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Zephaniah Building

Harrow Weald Campus, Brookshill, Harrow Weald, Middlesex, HA3 6RR

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Additional Learning Support for LLDD students, Learning Resource Centre, teaching rooms, computer rooms, staff offices and medical room.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Harrow.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Headstone Lane.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Harrow and Wealdstone.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located to the left as you face the entrance, outside the Flemming 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 300cm x 500cm (9ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details 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 single.
  • The width of the door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • The first set of doors is push pad activated to exit. The height of the push pad is 93cm.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There is also an easy slope to the right as you face the entrance (shown in photograph 3).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located to the right on entering the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m 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 bright.
    • 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 is an identical staircase at the rear of the building which also has heavy single doors to access the stairwell on all floors (shown in photographs 3, 4 and 5).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right on entering the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 500kg.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 148cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 10in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not 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 View
    • A key card is required to access the lift with the reader placed at 90cm.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located to the right at the rear of Additional Learning Support.
    • The facility is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 323cm x 396cm (10ft 7in x 12ft 12in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available at the wash basin.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from the floor).
    • Accessible shower facilities are available.
    • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head.
  • Comments View
    • The changing places room had just been completed and was awaiting delivery of a new changing bench at the time of survey.
    • Access into the room is via an automatic door.
    • There is a touch pad to enter the room which is placed at a height of 94cm.
    • The door opens towards you automatically and is 95cm wide.
    • The toilet is a clos-o-mat toilet.
    • There are coat hooks in the room placed at a height of 182cm.
    • The soap dispenser is placed at a height 107cm.
    • The hand dryer is placed at a height of 93cm.

Reception (Additional Learning Support)

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access (Additional Learning Support)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The main area of the Additional Learning Support area is an open plan area with the reception and tables and chairs for group study.
    • All tables are 73cm with a clear floor space of 70cm.
    • Seating is at a height of 45cm with no armrests.
    • There is also height adjustable seating with armrests on both sides (shown in photograph 5).
    • There are also height adjustable desks available (shown in photograph 6).
    • Additional Learning Support staff offices, teaching rooms and computer rooms lead of off the central area.

Standard Shower (Additional Learning Support)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the ground floor at the rear of Additional Learning Support.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The door to access the shower room is 76cm wide, heavy, push away from you (shown in photograph 1).
    • There is a step 13cm in height to access the shower cubicle (shown in photograph 3).
    • The width of the sliding door to access the shower cubicle is 43cm.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show computer rooms located on the first floor.
    • Anyone wishing to use a motorised scooter, or charge a scooter or wheelchair whilst on college premises, needs to contact the college in advance.

Entrance (Learning Resource Centre)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the service.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a touch pad placed at 87cm high to open the doors to access the LRC if the doors are closed.

Reception (Learning Resource Centre)

  • Learning Resource Centre is located on the first floor.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The reception area is clearly 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 not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Library (Learning Resource 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 21-28 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include Scanners.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes Magnifier and Narrator.
  • Comments View
    • The Learning Resource Centre contains a section of books specifically for students with learning disabilities.
    • Students can borrow laptops from the LRC.
    • There is seating and tables for quiet study in the LRC.
    • Seating in the LRC is at a height of 46cm with no armrests.
    • Tables are at a height of 73cm with a clear floor space of 65cm.
    • Photocopiers are available with controls at 96cm high.

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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, ahead after exiting the lift.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet located next to this one.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 215cm (4ft 12in x 7ft 1in).
    • 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is not 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 a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin 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 not a mirror.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 121cm.
  • 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 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 View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, at the rear of Additional Learning Support.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) 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 receive Deaf Awareness training.
  • Documents can be requested 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 3.