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Fitness Suite

North Block 1, Chesterfield College, Infirmary Road, Chesterfield, S41 7NG

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Introduction

  • The Fitness Suite is located on the 1st floor of North Block and is open for curriculum use only.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Chesterfield.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Chesterfield.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of reception entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 390cm x 500cm (12ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the lift entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 11m (12yd 1in) from the lift 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 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.

Outside Access (Lift Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 92cm (3ft).

Level Change (Lift Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located past reception.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 220cm (3ft 5in x 7ft 3in).
  • There are 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 a hearing loop system.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Fitness Suite Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the fitness suite entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating in the reception area.
    • The seats do not have armrests.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the fitness suite.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the fitness suite entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes hand bike, free weights, recumbent cycle, variable pulley.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is not level access to all of the equipment.

Level Change (Weights and Fitness Area)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the weights and fitness area.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located right side of the room.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the right as you enter.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the fitness suite entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the male standard changing room.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the female standard changing room.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest toilet is located within Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. Please see the guide for Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy for further details.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within standard changing rooms.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate shower cubicles in the female standard changing room (shown in photograph 2).
    • There is 1 deep step created by the shower tray in the female standard changing room showers (shown in photograph 3).

Level Change (Shower and Toilet)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the shower and toilet.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available 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.