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M6 - Knutsford Services - Northbound - Moto - Changing Places

M6 Junction 18/19, Northwich Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0TL

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Route Summary

  • The following is a brief summary of the route from the Blue Badge parking to the Changing Places.
  • The car park is located at the front of the building.
  • Access from the Blue Badge parking to the entrance is via a steep slope.
  • The entrance is two sets of automatic doors.
  • There is step free access along the walkways to the Changing Places.
  • The Changing Places is located on the ground floor, ahead and to the left after you enter the services.

Changing Places

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is located on the ground floor, ahead and to the left after you enter the services.
    • The facility is approximately 35m from the entrance.
    • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
    • The facility is located close to other managed facilities (e.g. reception or service counter).
    • There is level access into the facility.
    • The facility surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from staff in WHSmith.
    • There is a sign at the entrance to the Changing Places facility indicating the location of the nearest toilets and baby changing facilities.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the door.
    • The door(s) open(s) outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 303cm x 415cm.
    • The ceiling height is at a minimum of 2.4m.
    • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The facility toilet has a transfer space on both sides.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 226cm.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 134cm.
    • Dropdown rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • As you face the toilet there are vertical grab rails on both sides.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 59cm.
    • The toilet has a lid obstructing the back rest/cistern/wall.
    • The toilet seat contrast is poor.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm for the toilet.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
  • Changing Bench and Hoist Details View
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm.
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • Other Facilities View
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the wall fixed soap dispenser is 93cm.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The wide paper roll dispenser is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the wide paper roll dispenser is 103cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 80cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 95cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm for the facility.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hooks are 84cm and 170cm from the floor.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is activated by a sensor.