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Guernsey Employment Trust

Fort Complex, Les Tracheries Road, St Sampson, Guernsey, GY2 4SN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include help and support to find work for people with a disability, a job club, meeting rooms and employment support. Unit 1 contains meeting rooms. Unit 4 contains the main reception and meeting rooms.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • There is 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 to the side of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 334cm x 480cm (10ft 11in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main 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.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The surface of the Blue Badge bay and main car park is block paving.
    • The surface of the standard bays is loose chippings.
    • The Blue Badge bay is not clearly marked but has clear signage.

Outside Access (Unit 1 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the unit, at the front right of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is portable.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • Please contact a member of staff for use of the portable ramp.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp comprises of two narrow ramps which can be placed at a suitable width for the wheelchair user.

Outside Access (Unit 4 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the unit, at the front left of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with an open extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 101cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is portable.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • Please contact a member of staff for use of the portable ramp.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp comprises of two narrow ramps which can be placed at a suitable width for the wheelchair user.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Unit 4 entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bell.
    • The height to the bell is 89cm.
    • There are armchairs available in reception.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Job Club

  • The Job Club is located in Unit 4, ahead as you enter via the Unit 4 entrance.
  • There are no doors to enter the Job Club.
  • The opening into the Job Club is 131cm.
  • There is use of I.T. equipment.
  • The desks are low (76cm).
  • There are chairs.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • All chairs are height adjustable.
  • There are computers with auxiliary aids.
  • There is 1 computer with Supa Nova.
  • There is 1 computer with JAWS.
  • There is also a digital magnifier available on request.
  • There is a height adjustable desk which is available on request.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manouevre in the area.
  • There are footrests available on request.
  • There is a document holder available on request.
  • There is a large button telephone available on request.
  • There is a standard chair available without armrests.
  • There are magnifier clip on screens available on request.
  • A weighted blanket is available on request.

Level Change (Unit 1)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you enter Unit 1.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is portable.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Please contact a member of staff for use of the portable ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you enter Unit 1.
  • 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).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp comprises of two narrow ramps which can be positioned at a suitable width for the wheelchair user.

Boardroom/Training Room

  • The Boardroom/Training Room is located in Unit 1 to the left hand side of the building as you enter.
  • There are 2 doors to enter the room.
  • The doors are identical.
  • The door surveyed was the door closest to the Unit 1 entrance.
  • The door is single.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is light.
  • The clear door width is 70cm.
  • The Boardroom/Training Room is 7m from the Unit 1 entrance.
  • There is level access into the room.
  • There are desks and chairs.
  • The height of the desks is 69cm.
  • The chairs have armrests.
  • There is a large touchscreen computer for use in the room.
  • The height to the top of the touchscreen is 160cm.
  • The floor surface is even and clear of obstructions.

Meeting Rooms

  • There are 4 meeting rooms.
  • The meeting room surveyed is located to the centre left of Unit 1 as you enter.
  • The meeting room is 10m from the Unit 1 entrance.
  • There is level access into the room.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is single.
  • The door is light.
  • The clear door width is 74cm.
  • There is a computer desk.
  • The height of the computer desk is 70cm.
  • The height to the top of the computer screen is 121cm.
  • There is a height adjustable chair with armrests.
  • There is a small table.
  • The height of the table is 44cm.
  • There are chairs without armrests.
  • Chairs with armrests can be provided on request.
  • The flooring is even and there are no obstructions.

Kitchen

  • The kitchen is located at the front left of Unit 1 as you enter.
  • The kitchen is 14m from the Unit 1 entrance.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door has a self-closer and is heavy.
  • The clear door width is 70cm.
  • There is level access into the room.
  • The height of the worksurfaces is 92cm.
  • There is a sink.
  • The height of the sink is 93cm.
  • The taps are lever mixer.
  • There is a fridge.
  • The height to the handle is 79cm.
  • There is a dishwasher.
  • The height to the top control is 81cm.
  • There is a freestanding microwave.
  • The height to the top control is 113cm.
  • There is a table.
  • The height of the table is 71cm.
  • There are chairs.
  • The chairs do not have armrests.

Accessible Toilet (Unit 4)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 3m (3yd 10in) from the Unit 4 entrance first set of doors.
    • This accessible toilet is located between the first and second set of doors at the Unit 4 entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 164cm x 207cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 9in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • 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.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Unit 1)

Standard Toilet(s) (Unit 4)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the areas surrounding the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.
  • Home visits / services are available.