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Erith Yacht Club

Anchor Bay, Erith, Kent, DA8 2AD

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COVID-19 Information

  • There are external queuing points.
  • The external queuing points are clearly marked/signed.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is 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.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Customer toilets are available.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.

Introduction

  • Opening times vary.
  • Please contact the venue for details.
  • The club supports the Sailability Programme for assisiting disabled users.
  • Please see the club website for details.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Erith.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Slade Green.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the clubhouse.
    • 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 225cm x 590cm (7ft 5in x 19ft 4in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • 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.

Level Change (Pontoon)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the rear left of the clubhouse.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • When the tide is out, the pontoon is at a steep angle, but is flat when the tide is in.
    • A mobile hoist is available for staff to assist disabled users.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the car park.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Outside Access)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the car park.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the nearest designated bay.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 97cm x 145cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of 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.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.

Outside Access (Alternative Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance can be accessed through a card reader set at a height of 110cm .

Level Change (Alternative Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the right hand side of the clubhouse, next to the lift.
  • There is/are 15 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a conference/meeting room and small kitchen area on the second floor (photographs 5 to 9). The worktops in the kitchen are at a height of 100cm and there is a sink with twist/turn taps.

Restaurant Bar Internal (First Floor)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food is not available from the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

Accessible Bathroom - First Floor

  • The bathroom is unisex.
  • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
  • The accessible bathroom is 8m (26ft 2in) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible bathroom is located straight ahead on the left after you enter.
  • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
  • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible bathroom door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The dimensions of the bathroom are 247cm x 240cm (8ft 1in x 7ft 10in).
  • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the bathroom.
  • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
  • There is not a push button style of alarm.
  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
  • There is not a coat hook.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 6in).
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • 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.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The sink is 70cm (2ft 3in) high.
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 185cm (6ft ).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • There are mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The shower head height is adjustable.
  • The shower control type is twist/turn.
  • The shower seat is flip down.
  • The flip down or fixed seat height is 47cm (1ft 6in).
  • There are handrails available.
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is baby change flip down table at a height of 95cm.
  • The room was being used for storage at the time of survey (January 2022).

Standard Changing Room (Female - First Floor)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the alternative entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the first floor, in the main corridor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible shower area within the changing room with a flip down seat at a height of 48cm. There are horizontal as well as vertical fixed handrails. The shower heads are at a fixed height of 190cm.

Standard Changing Room (Male - First Floor)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the alternative entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the first floor, in the main corridor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible shower area within the changing room with a flip down seat at a height of 48cm. There are horizontal as well as vertical fixed handrails. The shower heads are at a fixed height of 190cm.

Standard Toilet(s) (Standard Changing Rooms - First Floor)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor, within the standard female changing room.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the alternative entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are moderate to good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor, within the standard male changing room.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the alternative entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are moderate to good.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead as you enter.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 97cm x 145cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of 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.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet (Second Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the second floor, in the main corridor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 230cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 7in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the internal 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 moderate to good.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.