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M1 - Woodall Services - Northbound - Welcome Break

M1 Junction 30/31, Woodall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S26 7XR

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Summary

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in December 2020.
  • The services are open 24 hours, however, some of the food services and other services opening times within the building may vary subject to government regulations.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 87cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • Customers using seating area are asked to register their details for the UK Governments Track & Trace system.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are clear floor markings in the facilities within the building to assist with social distancing.
    There are signs in the entrance area informing customers of social distancing measures in place.
    There are wall mounted signs throughout the building informing customers of social distancing measures in place in the seating areas.
  • There are protective clear screens located at tills/counters.
  • Protective clear screens are located at all tills and counters throughout the building.
  • Customer toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Getting Here

  • The northbound services are located directly off the M1 between junctions 30 and 31.
    There is signage along the motorway indicating the distance to the services.
  • The main car park has 8 Blue Badge parking bays, 3 electric charging points and a number of standard parking bays.
  • There are additional standard parking bays located at the front right of the petrol station forecourt.
  • Coach parking is available at the front left of the building.

Petrol Station

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is lighting in the car park.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • Additional parking is available outside the petrol station.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • There is not signage available to direct users to the Blue Badge parking bays .
    • There is/are 8 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 232cm x 470cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides and rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bay(s) have at least the recommended width of 120cm .
  • Paying View
    • Parking charges apply after a limited time.
    • Free parking for all users is limited to 2 hours.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located throughout the car park.
    • Payment term signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment for parking charges is made over the phone and via an app/online.
    • To see the parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
    • Payment can also be made at WHSmith.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • Pedestrian walkways are not available in the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 26m from the services building main entrance.
    • There are dropped kerbs from the Blue Badge bay(s) to the building.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the Blue Badge parking bay(s).

Electric Vehicle Charging Points (Ecotricity)

  • Standard Electric Vehicle Charging Point(s) View
    • There is a/are electric vehicle charging point(s) available.
    • The provider of the charging point(s) is Ecotricity.
    • Fast charging is available.
    • The electric vehicle charging point(s) is/are located to the right hand side of the building.
    • Staff are able to provide assistance with the electric vehicle charging points.
    • Customers can get assistance by either phoning the services or going in and asking for help.
    • There is/are 3 electric vehicle charging point(s).
    • The electric vehicle charging bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the electric vehicle charging bay(s) surveyed are 232cm x 475cm.
    • The charging point(s) is/are located to the front as you approach the bay(s).
    • The height range of the electric vehicle charging point controls/screen is 135cm to 167cm.
    • The height range of the electric vehicle charging point nozzle slot is 113cm to 145cm.
    • An app is required to use the charging point(s).
    • Parking charges apply for all users (including Blue Badge holders).
    • Charging for all users is limited to 45 minutes.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment for charging is made via an app/online.
    • For more information and a guide to electric vehicle charging please click here.
  • Blue Badge Electric Vehicle Charging Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not designated electric vehicle charging point(s) available for Blue Badge holders.

Seating Area (Outdoor Seating)

  • The seating area is located at the front left of the building.
  • There is step-free access to the seating area.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.
  • In this area there are picnic tables with fixed seating available.
  • All chairs are fixed to tables and the floor.
  • All tables are fixed to the floor.
  • The surface of the outdoor seating area is block paving and grass.
    Similar seating is available towards the entrance of the building and is accessed by ramp/slope or steps.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Welcome Break'.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance area which may look like a hole to some people.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 95cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 106cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 87cm.
    • The automatic second door is to the right hand side of the entrance. There is a manual second door to the left hand side of the entrance. The manual door opens towards you (pull) and may be difficult to open. The manual door is 106cm wide.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The ramp has resting areas.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 8 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There are two columns acting as obstructions at the top of the stairs.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of walkways.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Music is played everywhere.
    • The cash machine(s) is/are located outside the building to the right of the entrance, and to the rear right of the building as you enter.
    • The controls/screen heights of the cash machine(s) vary between 93cm and 122cm.
    • There are hand sanitisers in the building.
    • The height of the hand sanitisers range between 87cm and 104cm.
  • Signage View
    • There is signage for the shop(s)/restaurant(s) and overhead pictorial signage available.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is not consistent throughout the building.

Seating Area

  • The seating area is located to the rear of the services building as you enter.
  • There is step-free access to the seating area.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.
  • In this area there are tables, high tables, bench seats, high stools and chairs without armrests available.
  • Some chairs are fixed to tables and the floor.
  • Some tables are fixed to the floor.
  • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest table is 72cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest table is 98cm.
  • The standard height for the underside of tables is 72cm.
  • The surface height of the lowest table is 75cm.
  • The surface height of the highest table is 103cm.
  • The surface height of the tables is 75cm.
  • Background music is played throughout this area.
  • There is flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • Lighting levels are good.

Entrance (Link Bridge)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear right of the services building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'BRIDGE'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the opening is 84cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is not a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance door.
    • There is/are 10 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
    • The handrails extend horizontally at the top only.

Link Bridge

  • Access and Circulation View
    • The link bridge is internal.
    • There is stepped access to the bridge.
    • There is step-free access along the bridge.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all walkways.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Comments View
    • The link bridge has a very easy slope at the top of the steps running from the southbound to northbound services and vice versa.

Accessible Toilet (Left Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear right of the services building.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m from the services building main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The door(s) open(s) outwards.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door(s) is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 168cm x 195cm.
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is activated by a sensor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 95cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and nappy/incontinence items bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 119cm and 188cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm.
    • The toilet seat contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wall fixed soap dispenser is 84cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby changing table available.
    • The height of the baby changing table is 80cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located to the rear right of the services building.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The toilet(s) is/are approximately 16m from the services building main entrance.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet entrance.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is permanent.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • Photographs 1 - 4 show the female standard toilets.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located to the rear right of the services building.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The toilet(s) is/are approximately 9m from the services building main entrance.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet entrance.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is permanent.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • Photographs 5 - 8 show the male standard toilets.

Standard Shower

  • The shower facilities are located to the rear right of the services building.
  • The shower facilities are approximately 14m from the services building main entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the shower facilities.
  • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the shower door.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
  • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is good.
  • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The lighting is permanent.
  • There is a deep (28cm) step to access the shower created by the shower tray.
  • This shower is shown in photographs 1 - 6.
    There is a shower cubicle in the female and male standard toilets.
    The cubicle door is 58cm wide.
    There is a deep (21cm) step into the shower created by the shower tray.
    The female shower is shown in photographs 7 - 10.
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Emergency Evacuation Procedure

  • There are audio and visual alarms for emergencies.
  • Fire wardens/marshals are available on site.
  • There is not a/are not internal refuge point(s).
  • People exit the building using the main entrance.
  • There is an external emergency meeting point.
  • The external emergency meeting point is located in the car park opposite the main entrance.