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Olive Grove Campus

The Sheffield College, Olive Grove Road, Sheffield, S2 3GE

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Introduction

  • Ground Floor - refectory and workshops
    First Floor - teaching rooms, IT suites, workshops and staff offices
    Second Floor - teaching rooms, IT suites and staff offices
    Third Floor - teaching rooms, IT suites and staff offices.

Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Sheffield.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Sheffield.
  • There is 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
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the rear 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 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 605cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 10in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest designated bay is 24m (26yd 9in) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • Parking for students is restricted to Blue Badge bays only.

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 (towards you).
  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments
    • The height of the push pad to enter is 79cm.
    • The height of the push pad to exit is 91cm.
    • There are also manual revolving doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • 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 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is 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 in the centre.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • There is seating available in the reception area.
    • The seats do not have armrests.

Reception (Learning Resources Centre and Support Services)

  • Learning Resources Centre and Support Services is located on the ground floor, to the left as you enter the security barriers.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the security barriers.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not 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.
  • Comments
    • There are security barriers to access the building from reception.
    • There are 3 standard barriers and 1 wide barrier.
    • The width of the standard barriers is 54cm.
    • The card sensor for the standard barriers is on top of the barrier, 97cm from the floor level.
    • The width of the wide barrier is 103cm.
    • The card sensor is 103cm from floor level to enter the building, on the wall to the right before the barrier.
    • The card sensor is 103cm from floor level to exit the building, on the wall to the left in front of the barrier.
    • The wide barrier opens away from you whichever direction you are travelling.
    • There are IT workstations throughout the building.
    • The clear height of the computer desks in the Learning Resource Centre & Open Access areas is 69cm.
    • The computer chairs do not have armrests.
    • The computer chairs are height adjustable.

Level Change (First Floor Workshop Link)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the rear of the first floor, leading to the Electrical Workshop & Motor Vehicle mezzanine.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • 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 132cm (4ft 4in).
  • Comments
    • There is a similar easy ramp once inside the Workshop Block leading to the workshop mezzanine floor, on which lockers are located (shown in photographs 4 and 5).
    • This ramp has handrails to the left going up and is over 150cm wide.
    • There is a similar easy ramp immediately beyond the doors to the Electrical Workshop (as shown in photographs 6 and 7).
    • The ramp has handrails on the left going up and is over 150cm wide.

Library (Learning Resources Centre)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 21 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include magnifier software.

Eating and Drinking (Applied Engineering Diner)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 66cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks and breakfasts.
  • Comments
    • There is an outdoor seating area, with picnic tables.
    • The clear height under the tables is 71cm.
    • The benches are permanently fixed to the tables.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • The stairs are located at the front of the building, to the left as you exit the security barriers.
    • The stairs are approximately 23m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are 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.
    • There are similar stairs from G-1 in the refectory area. These stairs have handrails on both sides and are medium height.

Refuge Point

  • There are refuge points in the stairwell on floors 1 and 2.
  • The height of the button is between 84cm and 86cm.
  • The refuge point markings are pictorial and written.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the far left of the building as you pass through the security barriers.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 148cm x 150cm (4ft 10in x 4ft 11in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 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.
  • Comments
    • The lift can only be used by authorised card holders.
    • The height of the card sensor is 95cm.
    • The lift lobby doors may be held open on some floors.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor)

  • Location and Access
    • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor behind the reception area and to the left, beyond the security barriers next to the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 337cm x 305cm (11ft 1in x 10ft).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 151cm (4ft 11in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • 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 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There is an overhead hoist in the toilet.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible toilet on the ground floor.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • Other facilities available include; an emergency alarm and hoist.
  • Comments
    • The shower head is removable and adjustable.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor)

  • Location and Access
    • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, in the WC lobby off the main corridor to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet in the same location on the second and third floors. The accessible toilet on the second floor has a reverse layout from the first floor, with the same dimensions. At the time of the survey the third floor accessible toilet was out of service and could not be surveyed.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 224cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 4in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • 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 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • 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).
    • 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
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left of the building as you enter through the security barriers.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Home visits / services are not available.