Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre

Marsh Lane, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2HE

01772 895 400

SirTomFinneySportsCentre@uclan.ac.uk

www.uclan.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 13/03/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include sport and fitness facilities.

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

  • This venue is situated in Preston.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Preston.

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

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • The name of the car park is Darwin.

  • The car park is located to the side of the building.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Main Entrance

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • Automatic doors not in use at time of survey.

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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 leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

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

  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the entrance.

  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.

  • 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 on both sides.

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  • The desk/counter is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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 are security barriers at reception measuring 100cm wide.

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

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played throughout the building.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located towards the rear of the building on the left.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 230cm (3ft 7in x 7ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 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.

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  • The fitness suite is located on the second floor.

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

  • There is level access to the fitness suite.

  • There are doors into the fitness suite.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.

  • A number of staff have received IFI Mark standard Disability Equality Training.

  • IFI accredited equipment is available.

  • For example: treadmill and upright cycle.

  • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.

  • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.

  • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.

  • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.

  • There is level access to all of the equipment.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible changing room.

  • 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; accessible toilet.

  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

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  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the left of the building.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the reception desk.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • 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 approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the lobby on the left.

  • 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 twist lock.

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

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 235cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 9in).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is sensor.

  • 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 a/are female sanitary 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 the right.

  • 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 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 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 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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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 at the rear of the lobby.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).

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

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

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

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.