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Learning & Professional Development Centre

59/60 The Covert, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG

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COVID-19 Information (Keele University)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Learning and Professional Development.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park D)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located outside the sports centre.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the sports centre.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 540cm (11ft 6in x 17ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, Blue Badge holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for non permit holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located close to the Blue Badge parking bays.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the the rest of the campus.
    • The nearest designated bay is 36m (39yd 1ft) from the sports centre entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building to the right.
  • Entrance View
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to house 59.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the building.
  • Entrance View
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is at a height of 127cm.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to the ground floor of house 60.

Reception

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There are 3 deep, well marked steps, with a handrail on the left hand side going up (shown in photograph 1), located to the left of the main entrance as you enter. They link the ground floors of houses 59 and 60. These steps can be overcome by using the two separate entrances into the building.
    • To access staff room number 10, located on the ground floor of House 60, there is a deep, well marked step leading down (photograph 2), followed by a medium, well marked step leading up into the room (photograph 3). Neither of these steps have handrails.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 13 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is not a landing.
    • There is a similar set of stairs at the opposite end of the building, with 13 deep clearly marked steps and a handrail on the right going up.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the hot desk room and training room number 2.

Accessible Toilet.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
  • This accessible toilet is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • This accessible toilet is located ahead on entering the main entrance.
  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • This is a unisex toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door weight is light.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 254cm (4ft 12in x 8ft 4in).
  • 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 left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
  • There is not a coat hook.
  • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.
  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the towel dispenser is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 2m from the side entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.