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Occupational Health Service

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ

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COVID-19 Information (University of Essex)

Introduction

  • This service is located in The Social and Comparative Studies Building, in room 4N.6.2.
  • If you take the entrance by the campus shop on level 5 and go up one flight of stairs, it is along the corridor to the right.
  • It offers University staff confidential and impartial support and advice on matters affecting health in their working environment.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Colchester.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • The nearest mainline station is Hythe.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
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    • Although not as close as Hythe, most visitors choose to arrive at Colchester North station where bus and taxi connections are more readily available.

Outside Access (4NW Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Square 4.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 92cm (3ft).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter the 4NW entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 3-4-5-6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the 4NW entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 210cm x 100cm (6ft 11in x 3ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Occupational Health Service Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the main corridor of the Social and Comparative Studies Building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the Law, Health, Physics and Human Sciences Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard male and female toilets are located in the next to the lift in the main part of the building.

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.