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Tesco Banbridge Superstore

25a Castlewellan Road, Banbridge, BT32 4AX

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Summary

  • The details within this access guide relate to the store and not the supermarket.

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a colleague available for help and assistance.
  • Customers should request help or assistance from the Customer Services Counter.
  • This store is part of the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme.
  • The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme helps people with hidden disabilities which aren’t always obvious – such as autism, dementia and visual or hearing impairments.
  • There is not a colleague trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • There is a/are powered wheelchair(s) and mobility/electric scooter(s) with large basket(s) attached available to borrow.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the Customer Services Counter.
  • There is not a seat/chair available within the store.
  • There is a defibrillator in store.
  • The types of trolley available at this store include; standard (large), standard (shallow), standard (large) with baby seat, wheelchair attachable and adapted with padded seat.
  • There is not a water bowl available for assistance dogs.
  • There is a Tesco Grocery Click+Collect service in the store.
  • Customers can obtain online Tesco Grocery Click+Collect items from the car park collection station.
  • There is not a portable hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • During the renovations the Click+Collect service operates from a vehicle parked in the car park. The vehicle is available during customer determined collection times.

Parking

  • The store does have its own parking facilities.
  • The car park is located Off Castlewellan Road.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Parking View
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 13 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 240cm x 465cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to one side and the rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bays have not got at least the recommended width of 120cm.
    • The side zones consistently measured 100cm with the end zone measuring 120cm.
    • To use a Blue Badge Bay a valid Blue Badge must be displayed at all times.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free (unlimited time).
    • Payment signs are not provided.
    • Payment signs are located Parking terms and conditions are prominently displayed in the car park.
    • Payment machines are located There are no parking payment machines at this venue.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • Pedestrian walkways are available in the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance(s) is tarmac and block paving.
    • There is a pedestrian crossing between the designated Blue Badge parking bays and the entrance.
    • The pedestrian crossing is level (flush) with the Blue Badge parking bays and is level with the approach to the entrance(s).
    • The pedestrian crossing has tactile paving on both sides.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is a/are clearly marked drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off point(s) is/are located besides the ATM .
    • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the drop-off point(s) and the entrance.
    • The drop off points are currently not available due to the building work under way in the area of the drop of points.

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located as you approach the entrance from the car park the ATMs are to the right.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 25m from the the main entrance.
  • There are bollards on the approach to the ATM(s).
  • The height of the bollard(s) is 100cm.
  • The bollards have a visual identification band.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 106cm.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 90cm and 124cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.
  • Although the store has two ATMs one has been taken out of service to meet the requirements of social distancing .

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • There are bollards on the approach.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 110cm.
    • The bollards contrast(s) visually with the paving.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 270cm.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
    • This slope is the natural drift of the car park towards the store.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the building as you approach from the car park.
    • The entrance area/door is not 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 area which may look like a hole to some people.
    • 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 160cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 165cm.
    • There are identical sets of doors at either side of the entrance foyer.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The security pillars do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 190cm.
    • A product display serves as a barrier to divert new customers from the car park through the foyer and into the store. On the other side of the barrier the customers who have completed their shopping are diverted through the exit doors towards the car park.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 80cm.

Counter

  • The counter is located to your left as you enter the store.
  • The counter is approximately 15m from the the entrance to the store.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the counter.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
  • The counter is clearly signed.
  • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the counter.
  • The counter is not placed in front of a plain background.
  • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
  • The height of the counter is 101cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is a lowered section of the counter.
  • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 76cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
  • The counter is staffed.
  • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the counter.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Colleagues are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 14/10/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the store.
    • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
    • The minimum aisle width is 115cm.
    • Some aisles are reduced in width due to produce displays while other with building support pillars.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There are mats in aisles that might be perceived as holes.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Resting/seating areas are not available in this store.
    • A seat can be made available if required.
    • Background music is played at all times.
  • Signage View
    • Overhead aisle signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the store.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.

F&F Clothing

  • F&F Clothing View
    • F&F Clothing is located to the right as you enter the store.
    • F&F Clothing is approximately 55m from the store entance.
    • F&F Clothing is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to F&F Clothing.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to F&F Clothing.
    • F&F Clothing is clearly signed.
    • The majority of aisle widths are not 150cm+.
    • The minimum aisle width is 100cm.
    • Some aisles are reduced in width due to produce displays.
    • There is some flooring in this area which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • Resting/seating areas are not available in this area.
    • A seat can be made available if required.
    • Background music is played at all times.
  • Counter View
    • The counters have been removed and customers are requested to use one of the staffed checkouts.
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • Although the fitting rooms are still located within the F&F section they that have been taken out of service.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 0 standard fitting room(s) within the store.
  • Comments View
    • Although the fitting rooms are still located within the F&F section they are no longer in use.

Café

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to your left as you enter the store behind the customer services counter.
  • There is step-free access to the café.
  • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
  • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
  • Colleagues can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
  • Menu types include; picture wall menus and written wall menus.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • Colleagues can read menus to customers if requested.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks and drinks.
  • Takeaway cups are available.
  • Adapted cups are not available.
  • Adapted cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • This area does play background music.
  • Background music is played at all times.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system .
  • The height of the counter is 89cm.
  • There is not a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The café operates a paper-based track and trace system.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
  • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 74cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • There are also high tables, armchairs and bench seats.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl and laminate.
  • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located to right as you enter the store .
    • There is step-free access to the checkout(s).
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the checkout(s).
    • The checkout(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The lighting levels at the checkout(s) are good.
    • There is a/are staffed checkout(s) and self-service checkout(s).
  • Staffed Checkout(s) View
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the staffed checkout(s).
    • The staffed checkout(s) is not/are not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The height of the staffed checkout(s) is/are 90cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The chip & pin card machines are not accessible from the staffed checkout(s).
    • There is not a/are not hearing assistance system(s) at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The following staffed checkout(s) have a hearing assistance system; 13 and 11.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are signed.
    • Colleagues are trained to use the hearing assistance system(s).
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance systems were tested at the following staffed checkout(s); 13 and 11.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 14/10/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were working at the time of testing.
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 64cm and 137cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are not accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).
  • Scan as you Shop View
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).
    • Scan as you shop customers are advised to use the staffed or self service checkouts.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room.
  • The parent and baby room is located 62 metres from the store entrance ,turn left and look for the customer toilets sign on your left.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 62m from the entrance to the store.
  • There is step-free access into the parent and baby room.
  • A colleague does not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table is 75cm.
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 74cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to your right as you enter the store.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 70m (76yd 1ft) from the entrance to the store.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is medium.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 190cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 3in).
    • 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 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a sensor flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is not 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 low.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is low.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not 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 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 backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is low.
    • 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 is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to your right as you enter the store.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 62m from the store entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The height of the lowered wash basin is 71cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.