Merseyside Trade Union and Workforce Development Unit

Wirral Metropolitan College, Suite 520, Cotton Exchange, Bixteth Street, Liverpool L3 9LQ

0151 237 2750

wmc.enquiries@wmc.ac.uk

www.wmc.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 29/06/2017

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Access Guide

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

  • This venue is situated in Liverpool.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Moorfields.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:30.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:30.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:30.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 17:30.

  • Friday 08:00 - 17:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • 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.

  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 240cm x 900cm (7ft 10in x 29ft 6in).

  • Standard marked parking bays are located in Bixteth Street.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a revolving door to the right of the accessible entrance.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located ahead and beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a slope on the approach to the lift and the accessible toilet beyond the entrance.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left as you enter Bixteth Street Entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.

  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Bixteth Street entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 172cm (4ft 3in x 5ft 8in).

  • The clear door width is 104cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.

  • 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 the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • This information is for the entrance located off the fifth floor corridor.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • Level access is via lift.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

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

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the 5th floor entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • There are 3 teaching class rooms and 1 computer suite located within the venue.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

  • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the Bixteth Street entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located straight ahead beyond the entrance to the left.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor.

  • There is not 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 140cm (7ft 7in x 4ft 7in).

  • There is not 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 96cm (3ft 2in).

  • 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 lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord 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 a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste 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 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 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the fifth floor.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the lift.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the fifth floor.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The photographs show the standard male toilets.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available 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.