Engineering and Automotive Technologies

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

01256 306 484

information@bcot.ac.uk

www.bcot.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 30/03/2016

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include automotive and engineering workshops, animal management and science teaching rooms and labs.

  • The automotive workshop is accessible to persons with mobility impairments by exiting the main building and then using the separate entrance.

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

  • This venue is situated in the South Site.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Basingstoke.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located to the left 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 560cm x 310cm (18ft 4in x 10ft 2in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 25m (27yd 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 slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

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

  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • 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 single width.

  • The door opening is 186cm (6ft 1in) wide.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the main entrance.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • There are no doors at this entrance.

  • The door opening is 300cm (9ft 10in) wide.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • This information is for the entrance located The rear of the venue.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

  • Please note this entrance leads onto the 1st floor.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located at the rear of the building.

  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • 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 medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is not level access to the service.

  • 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.

  • 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 on the left of the entrance foyer.

  • 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.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located on the right of the entrance foyer.

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

  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp leads up to level 1 of the building.

  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located off the level 1 corridor to the workshop.

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

  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • These steps can be overcome by using the separate entrance to the Automotive Workshop.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located off the level 1 corridor to the workshop.

  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do 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 at the far end of the level 1 corridor.

  • There is / are 15 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the left going up.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the foyer, at the top of the ramp.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 110cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • 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 does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • A key is required to operate this lift and is obtained by contacting the Estates department via the main reception in Building G.

  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing rooms are located off the ground floor corridor.

  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

  • There are separate male and female changing rooms located just outside the Automotive workshops.

  • There is level access to these changing rooms from the Automotive Workshop entrance.

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

  • 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 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the right as you enter 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 outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

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

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 280cm x 220cm (9ft 2in x 7ft 3in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency 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 coat hook.

  • Wall mounted 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 are not mirrors.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The hand dryer is 103cm (3ft 5in) high.

  • 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 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 grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional accessible toilets located on levels 1 and 2. The toilet on level 2 has the transfer space on the right.

  • Both of these toilets also have mirrors at suitable heights for wheelchair users.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located at the far end of the level 1 corridor.

  • The female and male toilets are 80m (87yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The toilets contain cubicles with doors that open outwards.

  • 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.