Oval Campus

Wirral Metropolitan College, Old Chester Road, Bebington CH63 7LH

0151 643 8180

www.wmc.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 29/06/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Learning Resources, Armed Forces Pre Uniform and a fitness suite.

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:30.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:30.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located to the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The nearest unmarked parking space is 43m to the main entrance.

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

  • 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(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).

  • 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 190cm (6ft 3in).

  • The second set of doors are 4m to the right beyond the main entrance.

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

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

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • The desk/counter is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • The fitness suite is located to the right of reception.

  • The fitness suite is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the fitness suite.

  • There are doors into the fitness suite.

  • The doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.

  • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.

  • Training provided is Wirral Borough Council.

  • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.

  • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.

  • There is level access to all of the equipment.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located off the main corridor.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from staff on reception.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 261cm (6ft 11in x 8ft 7in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • 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 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 and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab 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 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 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 not a towel dispenser.

  • 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 good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet.

  • 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).

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

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

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located next to the standard toilets.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the reception desk.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the Fitness suite.

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

  • Shower facilities are available.

  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located next to the standard toilets.

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

  • The last cubicle in the standard showers has wall mounted grab rails and a larger door that opens outwards.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located next to the standard changing room.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located next to the standard changing rooms.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are ambulant cubicles in the standard toilets with horizontal wall mounted grab rails.

  • 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 not Text Relay aware.