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Glasgow Club Whitehill Pool

240 Onslow Drive, Glasgow, G31 2QF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include games halls, a swimming pool, viewing gallery and a fitness suite.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:30 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 21:00.
  • Friday 07:30 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 16:30 - 16:00.
  • Sunday 16:30 - 16:00.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Duke Street.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the side of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 280cm x 400cm (9ft 2in x 13ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 31m (33yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • 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(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Level Change (Street Level to Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Level Change (Car Park to Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played depending on events.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors (Main Entrance)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G,1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Other Floors (Rear Entrance)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G,1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are low.

Lift (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right as you enter the rear entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G,1.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the rear entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 142cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 8in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • They are between 110cm and 140cm.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Swimming Pool (Main 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 a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • The handrail is on the right, going up.

Swimming Pool (Training Pool)

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

Level Change (Spectator Gallery)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to spectator seating.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are deep steps down to the seats.
    • There is level access across the pool to the steps which provides a viewing platform.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located to the right as you enter.
  • The facility is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens outwards (automatically).
  • The door is push pad activated.
  • The width of the door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 395cm x 460cm (12ft 12in x 15ft 1in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
  • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is no flush.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 47cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The tap type is sensor.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The accessible changing room has a ceiling tracking hoist.
  • There is a changing bench.
  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
  • The length of the bench is 178cm (5ft 10in).
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 51cm (1ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • The door is locked using a touch pad.
    • There is a second automatic door with touch pad control that opens automatically away from you giving level access to the pool side.
    • The width of the door is 96cm.
    • There is a wheelchair available to transport the user to the poolside.
    • There is a second accessible changing room at the poolside, accessible through the first.
    • There are baby-changing facilities within the accessible changing room.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm.

Accessible Changing Room (Poolside)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located next to the other accessible changing room by the poolside.
  • The facility is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens by sliding (automatically).
  • The door is push pad activated.
  • The width of the door is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 363cm x 318cm (11ft 11in x 10ft 5in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 46cm (1ft 6in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The tap type is sensor.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The locker is not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The accessible changing room has a ceiling tracking hoist.
  • There is a changing bench.
  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
  • The length of the bench is 178cm (5ft 10in).
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 56cm (1ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • The door is locked using a switch near the push pad.
    • There is a wheelchair available to transport users to the poolside. There is level access to the poolside.
    • There is a drop down bench adjacent to the shower 48cm high.

Standard Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the foyer.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 33m (36yd 3in) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the first floor corridor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 56m (61yd 9in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, towards the front of the building.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 163cm x 225cm (5ft 4in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

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 bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.