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Fitness First

Atlanta Boulevard, Romford, Essex, RM1 1TB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a Fitness Suite, Boxing Gym and a Fitness Studio.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Romford.
  • The nearest underground station is Elm Park.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally busy.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 250cm (8ft 2in).
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 3 hour time limit for patrons.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the corner of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open both ways.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Level Change (Entrance - Reception & Fitness Suite)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located ahead as you enter.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp leads from the main entrance down to the reception area and then continues to reach part of the fitness suite.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the ground & first floors.
    • The fitness suite is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is level 3 qualification.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes free weights.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
  • Comments View
    • the ramp mentioned in the reception level change section must be used to access the fitness suite. The lift provides access to the first floor section of the fitness suite.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 149cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy ramp in front of the lift entrance on the ground floor.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the venue.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 220cm (7ft 3in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is 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 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • 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 poor.
    • The lighting levels are poor.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.

Standard Changing Room (Male Changing Room)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 24m (26yd 9in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing rooms are located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via 3+ medium (11 -17cm) steps.

Standard Shower (Male Shower)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the changing rooms.
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via 3+ medium (11 -17cm) steps.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.