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Tesco Picardy Place Express

8 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JT

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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 checkout.
  • 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 seat/chair available within the store.
  • There is a defibrillator in store.
  • The types of trolley available at this store include; standard (shallow).
  • 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 Tesco 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.
  • The defibrillator is located to the left of the checkouts.
    There are wheeled baskets as well as standard wired baskets available.

Public Parking

Entrance (Store Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the store on the B901 Leith Walk.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'TESCO express'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not 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 164cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm.
    • 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 181cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 117cm.
    • The second set of doors are normally automatic, but the mechanism had failed at the time of survey (March 2021).
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located between the two sets of entrance doors.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps are 26cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Store Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the steps as you enter the store.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the store entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A colleague does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not 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 not 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.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the store.
    • The majority of aisle widths are not 150cm+.
    • The minimum aisle width is 87cm.
    • There are pillars in aisles with stainless steel facing to the lower half and white upper parts that some customers with visual impairments may have difficulty seeing.
      There are product displays, promotions and bins at the ends of some aisles reducing the aisle widths.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Resting/seating areas are not available in this store.
    • A seat can be made available if required.
  • Signage View
    • Overhead aisle signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is not consistent throughout the store.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
    • The signage to the aisles is clear.
      The signage to the walls is white on a pale background and may not easy to see for a person with visual impairment.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located on the right hand side as you enter the store.
    • There is step-free access to the checkout(s).
    • There is not a clear unobstructed route to the checkout(s).
    • The checkout(s) is/are not clearly signed.
    • The lighting levels at the checkout(s) are moderate to good.
    • There is a/are self-service checkout(s) and staffed 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 a lowered section at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The height of the lowered section at the staffed checkout(s) is 70cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the staffed checkout(s).
    • The chip & pin card machines are 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; 1 (left) and 2 (right).
    • 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); 1 and 2.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 30/03/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were working at the time of testing.
    • The hearing assistance system on checkout 1 was not working (turned off, no lights).
      The hearing assistance system on checkout 2 was working.
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 90cm and 130cm.
    • 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).

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.