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Tesco Huddersfield Superstore

Viaduct Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1RW

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Summary

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a colleague available for help and assistance.
  • To get assistance please speak to a colleague at the Customer Service 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 wheelchair(s) 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 and wheelchair attachable.
  • There is a water bowl available for assistance dogs.
  • There is not a Tesco Grocery Click+Collect service in the store.
  • 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.

Parking

  • The store does have its own parking facilities.
  • The car park is located off Viaduct Street.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
  • The maximum height of the restriction barrier is 260cm (8ft 6in).
  • 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.
    • There is also a lower ground floor covered car park with lift access to the store.
  • 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 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 230cm x 480cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides but not at the rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bays have at least the recommended width of 120cm.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free for up to 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 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 not available in the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance(s) is tarmac.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 to 7 show the first floor car park.
    • Photographs 8 to 13 show the ground floor covered car park.
    • Photograph 14 shows the pedestrian crossing in the lower ground floor covered car park, leading from the Blue Badge Bays to the lift.
    • There is not textured paving at this crossing.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

  • There is not a/are not electric vehicle charging point(s) available.

Access Point (Market Street to the Store Entrance)

  • This information is for the access point located off Market Street.
  • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this access point.
  • Access Point View
    • There is no gate at this access point.
    • There are bollards at this entrance.
    • The bollards at the Access Point contrast with the paving. The bollards are 100cm high and 140cm wide.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the Access Point.
    • 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 the right going up.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located beyond the Access Point.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp shown in photographs 2 and 3 serves to access the lower ground car park and lift.
    • The steps lead directly to the store Entrance.

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located to the right of the store.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 5m from the Entrance.
  • There are bollards on the approach to the ATM(s).
  • The height of the bollard(s) is 97cm.
  • The bollards do not contrast visually with the tarmac.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 112cm.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 85cm and 140cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Approach (Upper Ground Car Park - Left)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac.
    • There are bollards on the approach.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 97cm.
    • The bollards do not contrast visually with the tarmac.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 112cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • Please note the Blue Badge bays are located to the left of the upper ground car park. There are no bollards on the approach to the Entrance from the right of the car park.

Entrance (Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the store.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Hello'.
    • 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 160cm.
    • 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 80cm.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the majority of the store.
    • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
    • 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.
    • 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 at the rear right of the store.
    • F&F Clothing is approximately 50m from the Entrance.
    • Clear signage for F&F Clothing is not visible from the lift.
    • 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 150cm+.
    • 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.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 0 standard fitting room(s) within the store.

Tesco Mobile

  • Tesco Mobile Area View
    • Tesco Mobile is located to the left of Customer Service.
    • Tesco Mobile is approximately 17m from the Entrance.
    • Clear signage for Tesco Mobile is not visible from the lift.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to Tesco Mobile.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to Tesco Mobile.
    • Tesco Mobile is not clearly signed.
    • Resting/seating areas are not available in this area.
    • There is bench seating only.
    • A seat can be made available if required.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Counter View
    • 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 not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is not staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
  • Consultation Desk(s) View
    • Tesco Mobile has 2 consultation desk(s) available.
    • The consultation desk surveyed is 1m from the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the consultation desk(s).
    • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the desk(s) is 66cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk(s).
    • There is bench seating only.

Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy Area View
    • The Pharmacy is located rear right of the store.
    • The Pharmacy is approximately 40m from the Entrance.
    • Clear signage for the Pharmacy is not visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the Pharmacy.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the Pharmacy.
    • The Pharmacy is clearly signed.
    • There is some flooring in this area which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Resting/seating areas are available in this area.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • Background music is played at all times.
  • Counter View
    • 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 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 not 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 not trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 21/10/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system was not working at the time of testing.
  • Consultation Room(s) View
    • The pharmacy has 1 consultation room(s) available.
    • The consultation room is 4m from the counter.
    • The consultation room is not clearly signed.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the consultation room.
    • There is a/are door(s) leading into the consultation room.
    • There is written signage on or near the door.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The clear door width is 71cm.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The consultation room is fully enclosed.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located ahead and to the left as you enter.
    • 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 93cm.
    • 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 a/are hearing assistance system(s) at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The following staffed checkout(s) have a hearing assistance system; number 11 and 16.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are signed.
    • Colleagues are not 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); number 11 and 16.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 28/10/2021.
    • The hearing loop at number 11 was not working.
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 62cm and 140cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).
  • Scan as you Shop View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 62cm and 140cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).

Counter (Customer Service)

  • The counter is located ahead and to the left as you enter.
  • The counter is approximately 16m from the Entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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 95cm.
  • 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 not trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 28/10/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.

Level Change (Customer Service - TESCO Mobile)

  • Ramp / Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope located ahead and to the left as you enter .
    • The ramp/slope is used to access Customer Service and TESCO Mobile.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • 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 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 ahead and to the left as you enter.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access Customer Service and TESCO Mobile.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • 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 in the centre.
    • 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.

Stairs

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are for public use.
  • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
  • The stairs are approximately 4m from the Entrance.
  • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to enter the stairwell on the upper ground floor.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are not in use during Covid 19 and could not be photographed on the day of the surveyor's visit, (28 October 2021).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left immediately as you enter.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A colleague does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, UG.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is high.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is high.
  • The clear door width is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 157cm x 227cm (5ft 2in x 7ft 5in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not 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 a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show the lift from the lower ground floor car park.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Entrance.
    • 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, written text and ‘Not All Disabilities Are Visible’ 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 low.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 263cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 8in).
    • The accessible toilet does not 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 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary 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 both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the left of the toilet and wall is low.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is low.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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 nappy/incontinence items bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 143cm and 154cm from the floor.
  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 59cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet does not have a backrest or a cistern.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is high.
    • 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 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is medium.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 the right as you enter.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m from the 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 96cm.
    • 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 right as you enter.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 5m from the Entrance.
  • 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 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 88cm.
  • 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 not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.