Joseph Black Building

University of Glasgow, University Place, Glasgow G12 8QQ

0141 330 4420

disability@glasgow.ac.uk

www.gla.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 31/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Partick.

  • The name of the nearest underground station is Hillhead.

  • The Joseph Black Building is located in University Place on the main campus.

  • The School of Chemistry teaching rooms and staff offices are spread throughout the building.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • The car park is at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 460cm x 230cm (15ft 1in x 7ft 7in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd) from the main accessible entrance.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

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

  • There is very limited parking available in the car park area.

  • There are designated bays for disabled staff, students and visitors across the campus. Students and staff who are Blue Badge holders automatically receive a parking permit free of charge. Please see theUniversity of Glasgow parking notesfor further details.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open both ways.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

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  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

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

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open both ways.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

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  • The reception desk is 38m (42yd) from the front entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The distance to the lift was taken from the car park - Wing A entrance.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is infrared.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a moderate ramp (width 115cm) for access to the Carnegie Lecture Theatre.

  • Induction hearing assistance loop systems are fitted in rooms B419 (Main Lecture Theatre) and C305 (Carnegie).

  • Infrared hearing assistance systems are fitted in rooms A504 (Theoretical), B408, B419, C305 and C407 (Agricultural).

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 5m (16ft 5in) from accessible entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 155cm x 130cm (5ft 1in x 4ft 3in).

  • There is not 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 controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • The lift is for the use of staff and disabled students only.

  • The distance to the lift was taken from the car park - Wing A entrance.

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

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

  • The accessible toilet is 30m (33yd) from the accessible entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located through the first door labelled as the standard male toilet and then through a second door on the right as you enter.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 195cm (5ft 11in x 6ft 5in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • 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.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

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

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

  • There is an identical adapted toilet cubicle in the standard female toilet.

  • The distances were taken from the car park - Wing A entrance.

  • The toilets are situated next to the Main Lecture Theatre on level 4.

  • There are additional standard toilets on all levels.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on level 4, left as you exit the lift.

  • The female toilets are 30m (33yd) from the Wing C entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located on level 4, left as you exit the lift.

  • The male toilets are 30m (33yd) from the Wing C entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

  • There are additional standard toilets on all levels.

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  • This building has refuge alerters.

  • Refuge Alerter communication system is designed to summon assistance in the event of a fire evacuation, from University buildings which provide disabled access to upper floors via a lift.

  • All Refuge Points have been provided with details on how to operate the communication system when assistance is required. Designated Refuge Point directional signage has been install throughout the building to direct you to these refuges.

  • The refuge alerters in this building are located in/at; “A” Wing Level 2, “C” Wing Level 2, “B” Wing East Stair Level 3, “B” Wing East Stair Level 4, “B” Wing West Stair Level 4, “B” Wing East Stair Level 5 and “B” Wing West Stair Level 5.

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