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Hartlepool Sixth Form, Blakelock Road, Hartlepool, TS25 5PF

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in July 2021.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is not hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • Hand sanitisers are not available inside the venue.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There are a limited number of people allowed in the changing areas.
    The limits are clearly displayed on the door.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are available.
  • The accessible toilets are currently unavailable.
  • The standard changing rooms are currently unavailable, however the standard toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Summary

  • Service View
  • Building View
    • Services / Facilities within the building include; the sports hall, fitness suite, teaching rooms, staff rooms and changing rooms.
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Accessible toilet facilities with an accessible shower are located ahead as you enter the sport centre and in the external changing rooms.
    • Accessible changing facilities are located along the corridor ahead as you enter the sports centre.
    • Standard changing facilities are located ahead as you enter the sport centre, and externally at the left hand side of the area.

Useful Information

Getting Here

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front right of the building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Hartlepool Sixth Form.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 8 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 239cm x 589cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides but not at the rear.
    • The marked zone is 134cm wide.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is step free access from this car park.
    • Buildings are not clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is not a campus map available within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Hartlepool Sixth Form entrance.

Approach (Hartlepool Sixth Form Entrance)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac and concrete tiles.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
    • The bollard(s) does/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 (Hartlepool Sixth Form Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor.
    • 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 167cm.

Entrance (Sports Centre)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Hartlepool Sixth Form.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 155cm.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
  • Circulation View
    • There are no doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • There are no seats/chairs at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.

Gym (Fitness Studio)

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the gym.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
  • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
  • The door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The gym is staffed at specific times.
  • The gym is staffed during classes.
  • There is not an emergency alarm in the gym.
  • Staff do not receive training in assisting disabled people.
  • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
  • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes; free weights, cable resistance machines and upper body machines where fixed seats can be removed.
  • In this area there are bench seats available.
  • Background music is not played.
  • The flooring in the gym consists of carpet.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accessible Changing Room

  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible changing room was out of use at the time of the survey.
    • This accessible changing room is located ahead as you enter the Sports Centre.
    • This accessible changing room is approximately 9m from the Sports Centre entrance.
    • The accessible changing room is approximately 3m from the Fitness Studio.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible changing room.
    • A key is required for the accessible changing room.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff at the Reception desk.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the accessible changing room door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible changing room opening is 86cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is fair.
  • Changing Facilities View
    • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 229cm x 315cm.
    • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room include; a chair/stool, handrails, a dropdown rail, a toilet, a wash basin, a wheel in shower and a ceiling tracking hoist.
    • This is a shared changing room.
    • The type of flooring in the changing room is vinyl.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the accessible changing room.
    • There is seating available within the changing room.
    • The seating within the changing room includes: a flip down/tip up seat.
    • There are no lockers within the changing room.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
    • The lighting levels in the changing room are good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space on the left is 122cm.
    • The lateral transfer space on the right is 120cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin, a waste disposal bin and storage items.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 118cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head cannot be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • The colour contrast between the shower rails and wall is fair.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is fair.
    • There is not an emergency alarm for the shower.
  • Comments View
    • The spatula flush and the dropdown rail are located in the right hand transfer space.
    • The hoist covers all areas of the accessible changing room and is powered overhead.
    • The sling to the hoist is attached by hook and loop.

Changing Area (Internal)

  • Changing Area View
    • There is a/are changing area(s) available.
    • The changing area that was surveyed is located to the rear of the sports centre as you enter.
    • The changing area is approximately 4m from the sports centre entrance.
    • The changing area is approximately 15m from reception.
    • The changing area is approximately 5m from the sports hall.
    • There is step-free access to the changing area.
    • The facilities available within the changing area include; standard changing rooms/cubicles, standard showers and standard toilets.
    • This is a male changing area.
    • Similar female changing area(s) are available.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm.
    • The type of flooring in the changing area is vinyl.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the changing area.
    • There are changing benches or seats within the changing area.
    • There are lockers within the changing area.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • The lighting levels in the changing area are good.
  • Shower Facilities View
    • Shower facilities are available.
    • There is step-free access to the shower facilities.
    • The shower head height(s) is/are fixed.
    • The shower control type(s) is/are push.
    • There is no seat for the shower(s).
    • There is not a/are not wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower(s).
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • Toilet facilities are available.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • The lighting levels in the toilet(s) are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are not available.

Changing Area (External)

  • Changing Area View
    • There is a/are changing area(s) available.
    • The changing area that was surveyed is located at the rear of the building, with external access only.
    • The changing area is approximately 37m from the pitches.
    • There is step-free access to the changing area.
    • The facilities available within the changing area include; an accessible shower, standard showers and an accessible toilet.
    • This is a female changing area.
    • Similar male changing area(s) are available.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 96cm.
    • The type of flooring in the changing area is vinyl.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the changing area.
    • There are changing benches or seats within the changing area.
    • There are lockers within the changing area.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a water dispenser available.
    • The lighting levels in the changing area are good.
  • Shower Facilities View
    • Shower facilities are available.
    • There is step-free access to the shower facilities.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower(s).
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 48cm.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower(s).
    • The standard showers have a fixed head and push button controls.
      The accessible shower has a height adjustable head and lever controls.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • Toilet facilities are not available.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are not available.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Main Corridor - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet was out of use at the time of the survey.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter the Sports Centre.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Sports Centre entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is fair.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 156cm x 290cm (5ft 1in x 9ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 103cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 92cm (3ft).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Accessible Toilet(s) (External Changing Room - Female)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the female external changing room, ahead as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the external changing area entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a female toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 144cm x 265cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 8in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the toilet.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is no soap available.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is fair.