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Holiday Inn Leeds - Garforth Hotel - Leisure Facilities

Wakefield Road, Garforth, LS25 1LH

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Leisure Facilities Introduction

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located on the grass areas surrounding the hotel.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The hotel does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located at the front of the hotel.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • Controls at the barrier are not within the range of 100cm to 110cm.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • There are additional car parks for staff and visitors.
    • The main car park has 3 Blue Badge bays. There is a car park to the left of the hotel facing the leisure facilities. The car park to the left has 1 Blue Badge bay. There is also a car park to the right of the hotel. The car park to the right has 1 Blue Badge bay.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 384cm x 506cm (12ft 7in x 16ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the car park.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is concrete tiles and block paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the hotel entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is a/are clearly marked drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off points(s) is/are located in front of the hotel entrance.
    • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are dropped kerbs.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the drop-off point(s) and the entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The barrier to enter the car park will rise automatically.
    • To exit a code has to be entered.
    • The exit code is supplied by reception staff when checking in.

Outside Access (Hotel Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hotel.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • 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 137cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The push pad or push button is 134cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 134cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet, stone and tiles.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways 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 corridors/walkways.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played in the hotel lobby, restaurant and the standard toilets.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Opening Times (Leisure Facilities)

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 07:00 - 20:00.

Outside Access (Leisure Facilities External Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the left hand side of the main hotel.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main 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 94cm.
  • 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 permanent.
    • There is not 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 138cm (4ft 6in).

Entrance (Leisure Facilities Internal Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor, in the left hand corridor of the hotel.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main 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 82cm.

Reception (Leisure Facilities)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you enter the leisure facilities internal entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the leisure facilities internal entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is tiles, stone and laminate.
  • Reception Seating Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the left as you enter the leisure facilities.
    • The fitness suite is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the leisure facilities internal hotel entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 73cm (2ft 5in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is in house.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes free weights, cable pulley machine, upper body machines, and a hand bike.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Swimming Pool

  • There is not level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 7 steps.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Step(s) (Changing Area - Swimming Pool)

  • There is a/are step(s) located leading from all changing rooms.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access the swimming pool, sauna and poolside shower.
  • There is/are 5 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are not 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.
  • There is a second lower handrail.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Lift (Changing Area - Swimming Pool)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located leading from all changing rooms.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the leisure facilities internal hotel entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A member of staff needs to be notified for use of the lift.
  • A member of staff is required to operate the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • There is not a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • The external controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 78cm x 93cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 1in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Standard Shower (Poolside)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the swimming pool area.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a medium height step to access these shower facilities caused by the shower tray.

Changing Area (Male)

  • Changing Area View
    • There is a/are changing area(s) available.
    • The changing area that was surveyed is located in the corridor to the right of reception.
    • The changing area is approximately 15m from the leisure facilities internal hotel entrance.
    • The changing area is approximately 9m from reception.
    • The changing area is approximately 8m from the swimming pool.
    • There is step free access to the changing area.
    • The facilities available within the changing area include; an accessible changing room/cubicle, standard showers, standard toilets and baby change facilities.
    • This is a male changing area.
    • Similar female changing area(s) are available.
    • 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 74cm.
    • The type of flooring in the changing area is tiles.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the changing area.
    • There are changing benches or seats within the changing area.
    • There are lockers within the changing area.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • The lighting levels in the changing area are good.
  • Shower Facilities View
    • Shower facilities are available.
    • There is step free access to the shower facilities.
    • Adjustable.
    • The shower control type(s) is/are twist/turn.
    • There is no seat for the shower(s).
    • There is not a/are not wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower(s).
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • Toilet facilities are available.
    • There is step free access to the toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • The lighting levels in the toilet(s) are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are available.
    • Baby changing facilities are located in the accessible changing room(s)/cubicle(s).
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room is located in the corridor to the right of reception.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the leisure facilities internal hotel entrance.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The width of the door is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 347cm x 202cm (11ft 5in x 6ft 8in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 275cm (9ft).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; a chair/stool, handrails, a drop down rail, a toilet, a wash basin and a wheel in shower.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 49cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • Other fixtures/facilities available include; a hand dryer.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • There is a mirror in the accessible changing room.
  • The mirror is not placed at a lower level (60cm from the floor) or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The locker is within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • The height of the seat is 51cm (1ft 8in).