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70-76 Argyle Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2 8AG

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Introduction

Making Stores Covid-19 Secure

  • External queuing points have been clearly marked where possible to allow for social distancing.
  • The number of people allowed in store has been limited to allow more space for each customer.
  • A member of staff will be available at the entrance door to manage the queue and offer sanitiser.
  • Entrance and exit doors may have been repurposed to allow for social distancing and are clearly marked.
  • Additional hygiene measures, including hand sanitizing, has been installed at the store entrance and throughout the store.
  • Equipment on the shop floor has been located to allow for social distancing.
  • Floor signage has been installed to help with social distancing.
  • Some staircases and escalators may have been repurposed to allow one direction of travel only to allow for social distancing.
  • Lifts have waiting areas to allow for social distancing. Only one person or one household is permitted in the lift at any one time. Lifts have hand sanitizer available at all landings.
  • Till points have clear screens installed to allow for social distancing. Tills and card readers are wiped down after each transaction.
  • All staff members will be wearing clear visors and will be regularly sanitising their hands.
  • All staff members will maintain 2 metres social distancing at all times.
  • All regular touch points are cleaned frequently throughout the day.

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a team member available for help and assistance.
  • There is a home delivery service available from the store.
  • All items available in store are available online and deliverable to store.
  • There is an Order and Collect service in the store.
  • Customers can obtain online Order and Collect items from the Menswear till point.
  • The store does play background music.
  • There is a/are hearing assistance system(s) located at the Womenswear till point(s), at the Menswear till point(s) and at the Childrenswear till point(s).

Public Transport and Parking

  • Public Transport View
    • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the store.
    • The nearest train station is Argyle Street.
    • The nearest underground tube station is St Enoch.
  • Parking View
    • The store does not have its own car park.
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the store).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Queen Street.
    • There is a public car park within approximately 200m of the store.
    • The public parking facilities are located on St Enoch Square.
    • There is not a designated drop-off point.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There are fixed bollards on the approach.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 140cm.
    • The bollards do not have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.

Outside Access (Argyle Street)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Argyle Street.
    • 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.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 157cm.
    • There are security barriers at this entrance.
    • There is a team member available for assistance at this entrance.
    • There is wayfinding signage available at this entrance.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (Queen Street)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Queen Street.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • 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 154cm.
    • There are security barriers at this entrance.
    • There is a team member available for assistance at this entrance.
    • There is wayfinding signage available at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • 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.

Womenswear

  • Womenswear View
    • Womenswear is located on the ground floor, ahead as you enter the Queen Street entrance.
    • There is step free access to Womenswear.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Womenswear aisle(s).
    • There is a/are ramp(s) within the Womenswear aisle(s).
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • Till Point(s) View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the Womenswear till point(s).
    • The nearest Womenswear till point(s) is/are approximately 14m from the Queen Street entrance.
    • The till point(s) is/are not clearly signed.
    • The height of the Womenswear till point(s) is/are 101cm.
    • There is a lowered section at the till point(s).
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the till point(s).
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till point(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till point(s) is/are placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 17 fitting room(s) in total within Womenswear, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room.
    • There is step free access to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The accessible fitting room(s) is/are not clearly signed.
    • There is a curtain opening to access the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The clear width of the fitting room opening is 120cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 159cm x 188cm.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down rail in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible fitting room(s), the bottom edge of the mirror is 12cm from the floor.
    • There are coat hooks in the accessible fitting room(s) at 107cm and 132cm from the floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down/tip up chair in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 41cm.
    • There is a functional assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the assistance bell from the floor is 106cm.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 16 standard fitting room(s) within Womenswear.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s).
    • The fitting room(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Level Change (Womenswear)

  • Ramp / Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope located on the ground floor, in the centre of the store.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access the rear of Womenswear, including the till point and fitting rooms.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) located on the ground floor, in the centre of the store.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access The rear of Womenswear, including the till point and fitting rooms.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter the Argyle Street entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the Argyle Street entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are basement, ground floor and first floor.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is another set of stairs to the rear of the store giving access to the ground floor and first floor (shown in photographs 3 and 4).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter the Argyle Street entrance.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Argyle Street entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A team member does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are basement, ground floor and first floor.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • There is not a colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate.
  • There is a fair colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 199cm (3ft 11in x 6ft 6in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Childrenswear

  • Childrenswear View
    • Childrenswear is located on the basement level, ahead as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Childrenswear, via lift.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Childrenswear aisle(s).
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • Till Point(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Childrenswear till point(s).
    • The nearest Childrenswear till point(s) is/are approximately 7m from the lift.
    • The till point(s) is/are not clearly signed.
    • The height of the Childrenswear till point(s) is/are 100cm.
    • There is a lowered section at the till point(s).
    • The height of the lowered section at the till point(s) is 76cm.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section(s) of the till point(s).
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the till point(s).
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till point(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till point(s) is/are placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 3 fitting room(s) in total within Childrenswear, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room.
    • There is step free access to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The accessible fitting room(s) is/are not clearly signed.
    • There is a curtain opening to access the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The clear width of the fitting room opening is 100cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 135cm x 255cm.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space in the accessible fitting room(s), due to the dimensions.
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down rail in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible fitting room(s), the bottom edge of the mirror is 14cm from the floor.
    • There are coat hooks in the accessible fitting room(s) at 99cm and 133cm from the floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down/tip up chair in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 43cm.
    • There is a functional assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the assistance bell from the floor is 100cm.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 2 standard fitting room(s) within Childrenswear.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s).
    • The fitting room(s) is/are not clearly signed.
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Menswear

  • Menswear View
    • Menswear is located on the first floor, ahead as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Menswear, via lift.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Menswear aisle(s).
  • Till Point(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Menswear till point(s).
    • The nearest Menswear till point(s) is/are approximately 10m from the lift.
    • The till point(s) is/are not clearly signed.
    • The height of the Menswear till point(s) is/are 100cm.
    • There is a lowered section at the till point(s).
    • The height of the lowered section at the till point(s) is 76cm.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section(s) of the till point(s).
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the till point(s).
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till point(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till point(s) is/are placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 7 fitting room(s) in total within Menswear, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room.
    • There is step free access to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The accessible fitting room(s) is/are not clearly signed.
    • There is a curtain opening to access the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The clear width of the fitting room opening is 82cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 204cm x 203cm.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down rail in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible fitting room(s), the bottom edge of the mirror is 14cm from the floor.
    • There are coat hooks in the accessible fitting room(s) at 102cm and 133cm from the floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm, but the pull cord is out of reach (10cm+ from the floor).
    • There is a drop down/tip up chair in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 42cm.
    • There is a functional assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the assistance bell from the floor is 100cm.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 6 standard fitting room(s) within Menswear.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s).
    • The fitting room(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Home

  • Home View
    • The Home department is located on the first floor, to the rear left of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to the Home department, via lift.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Home department aisle(s).
  • Till Point(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Home department till point(s).
    • The nearest Home department till point(s) is/are approximately 40m from the lift.
    • The till point(s) is/are not clearly signed.
    • The height of the Home department till point(s) is/are 101cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the till point(s), however there are clipboards and portable chip & pin machines available.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till point(s).
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till point(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till point(s) is/are placed in front of a background which is patterned.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.