Life Sciences Building

University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 1TQ

0117 394 1184

biology.dept@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristol.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 18/11/2016

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include library, teaching rooms, laboratories, computer rooms and Sky Lounge.

  • Monday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Thursday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Friday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • This venue is situated in Bristol.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Clifton Down.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • Standard marked parking bays are located on Tyndall Avenue.

  • The parking here is pay and display.

  • The nearest car park is the Trenchard Street Car park where Blue Badge parking is not free.

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

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 165cm (5ft 5in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically.

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) 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 not bypass the step(s).

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

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There are barriers at this reception, 90cm and 60cm wide.

  • The desk is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located in front of you on entrance just beyond the reception barriers.

  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to your left just past the reception barriers.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 84cm x 140cm (2ft 9in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not 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.

  • This lift gives step free access to the left side lifts, and labs, teaching rooms and the social area (shown in photograph 2).

  • 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.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2A-2B-3-4-5.

  • There are 15+ steps between 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 is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to your right past the entrance barriers.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2A-2B-3-4-5.

  • The lift is 11m (12yd 1in) from the entance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 160cm (4ft 1in x 5ft 3in).

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

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The lift is located to the left as you exit the ground floor level change lift.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5.

  • The lift is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the ground floor level change lift.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 150cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 11in).

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

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • 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 floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2A-2B-3-4.

  • 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 Sky Lounge is a communal area for staff and students with microwaves and hot beverage dispensers.

  • There are tables that are fixed with a height of 68cm and unfixed tables with a height of 54cm and 71cm.

  • Chairs are unfixed and some have armrests.

  • There is an outside area accessed via 1 medium step, which is not clearly marked and has no handrails. (See Photograph 5.).

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear right of the basement floor.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • Level access is via lift.

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

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • There are no doors at this entrance.

  • The door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in) wide.

  • The second set of measurements is for the barriers.

  • The entrance is 31m from the lift.

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Bioscience Library entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • This is by lift.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • 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.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

  • Acessible software includes:

  • Inspiration (mind mapping software)

  • Read and Write GOLD

  • Zoomtext magnification software (by arrangement only)

  • Microsoft Accessibility options.

  • Monday 08:45 - 18:45.

  • Tuesday 08:45 - 18:45.

  • Wednesday 08:45 - 18:45.

  • Thursday 08:45 - 18:45.

  • Friday 08:45 - 18:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • 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 30m (32yd 2ft) from the right lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the building, next to the library.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is not 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).

  • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is sensor.

  • There is not 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 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink 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.

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

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the ground floor level change lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the ground floor, past the ground floor level change.

  • 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 lever twist.

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

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 150cm (7ft 3in x 4ft 11in).

  • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is sensor.

  • There is not 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 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

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

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 toilet roll holder is 101cm (3ft 4in) high.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink 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.

  • 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 18m (19yd 2ft) from the left lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the first floor.

  • 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a lever twist.

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

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).

  • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is sensor.

  • There is not 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 a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 a towel dispenser.

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

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 toilet roll holder is 101cm (3ft 4in) high.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink 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.

  • There are similar accessible toilets on floors 2a, 2b and 3.

  • On floors 2a and 3 the transfer space is on the left.

  • On floor 2b the emergency cord is out of reach.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the right lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the front of the building.

  • 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 lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).

  • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is sensor.

  • There is not 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 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

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

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in) high.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink 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 female and male toilets are located to the rear left of the ground floor.

  • The female and male toilets are 21m (22yd 2ft) from the entrance.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The unisex toilets are located to the rear left of the venue.

  • Unisex toilets are 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lift exit on the first floor.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are unisex toilets in the same location on floors 2a, 2b and 3.

  • There are unisex toilets to the front right of the venue on level 4, 12m from the lift.

  • 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.

  • There are some fire alarm strobes to notify hearing impaired people of an evacuation.

  • Fire alarm strobes are located In toilet areas.

  • There is level egress from the ground floor.

  • There are refuge points in this building.

  • There is not an evacuation chair for the building.

  • There is an evacuation lift for the building.