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Skipton Building Society - Taunton

1 - 2 Cheapside, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3LG

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Branch Information

Public Transport and Parking

  • Public Transport View
    • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the branch.
    • The nearest train station is Taunton.
  • Parking View
    • The branch does not have its own car park.
    • There is a public car park within approximately 200m of the branch.
    • The public parking facilities are located on Old Pig Market.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very slight incline.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is external signage.
    • The sign(s) is/are located above the window.
    • The branch is clearly signed with 'Skipton Building Society'.
    • There is not a list of services at the entrance area.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with the immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The entry push pad or push button is 88cm from floor level.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 86cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
    • There are fixed barriers at this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the fixed barriers is 98cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in the doorway.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm.

Branch Internal Access

  • There is not step-free access throughout the branch.
  • The type of flooring in the branch is carpet.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a seating area available in the branch.
  • Seating in the branch includes; armchairs.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.

Transaction Counter

  • The counter is located immediately in front of the entrance.
  • The counter is approximately 5m from the main entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the counter.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
  • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
  • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
  • The height of the counter is 100cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the counter.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Colleagues are trained to use the system.

Customer Meeting Room(s) (Customer Meeting Room 1)

  • Access to the Room View
    • The room surveyed was Customer Meeting Room 1.
    • Customer Meeting Room 1 is located behind the waiting area to the right.
    • There is not wayfinding signage for the room.
    • There is not clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
    • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • There is step free access into the room.
    • The door(s) open(s) by sliding.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 74cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
  • Room Details View
    • There is a portable hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is fixed furniture within the room.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Customer Meeting Room(s) (Customer Meeting Room 2)

  • Access to the Room View
    • The room surveyed was Customer Meeting Room 2.
    • Customer Meeting Room 2 is located beyond the Transaction Counter to the left.
    • There is not wayfinding signage for the room.
    • There is not clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
    • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • There is step free access into the room.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
  • Room Details View
    • There is a portable hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is fixed furniture within the room.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the table is 69cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Step(s)

  • There is a/are step(s) located in the centre of the branch.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access two meeting rooms and the staff area.
  • There is/are 2 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 13cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is 28cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • 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 good.

Customer Meeting Room(s) (Customer Meeting Room 3)

  • Access to the Room View
    • The room surveyed was Customer Meeting Room 3.
    • Customer Meeting Room 3 is located to the right at the top of the steps.
    • There is not wayfinding signage for the room.
    • There is not clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
    • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • There is not step free access into the room.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
  • Room Details View
    • There is a portable hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is fixed furniture within the room.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the table is 70cm.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Customer Meeting Room(s) (Customer Meeting Room 4)

  • Access to the Room View
    • The room surveyed was Customer Meeting Room 4.
    • Customer Meeting Room 4 is located at the rear of the branch.
    • There is not wayfinding signage for the room.
    • There is not clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
    • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • There is not step free access into the room.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
  • Room Details View
    • There is a portable hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is fixed furniture within the room.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the table is 70cm.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.