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Tesco Falkirk Superstore

Glasgow Road, Camelon, Falkirk, FK1 4JB

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in May 2021.
  • There are external queuing points.
  • The external queuing points are not clearly marked/signed.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • The entrance lobby is separated into two sections, with entrance on the left and exit on the right, with barriers and product stands separating the two.
  • There is a traffic light system in place at the entrance/exit.
  • There is a colleague available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • The height of the hand sanitisers range between 90cm and 118cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There are freestanding hand sanitiser stations throughout the store, 120cm to 145cm high. There is hand held sanitiser available at counters, in the café, in the toilets, and at checkout desks.
  • There is a limited number of customers allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There is signage at the entrance and exit and throughout the store at aisle ends, with space markers in aisles and at queuing points.
  • There are protective clear screens located at checkouts/counters.
  • There are trolleys placed in front of the Customer Service desk to enable greater social distances.
  • Toilets are available.
  • There is a limit to the number of wash hand basins, hand dryers and cubicles to ensure social distance.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Summary

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a colleague available for help and assistance.
  • For help and assistance please enquire at the Customer Service desk on the left as you enter.
  • 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 wheelchair(s) and mobility/electric scooter(s) with large basket(s) attached available to borrow.
  • There is 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/headrest.
  • 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.
  • The defibrillator is located on the wall to the right of the Customer Service desk.

Getting Here

Parking

  • The store does have its own parking facilities.
  • The car park is located in front of and to the side of the store off Glasgow 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 and signposted.
    • There is/are 21 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 240cm x 470cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides and rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bays have at least the recommended width of 120cm.
    • There is a main bank of Blue Badge bays in front of the store with a pedestrian crossing, and additional bays at the side without a crossing required.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free for up to 2 hours.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located throughout the car park.
  • 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 pedestrian walkways are located There is a walkway between the Blue Badge bays, to the sides of the car park and in front of and to the side of the store. The walkways are edged by widely spaced 100cm to 110cm high black bollards with identification bands.
    • 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 to the right of the entrance lobby.
    • 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.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac.
    • There are bollards on the approach.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 100cm.
    • The bollards have a visual identification band.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 115cm.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Entrance (Store Entrance - Left)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the left side of the entrance lobby at the front of the store.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Welcome to Tesco'.
    • 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/do 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 167cm.
    • 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 197cm.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The barriers do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 178cm.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Entrance (Store Entrance - Right)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right side of the entrance lobby at the front of the store.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Welcome to Tesco'.
    • 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/do 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 158cm.
    • 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 179cm.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The barriers do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 179cm.
    • At the time of survey (May 2021) this entrance was being used as an exit only.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Counter (Customer Services Desk and Tobacconist)

  • The counter is located to the left as you enter the store.
  • The counter is approximately 5m from the store entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the counter.
  • There is not 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 100cm.
  • There is not 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.
  • 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 06/05/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • There are 97cm high queuing barriers, with a width of queuing width of 115cm for the main desk checkouts. Some people with visual disabilities may find difficulty seeing the barrier or access. There is clear access and a 150cm by 150cm turning area in front of the lowered section.

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 150cm.
    • There are product displays, promotions and bins that narrow some aisles. There are wooden pillars with stainless steel identification protector bands.
    • 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 moderate to good.
    • Resting/seating areas are available in this store.
    • Resting/seating areas are located There is seating in the café, in the checkout area at the front of the store, and bench seating externally.
    • There is bench seating and also a mixture of single seats with and without armrests.
    • 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 10m from the store entrance.
    • 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 70cm.
    • The aisles are narrowed by product stands and displays. There are low seats by the shoe displays.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Resting/seating areas are not available in this area.
    • A seat can be made available if required.
    • Background music is only played at certain times.
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 2 fitting room(s) in total within the store, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room .
    • The accessible fitting room(s) is/are not clearly signed.
    • There is not a curtain opening to access the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The clear width of the fitting room opening is 86cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 173cm x 198cm.
    • 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 mirror in the accessible fitting room(s), the bottom edge of the mirror is 68cm from the floor.
    • There are coat hooks in the accessible fitting room(s) at 121cm and 171cm from the floor.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a chair/stool in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 45cm.
    • There is a functional assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the assistance bell from the floor is 109cm.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 1 standard fitting room(s) within the store.
    • The fitting room(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • At the time of survey the standard fitting room was locked and at out of use.

Café

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the left as you enter at the front of the store.
  • 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; 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 meals and snacks.
  • Plastic/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 only played at certain times, the volume can be adjusted if requested.
  • There is a hearing assistance system .
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is located at the payment desk.
  • 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 06/04/2021.
  • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.
  • The height of the counter is 89cm.
  • The height of the tray counter/rail is 85cm.
  • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
  • The height between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 70cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 73cm.
  • The surface height of the lowest table is 55cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • There are also coffee tables, armchairs, sofas and bench seats.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet, vinyl and tiles.
  • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a colleague upon request.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located to the right as you enter at the front of 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 moderate to good.
    • There is a/are staffed checkout(s) only and staffed checkout(s).
  • Staffed Checkout(s) View
    • The following standard checkout(s) have a hearing assistance system; checkouts 11, 12.
    • 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); checkouts 11, 12.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 06/05/2021.
    • 11 - off / checkout not in use 12 - working.
  • Basket Only Checkout(s) View
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the basket only checkout(s).
    • The basket only checkout(s) is not/are not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The height of the basket only checkout(s) is/are 91cm.
    • There is a lowered section at the basket only checkout(s) .
    • The height of the lowered section at the basket only checkout(s) is 74cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the basket only checkout(s).
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the basket only checkout(s).
    • There is a/are hearing assistance system(s) at the basket only checkout(s).
    • The following basket only checkout(s) have a hearing assistance system; checkouts 1 and 2.
    • 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 basket only checkout(s);.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 06/05/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system on both checkouts 1 and 2 was working.
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 63cm and 130cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).
    • There are 3 card /contactless payment only checkouts and 3 cash and card payment checkouts.
  • Scan as you Shop View
    • The scan as you shop handsets may be collected on the right as you enter the store at the end of the checkout area. Scan as you shop payment may be made at any standard or self-service checkout.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the store next to the café.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the store 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 pictorial, written text and ‘Not All Disabilities Are Visible’ signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 161cm x 230cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 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 good.
    • There is not a/are not wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The alarm did not sound when tested.
    • 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 pedal bin 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 backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • 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 poor.
    • 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 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located to the left as you enter the store next to the café.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 35m from the store entrance.
    • 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 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located to the left as you enter the store next to the café.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m from the store entrance.
    • 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 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room.
  • The parent and baby room is located to the left as you enter the store next to the café .
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 30m from the store entrance.
  • There is step-free access to 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 not 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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.

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located to the right of the entrance lobby.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 20m from the store 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 116cm.
  • The height of the ATM(s) controls/screens is 96cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.