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M65 - Blackburn with Darwen - Extra

M65 Junction 4, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 0DB

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Summary

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in March 2021.
  • The services are open 24 hours, however, some of the food services and other services opening times within the building may vary subject to government regulations.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • Entry to the building is via the doors at the left hand side of the entrance.
    Exit from the building is via the doors at the right hand side of the entrance.
    The second set of doors is separated by a barrier.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 101cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • The one-way system is marked with floor markings showing the direction of travel, and a floor marked barrier.
    The services may have to limit numbers of people entering the building during peak times for a short while.
  • Anyone staying in the services for 15 minutes or more are asked to register their attendance using Test and Trace.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There is a variety of free standing signage, wall mounted signage, and floor markings to help with social distancing throughout the building.
  • There are protective clear screens located at tills/counters.
  • Protective clear screens are located at all counters and tills.
  • Customer toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Getting Here

  • The southbound services are located off the M65 at Junction 4.
    From the eastbound carriageway exit the M65 at Junction 4 and take the third exit from the roundabout, signed Services.
  • From the westbound carriageway exit the M65 at Junction 4 and take the first exit from the roundabout, signed Services.
    At the next roundabout take the second exit, signed Services.
    The petrol station is off the first exit at the next roundabout, the amenities building and car park is off the third exit.
  • There is signage along the motorway indicating the distance to the services.
  • The main car park has 11 Blue Badge parking bays, 2 ecotricity electric charging points, 6 ionity electric charging points, and a number of standard parking bays.
  • There are 2 Blue Badge parking bay and additional standard parking bays located at the front of the petrol station.
  • Coach parking is located to the left hand side of the services.

Petrol Station

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is lighting in the car park.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • Additional parking is available outside the petrol station.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • There is not signage available to direct users to the Blue Badge parking bays.
    • There is/are 11 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 240cm x 474cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides but not at the rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bay(s) have at least the recommended width of 120cm.
  • Paying View
    • Parking charges apply after a limited time.
    • Free parking for all users is limited to 3 hours.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park and throughout the car park.
    • Payment term signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment for parking charges is made at a payment machine.
    • Payment machines are located at the front of the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is not a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • To see the parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • Pedestrian walkways are not available in the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 22m from the entrance.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the Blue Badge parking bay(s).

Electric Vehicle Charging Points (Ecotricity)

  • Standard Electric Vehicle Charging Point(s) View
    • There is a/are electric vehicle charging point(s) available.
    • The provider of the charging point(s) is ecotricity.
    • Rapid charging is available.
    • The electric vehicle charging point(s) is/are located to te front right of the car park.
    • Staff are able to provide assistance with the electric vehicle charging points.
    • Customers can get assistance by either phoning the services or going in and asking for help.
    • There is/are 2 electric vehicle charging point(s).
    • The electric vehicle charging bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the electric vehicle charging bay(s) surveyed are 228cm x 462cm.
    • The charging point(s) is/are located to the left side and to the right side as you approach the bay(s).
    • The height range of the electric vehicle charging point controls/screen is 133cm to 142cm.
    • The height range of the electric vehicle charging point nozzle slot is 74cm to 82cm.
    • An app is required to use the charging point(s).
    • Parking charges apply for all users (including Blue Badge holders).
    • Charging for all users is limited to 45 minutes.
    • Payment signs are not provided.
    • Payment for charging is made via an app/online.
    • For more information and a guide to electric vehicle charging please click here.
  • Blue Badge Electric Vehicle Charging Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not designated electric vehicle charging point(s) available for Blue Badge holders.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points (ionity)

  • Standard Electric Vehicle Charging Point(s) View
    • There is a/are electric vehicle charging point(s) available.
    • The provider of the charging point(s) is ionity.
    • Rapid charging is available.
    • The electric vehicle charging point(s) is/are located to the rear right of the car park.
    • Staff are able to provide assistance with the electric vehicle charging points.
    • Customers can get assistance by either phoning the services or going in and asking for help.
    • There is/are 6 electric vehicle charging point(s).
    • The electric vehicle charging bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the electric vehicle charging bay(s) surveyed are 278cm x 438cm.
    • The charging point(s) is/are located to the front as you approach the bay(s).
    • The height range of the electric vehicle charging point controls/screen is 1434cm to 160cm.
    • The height of the electric vehicle charging point nozzle slot is 110cm.
    • The charging point(s) require tap and pay (contactless payment).
    • Parking charges apply for all users (including Blue Badge holders).
    • Charging for all users is limited to 45 minutes.
    • Payment signs are not provided.
    • Payment for charging is made via an app/online.
    • For more information and a guide to electric vehicle charging please click here.
  • Blue Badge Electric Vehicle Charging Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not designated electric vehicle charging point(s) available for Blue Badge holders.

Seating Area (Outdoor)

  • The seating area is located at the front right of the building as you face it.
  • There is step-free access to the seating area.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.
  • In this area there are tables, chairs with armrests and picnic tables with fixed seating available.
  • Some tables are fixed to the floor.
  • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest table is 71cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest table is 75cm.
  • The standard height for the underside of tables is 71cm.
  • The surface of the seating area is block paving and concrete slabs.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'EXTRA'.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance area which may look like a hole to some people.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 225cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 213cm.
    • There are bollards at this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 133cm.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 102cm.
    • The bollards do not contrast visually with the paving.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 100cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 146cm.
    • The ramp has resting areas.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 13cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of walkways.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Background music is played throughout this area.
    • There is a play/activity area located to the front right of the building as you enter, in front of McDonald's.
    • The cash machine(s) is/are located to the right hand side of the building as you enter, in the seating area outside McDonald's.
    • The controls/screen heights of the cash machine(s) vary between 86cm and 115cm.
    • There are hand sanitisers in the building.
    • The height of the hand sanitisers range between 98cm and 134cm.
  • Signage View
    • There is signage for the shop(s)/restaurant(s) and overhead written signage available.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is not consistent throughout the building.

Seating Area

  • The seating area is located to the right hand side of the building as you enter.
  • There is step-free access to the seating area.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.
  • In this area there are tables and chairs with armrests available.
  • Chairs are not permanently fixed to the floor.
  • Tables are not permanently fixed to the floor.
  • The standard height for the underside of tables is 73cm.
  • Background music is played throughout this area.
  • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
  • The hand held sanitiser is located on a table at the front of the right hand area of the seating.

Conference / Meeting Room(s) (Meeting Room)

  • The room surveyed was Meeting Room.
  • Meeting Room is located to the rear right of the building, just before the toilets.
  • There is not wayfinding signage for the room.
  • There is clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • Staff can provide assistance getting to the room.
  • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is sufficiently wide enough (120cm+).
  • There is step-free access into the room.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 70cm.
  • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is good.
  • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system available for the room.
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room.
  • The distance between the floor and the underside of the table is 66cm.
  • The room has an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • A height adjustable desk is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room.
  • Room Details View
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is activated by a light switch.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 136cm from floor level.

Accessible Toilet (Right Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear right of the building as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 40m from the 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door(s) is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 159cm x 259cm.
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is activated by a sensor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 88cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • 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 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency pull cord 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 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 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 fixed horizontal rail without a padded backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • 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 poor.
    • 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).
    • 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 poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • 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 87cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is fair.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the rear right of the building as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The toilet(s) is/are approximately 35m from the entrance.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet entrance.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 88cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is permanent.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 138cm.

Parent and Baby Room

  • The parent and baby room is located to the rear right of the building as you enter.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 35m from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 78cm.
  • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is good.
  • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
  • The baby changing table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby changing table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby changing table once extended is 95cm.
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 77cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is push.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The lighting is permanent.
  • There is not a hand sanitiser.
  • There is a counter at a height of 75cm.

Standard Shower (Shared)

  • The shower facilities are located to the rear right of the building as you enter.
  • The shower facilities are approximately 35m from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the shower facilities.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the shower door.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm.
  • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is good.
  • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The lighting is permanent.
  • There is level access into the shower.
  • The shower is accessed by keycode.
    The keycode can be obtained from a member of staff.
    The height to the top of the keypad is 163cm.
    The height of the keypad handle is 152cm.
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Standard Shower (Female)

  • The shower facilities are located in the standard female toilets, to the rear right of the building as you enter.
  • The shower facilities are approximately 40m from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the shower facilities.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the shower door.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 79cm.
  • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
  • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The lighting is permanent.
  • There is level into the shower.
  • The shower is accessed by keycode.
    The height to the top of the keypad is 139cm.
    The height to the keypad handle is 129cm.

Emergency Evacuation Procedure

  • There are audio and visual alarms for emergencies.
  • Fire wardens/marshals are available on site.
  • There is not a/are not internal refuge point(s).
  • People exit the building using the fire exits or main entrance.
  • There is an external emergency meeting point.
  • The external emergency meeting point is located at the rear left of the car park.