Senate House

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

0117 331 7853

www.bristol.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 18/11/2016

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Access Guide

  • Services include:.

  • LG - Senate House Study Centre .

  • G - Main Reception, Student Finance, Income Office, Student Fees Office.

  • 1 - Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science and Law.

  • 2 - Communications and Marketing, Academic Registry, Recruitment, Access and Admissions, Student Services.

  • 3 - RED (Research and Enterprise Development), Human Resources.

  • 4 - Finance Services, Divisional Support Team, IT Zone F Team .

  • 5 - Vice Chancellor's Office, Registrar's Private Office, Planning Office, Communication and Marketing, Boardroom.

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • 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.

  • There is a bus 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 available.

  • Standard marked parking bays are located in Tyndall Avenue and St. Michael's Park.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The nearest public car park is the Trenchard Street Car Park.

  • Blue Badge parking is not free in this car park.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Tyndall Avenue.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 137cm (4ft 6in) wide.

  • 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 right 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 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 6 step(s) to the area / service.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main 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.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 230cm (7ft 7in) wide.

  • Only the door on the left opens automatically, providing a width of 115cm.

  • The door opens automatically via U Card.

  • A U Card is required to gain entry.

  • This entrance gives direct access to the Study Centre on the lower ground floor.

  • 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 at the rear of the building.

  • 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 not have handrails.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to the left of the venue, off Woodland Road.

  • There is / are 5 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 deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp is accessed from St Michael's Park, to the rear of the building, and leads round the building (shown in photographs 1 and 2) to the entrance.

  • 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 desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) 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).

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • This reception is staffed during opening hours.

  • The desk is 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • The reception is staffed during opening hours.

  • The desk is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the 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 not a hearing assistance system.

  • The reception is staffed during opening hours.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • There is a separate set of stairs in the Income office area that also go from LG-G.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located straight ahead from the main entrance.

  • 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 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 145cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 9in).

  • 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 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.

  • There are 3 lifts located here.

  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift on the first floor.

  • 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.

  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift on the second floor.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift on the third floor.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • This is by lift.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • This is by lift.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • 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 LG student entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left 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 locking handle.

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

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 169cm x 225cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 5in).

  • 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 92cm (3ft).

  • 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 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 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 internal door and wall is good.

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

  • 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 and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the Income Office Area.

  • Additional accessible toilets are located on the first, third and fifth floors.

  • 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 locking handle.

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

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 261cm (4ft 10in x 8ft 7in).

  • 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 80cm (2ft 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 not 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 can 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 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 and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

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

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you exit the lift.

  • There is level access to the 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 weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 243cm x 136cm (7ft 12in x 4ft 6in).

  • 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 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 not 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There are not mirrors.

  • 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 104cm (3ft 5in) high.

  • 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 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 poor.

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

  • 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.

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

  • This accessible toilet is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to your right as you exit 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 outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

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

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 256cm x 204cm (8ft 5in x 6ft 8in).

  • 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 137cm (4ft 6in).

  • 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 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • The hand dryer is 102cm (3ft 4in) high.

  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The toilet roll holder is 104cm (3ft 5in) 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 poor.

  • 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.

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

  • This accessible toilet is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located along the corridor straight ahead when you exit the lift lobby.

  • 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 locking handle.

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

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 261cm x 212cm (8ft 7in x 6ft 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 104cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The hand dryer is 114cm (3ft 9in) high.

  • 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 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 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 to the right of the Income Office counter.

  • The female and male toilets are 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located leading to the fourth floor standard toilet facilities.

  • There is / are 3 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 medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located leading to the fifth floor standard toilet facilities.

  • There is / are 4 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.

  • A buddy system may be the only way of alerting a hearing impaired or D/deaf person to the operation of a fire alarm. The Conference/Event Organiser should ensure that a steward is designated with this responsibility and for assisting the individual if necessary should the fire alarm sound.

  • Some people who use wheelchairs may be able to make their own way down the stairs if they have a little mobility. If this is the preferred mode of escape, they should wait at the refuge point for the main flow of people to leave the building.

  • Some people who use wheelchairs may be able to make their own way up the stairs if they have a little mobility. If this is the preferred mode of escape, they should wait at the refuge point for the main flow of people to leave the building.

  • Some people may prefer to make their own way out by shuffling down the stairs on their bottom. If this is the preferred mode of escape, they should wait at the refuge point for the main flow of people to leave the building.

  • Some wheelchair users may be able to tip their chair on its axis and travel down the stairs this way. Others may be able to do this with assistance. The escape should only take place after the main flow of people has left the building; the refuge point should be used while this is taking place.

  • Some people will be able to make their own escape but will require the support of a handrail to negotiate the stairs. There are handrails on each side of staircases. The escape should only take place after the main flow of people has left the building; the refuge point should be used while this is taking place.

  • There are a number of different carry-down techniques that can be employed. However, in order to do this safely a manual handling risk assessment must be carried out and a suitable team assembled and trained. For this reason, it is imperative that the wheelchair user makes contact with the Building and Learning Facilities Manager at least three weeks in advance of the event/conference if this is the preferred method of escape. Event/Conference Organisers have the option of providing their own staff to provide this service or buying-in an external company identified.

  • Those who cannot transfer readily should contact the Facilities Manager in advance of accessing the building so that full consideration can be given to any potential health and safety issues and to any reasonable adjustments that might be necessary.

  • 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.

  • Via Tyndall Avenue only.

  • There is stepped egress from the ground floor.

  • There is sloped egress from the ground floor.

  • There are refuge points in this building.

  • There is an evacuation chair for the building.

  • There is an evacuation lift for the building.