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A1(M) - Baldock Services - EXTRA - Changing Places

A1(M) Junction 10, Radwell, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 5TR

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Route Summary

  • The following is a brief summary of the route from the Blue Badge parking to the Changing Places.
  • The car park is located at the front of the building.
  • There is step free access from the Blue Badge parking bays to the entrance.
  • The entrance is two sets of automatic doors.
  • There is step free access along the walkways to the Changing Places.
  • The Changing Places is located at the rear of the building.

Changing Places

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is located at the rear of the food hall.
    • The facility is approximately 44m from the main entrance.
    • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
    • There is level access to the facility.
    • The facility surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • There is a sign at the entrance to the Changing Places facility indicating the location of the nearest toilets and baby changing facilities.
    • The door(s) open(s) inwards.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 270cm x 360cm .
    • The ceiling height is at a minimum of 2.4m.
    • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 265cm.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 220cm.
    • Dropdown rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • As you face the toilet there are vertical grab rails on both sides.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • There is a spatula flush.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The toilet seat contrast is good.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm for the toilet.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
  • Changing Bench and Hoist Details View
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm.
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • Other Facilities View
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the wall fixed soap dispenser is 97cm.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The wide paper roll dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the wide paper roll dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 92cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 150cm from the floor.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 67cm.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is activated by a sensor.