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Gates 1-8

Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Aviation House, Prestwick, South Ayrshire, KA9 2PL

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Access to the gates is from the rear of the Departure Lounge.
    • Step free access is available to Gates 3, 7 and 8.
    • Other gates can be accessed externally via the apron or access road walkways from Gates 3, 7 and 8.
    • This also applies for arrivals so as to provide step free access to the terminal.
    • Passengers using alternative routes are always accompanied by a member of staff.

Outside Access (Departure Gates Entrances)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Departure Lounge.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • The doors are permanently held open when in use.
    • There are 2 identical entrances, one for Gate 1 only and one for Gates 2-8.

Passenger Assistance Area

  • There is a main passenger assistance area immediately before the entrances leading out to the gates.
  • There are no doors to access to this area.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There are chairs available.
  • The chairs have one armrest, some on the left and some on the right.

Gate 1

  • There is stepped access to Gate 1.
  • It is approximately 50 metres from the Gate 1 entrance to the steps.
  • There are 15+ medium height steps.
  • Only the first step is clearly marked.
  • The steps have handrails on both sides.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • It is approximately 30 metres from the top of the stairs to the apron boarding area.
  • All doors enroute are held open during boarding times.

Gate 2

  • There is stepped access to Gate 2.
  • It is approximately 60 metres from the Gates 2-8 entrance to the steps.
  • There are 15+ medium height steps.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps have handrails on both sides.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • All doors enroute are held open during boarding times.
  • Alternative access to Gate 2 is via Gate 3 and the external access road to the apron.
  • There is an easy slope on the access road (shown in photograph 6).

Gate 3

  • There is stepped or lift access to Gate 3.
  • There is also an easy slope in the corridor leading to the Gate 3 stairs.
  • The slope is approximately 12 metres from the Gates 2-8 entrance.
  • The slope is 22 metres long and leads to the foot of the Gate 3 stairs.
  • There are 14 medium height steps.
  • The steps are clearly marked and have handrails on both sides.
  • A platform lift is available to overcome the steps.
  • The lift is located on the left hand side of the stairs.
  • The dimensions of the platform lift are 78cm x 96cm.
  • A member of staff always provides assistance in using the lift.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is an easy slope in the doorway leading out to the walkway to the boarding area.
  • It is approximately 60 metres from the stairs to the apron boarding area.
  • All doors en route are held open during boarding times.

Gate 4

  • Gate 4 is accessed from the top of the Gate 3 stairs.
  • There is stepped access to Gate 4 from Gate 3 (internally).
  • There are 14 medium height steps leading to Gate 4, 7 going up and 7 going down.
  • The steps are clearly marked and have handrails on the right going up and on both sides going down.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Alternative access is via the Gate 3 exit and the external access road.
  • The access road has an easy slope (photograph 4).
  • It is approximately 150 metres from Gate 3 to the Gate 4 apron boarding area using the external route.
  • All doors en route are held open during boarding times.

Gate 5

  • There is stepped access to Gate 5.
  • It is approximately 75 metres from the Gates 2-8 entrance to the steps.
  • There is also an easy slope in the corridor leading to Gate 5.
  • The slope is 22 metres long.
  • There is an accessible toilet close to Gate 5.
  • There are 15+ medium height steps to access Gate 5.
  • The steps are clearly marked and have handrails on both sides.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • All doors en route are held open during boarding times.

Gate 6

  • Gate 6 is accessed from the top of the Gate 5 stairs.
  • There is stepped access to Gate 6 from Gate 5 (internally).
  • There are 12 medium height steps leading to Gate 6, 6 going up and 6 going down.
  • The steps are clearly marked and have handrails on both sides.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Alternative access is via the Gate 3 exit and the external access road.
  • The access road has an easy slope (photograph 4).
  • It is approximately 150 metres from Gate 3 to the Gate 6 apron boarding area using the external route.
  • All doors en route are held open during boarding times.

Gate 7

  • There is ramped access to Gate 7.
  • It is approximately 130 metres from the Gates 2-8 entrance to Gate 7.
  • There are 2 easy slopes in the corridors leading to Gate 7.
  • There is an accessible toilet en route to Gate 7.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • All doors en route are held open during boarding times.
  • There is an easy slope immediately beyond the exit leading out to the apron boarding area.
  • It is possible to access other gates externally from Gate 7 using the marked walkways.

Gate 8

  • There is ramped access to Gate 8, which is adjacent to Gate 7.
  • It is approximately 130 metres from the Gates 2-8 entrance to Gate 8.
  • There are 2 easy slopes in the corridors leading to Gate 8.
  • There is an accessible toilet en route to Gate 8.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • All doors en route are held open during boarding times.
  • It is possible to access other gates externally from Gate 8 using the marked walkways.
  • There is an assistance help point phone to the left as you enter Gate 8.
  • The phone is 93cm High and just needs to be lifted to call for help.

Level Change (AViRAMP Step Free Boarding)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the runway to the plane.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • 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 both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The majority of the ramp is sheltered.
    • It has a non-slip surface with several level landings.
    • There are 2 avi-ramps available.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 90m (98yd 1ft) from the Departure Lounge.
    • This accessible toilet is located between Gates 4 and 5.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 185cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 1in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 144cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.