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Downpatrick Campus - De Courcey Hair and Beauty Salons

Block A, South Eastern Regional College, Market Street, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6LZ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The De Courcey Hair and Beauty Salons are located on levels 1 and 2 of Block A.
    • Hair salons are located on level 1, beauty salons on level 2.
    • For more details, and to make an appointment, please call 028 4461 1506.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Downpatrick.
  • The nearest mainline station is Lisburn.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

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 venue.
    • 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 8 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 550cm (11ft 6in x 18ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 11m (12yd 1in) from the Block A entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Block A entrance.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • 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 quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Block A Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is also used by Hair and Beauty and McNeill Room customers using the designated bays.
    • During the Covid-19 Pandemic Block A Entrance is the main entrance for the whole college.
    • Students, Staff and Visitors are asked to exit via Block B Entrance.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Block A entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception desk is located on level 1, just past the hair and beauty lift.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.
  • Comments View
    • The salon's opening times vary throughout the year, please telephone 028 4461 1506 for more information.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors (Stairs 1)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1, 2 and 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located between the two sets of doors at the entrance.
    • Stairs 2 and 3 are located in the corners of the building, and access level 4.
    • During the Covid-19 Pandemic Students, Staff and Visitors are asked to go up/down the stairs on the left.
    • Some of the stairs are only for going up or down.
    • There is clear signage at the stairs.

Lift (Hair and Beauty Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the Block A entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1 and 2.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Block A 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 107cm x 130cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • During the Covid-19 Pandemic the lift can only be used by one person at a time.

Accessible Toilet (Level 1)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, pictorial and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Block A entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on level 1, past hair and beauty and just before the McNeill Room.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 230cm (4ft x 7ft).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 49cm (19in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 112cm (3ft) high.
    • 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 3").
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Changing Room (Level 2)

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level 2, past the beauty (commercial) salon.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the hair and beauty lift.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the beauty (commercial) salon.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 246cm x 218cm (8ft 1in x 7ft 2in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; handrails and a wheel in shower.
  • Other fixtures/facilities available include; an accessible toilet and a functional alarm.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).

Accessible Shower (Level 2)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Accessible Changing Room - Level 2)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is tactile, Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the hair and beauty lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the changing room on level 2.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 246cm x 218cm (8ft 1in x 7ft 2in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 177cm (5ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is 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 internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet on level 1.

Standard Changing Room (Level 2)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level 2, right as you exit the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the hair and beauty lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the beauty (commercial) salon.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The showers are accessed by a deep step.
    • There are student male and female changing rooms and a client changing room located here.
    • There are also staff changing rooms located further along the level 2 corridor.

Standard Toilet(s) (Level 1)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.