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Bristol Airport, North Side Road, Bristol, BS48 3DY

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • Bristol Airport Special Assistance please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
  • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • There is a changing places facility available in the Terminal Building, near the Arrivals Hall.

Related Access Guides (Check In Hall)

Security Gates

  • The security gates are located to the left after exiting the lift.
  • There is step free access to the security gates.
  • The assistance lane is located at the far left of the gates.
  • The width of the assistance gate is 93cm.
  • The height of the bar code scanner is 94cm.
  • There is a member of staff available to provide assistance.
  • The width of the standard gates are 55cm.
  • The height of the bar code scanner is 94cm.

Security Checkpoint

  • The security checkpoint hall has wheelchair access at each pair of desks.
  • Passengers with disabilities who need to be checked are usually taken through desks 1-2 (A) or 9-10 (E). The X-ray equipment at 9-10 is larger and can be used to check certain aids, additionally there is more space and more privacy at the end desks.
  • Passengers with wheelchairs, mobility aids, assistance dogs, prostheses and equipment such as cochlear implants and pacemakers may be checked in a different way.
  • Some passengers may need additional privacy, for example people wearing medical equipment or those with autism and other mental health needs.
  • The process is quick and discreet and family groups are not split up.
  • The standard security metal detector is 74cm wide and every pair of desks has a bypass gate at 105cm wide for access if required.
  • Beyond the detector is a security scanner pod.
  • The passenger stands in the pod with their feet on the yellow prints on the floor and then they adopt the position illustrated.
  • On leaving the scanner the staff may need to manually check anything which has shown up (for example zips, belts etc).
  • Any passenger who would have difficulty standing, adopting the position or any other reason can be manually checked with a handheld scanner.
  • It is preferable, but not essential, for those passengers to use gates 1-2 (A) or 9-10 (E).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Post Security - Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located after the security area, before World Duty free.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 220cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and nappy/incontinence items bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 89cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Post Security)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located after the security area, before World Duty free.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Related Access Guides (World Duty Free and Sunflower Route to Departure Lounge)