in x 6ft 7in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a lateral transfer space.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency 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 coat hook.

  • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.

  • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 towel dispenser is 132cm (4ft 4in) high.

  • 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 grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The unisex toilets are located to your right as you exit the lift on the third floor.

  • Unisex toilets are 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located to the rear of the main health centre and in front of Disability Services.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 480cm x 520cm (15ft 9in x 17ft 1in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the 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 slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is block paving.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • There is a secondary Blue Badge bay but it is assigned to a member of staff.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main door(s) open automatically (away from you).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

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

  • The door opens automatically with a UCard.

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the ramp.

  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The ramp has tactile paving.

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

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • There are two desks located here, both serving the same purpose.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • This venue does not play background music/noise.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • 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 7m (7yd 1ft) from the entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter.

  • 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 lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 275cm x 182cm (9ft x 5ft 12in).

  • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.

  • 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 48cm (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 hand dryer is 111cm (3ft 8in) high.

  • 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 towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.

  • 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 grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The toilet roll holder is attached to the drop down rail.

  • When the rail is down it is within 100cm of the floor, when up it is 106cm.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The unisex toilets are located ahead as you enter.

  • Unisex toilets are 5m (5yd 1ft) from the entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the unisex toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

  • Fire alarm strobes are located throughout to notify hearing impaired people of an evacuation.

  • Fire alarm strobes are located not on the Lower Ground or 3rd Floors.

  • The 3rd Floor is not suitable for wheelchair users or persons with limited mobility. The counselling service ensures that these persons needs are met on the ground floor or other locations.

  • There is not a refuge point in this building.

  • Refuge point(s) is/are located The 3rd Floor is not suitable for wheelchair users or persons with limited mobility. The counselling service ensures that these persons needs are met on the ground floor or other locations.

  • There is not an evacuation chair for the building.

  • There is not an evacuation lift for the building.

  • 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.