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Terminal 2 Departures Security

Manchester Airport, Manchester, M90 1QX

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Introduction

Location

  • Security is accessed from the Check In area via steps, escalators or lifts, and leads to the Pre Duty Free Departure Lounge.

Outside Access (Security Fast Lane Entrance)

  • There is level access at this entrance.
  • There are no doors.
  • The entrance opening is 116cm (3ft 9in) wide.
  • This entrance is 57 metres from the lift by the Door 2 flight information boards, and 64 metres from the Door 1 flight information boards lift.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the passenger preparation area, located 10 metres from the fast lane entrance.
    • This is where passengers can dispose of items not allowed past the Security area, such as water bottles and sharp objects.
    • Some of the disposal areas may not be accessible to wheelchair users, but staff are always available to help.

Passport Control Desk

  • The passport control desk is 35m (41yd) from the fast lane entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk from the entrance.
  • The desk is high.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a gate located next to the Passport Control desk, 90cm wide, leading to the Security check area.
  • There are also barriers, 64cm wide, on the other side of the desk.

Security Check Area

  • The photograph shows the gate, 100cm wide, located between X-ray lanes 10.
  • This gate is used by wheelchair users to access the security area.
  • The gate is 57 metres from the fast lane entrance.

Other Floors (Leading to Departure Lounge)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between 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.
  • Escalators View
    • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator are 2-3.
    • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalators are clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the far side of the Security area.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2-3.
  • The lift is 47m (51yd 1ft) from the Security check area.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 168cm x 188cm (5ft 6in x 6ft 2in).
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • 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 lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • Comments View
    • These lifts give step free access from the Security area to the departure lounge.

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 36m (39yd 1ft) from the fast lane entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located along the corridor straight ahead from the fast lane entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 202cm x 248cm (6ft 8in x 8ft 2in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • 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.
    • 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 a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 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 a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • All accessible toilets within the airport have Non Visual Disabilities signage (photograph 3).
    • There is a RoomMate device available for the accessible toilet. RoomMate is an electronic, wall-mounted device which offers audio description of the toilet to blind and visually impaired visitors. For use of the RoomMate please phone the venue in advance.

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 Text Relay aware.