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Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

Blackpool and The Fylde College, Fleetwood Nautical Campus, Broadwater, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 8JZ

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Introduction

  • The building houses a survival centre which is equipped with a pool used for training persons in the offshore drilling industry on methods of survival.
  • The building has a helicopter/ plane simulator which can be lowered into the pool.
  • A new phase of building work is being carried out at the Bispham and Fleetwood campuses. It is advisable to contact the college in advance in case of changes to access.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Fleetwood.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Poulton-le-Fylde.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located true.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 590cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 4in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user not at all.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 11 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Alternative Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 305cm (10ft 0in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are vehicular entrances either end of the building with roller shutter doors that can be used for wheelchair access by arrangement.

Level Change (Alternative Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the car park to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are a viewing gallery and an equipment storage area.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Standard Changing Room (Survival Tank)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located off the main foyer.
  • The standard changing room is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the survival tank.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located on the first floor.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.