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A1(M) - Baldock Services - EXTRA Toilet Facilities

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

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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.

Accessible Toilet (Left Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the food hall.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 45m from the main entrance.
    • 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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The door(s) open(s) outwards.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 174cm.
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • The lighting is permanent.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 30cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side (on top of the cistern).
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are nappy/incontinence items bin and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 178cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm.
    • The toilet seat 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 contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 83cm.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The wash basin tap type is push.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wall fixed soap dispenser is 104cm.
    • 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 128cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby changing table available.
    • The height of the baby changing table is 90cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located at the rear of the food hall.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The toilet(s) is/are approximately 44m from the main entrance.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet entrance.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 89cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The lighting is permanent.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 107cm.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located at the rear of the food hall.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The toilet(s) is/are approximately 45m from the main entrance.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet entrance.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 90cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The lighting is permanent.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 115cm.