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Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 8TN

01256 306 484

information@bcot.ac.uk

www.bcot.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 14/02/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Craft Skills, Electrical Installation, Plumbing, Interior Skills, Brickwork, Carpentry, Computer Aided Design and Gas Installation.

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

  • This venue is situated in the North Site.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Basingstoke.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located to the right 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 270cm x 410cm (8ft 10in x 13ft 5in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 43m (47yd 1in) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 57m (62yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • 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 dropped kerbs.

  • 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.

  • There are also 2 designated bays in Car Park 6, outside Art and Design - The Dairy (shown in photograph 2), which are approximately 100m from the main entrance.

  • There is a tarmac path, accessed by dropped kerbs, leading around the side of the building to the main entrance (photographs 3 and 4).

  • Photograph 5 shows the pay station for these car parks, located towards the rear of this building.

  • The car parks are pay and display or for permit holders.

  • Photograph 6 shows the smoking shelter, located in the car park.

  • 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 automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 106cm (3ft 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 leading to 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 have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

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

  • There is / are 1 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 deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the left going up.

  • 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.

  • Photographs 2-4 show the Interiors Workshop located in the extension at the rear of the building.

  • This contains marked, shallow steps leading up to the work booths.

  • Photograph 5 shows the Brickwork Workshop, also located in the extension at the rear of the building.

  • Photograph 6 shows the corridor leading to the extension at the rear of the building.

  • 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 leading into the plumbing workshop.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

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

  • The step(s) is / are located leading into the plumbing workshop.

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

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The plumbing workshop is at the rear of the building.

  • The yard area are outdoor work areas at the rear of the venue.

  • The area is not level and has an easy gradient throughout.

  • To access the larger yard area there is a threshold with no rounded edges in the doorway leading to it, as shown in Photograph 3.

  • There is also a smaller yard area (Photograph 4) at the rear left of the venue that does not have a threshold at the doorway.

  • Shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located There are two showers located towards the rear of the building.

  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located at the base of the shower.

  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located towards the rear of the building.

  • 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 219cm (4ft 3in x 7ft 2in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 not 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 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 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 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 126cm (4ft 2in).

  • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located towards the rear of the building.

  • The female and male toilets are 24m (26yd 9in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.