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M1 - Woodall Services - Southbound - 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.
  • Entry is via the left hand side of the main entrance, and exit is via the right hand side.
    There are barriers separating the entrance and exit sides of the entrance area.
  • 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 88cm.
  • 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.
  • There is a one-way system in some of the facilities inside the building but not in the main walkways.
    The one-way systems are clearly signed with floor markings.
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  • 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 is signage throughout the building reminding customers of social distancing measures in place.
    There is yellow and black tape across alternate fixed seating to aid with social distancing.
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  • There are protective clear screens located at tills/counters.
  • Protective clear screens are located at all tills and counter.
  • Customer toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Getting Here

  • The southbound 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 6 Blue Badge parking bays, 5 Ecotricity electric charging points, 8 Tesla Supercharger 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 left hand side 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.
    • Additional standard parking is available at the front right of the petrol station forecourt.
  • 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 6 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 228cm x 440cm.
    • 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 in 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 13m from the main entrance.
    • There are slopes/ramps 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 car park.
    • 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 at WHSmith.
    • There is/are 5 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 225cm x 482cm.
    • 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 122cm to 142cm.
    • The height range of the electric vehicle charging point nozzle slot is 86cm to 102cm.
    • 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.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points (Tesla)

  • 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 Tesla.
    • Supercharged (Tesla) charging is available.
    • The electric vehicle charging point(s) is/are located at the rear left of the services, to the left hand side of the petrol station.
    • 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 at WHSmith.
    • There is/are 8 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 268cm x 385cm.
    • 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 nozzle slot is 138cm to 145cm.
    • An online account 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 not provided.
    • Payment for charging is made via your Tesla account.
    • 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)

  • The seating area is located outside of the building, to the left hand side as you face the building.
  • There is ramped/sloped 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.
  • Tables are not permanently fixed to the floor.
  • The standard height for the underside of tables is 70cm.
  • The surface of the seating area is grass and loose chippings. There is a slight ramp (3-4 degrees) on the pavement through the seating area. There are some uneven areas of the pavement leading to the seating area.

Outside Access (Link Bridge External Entrance Southbound)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right hand side of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located beyond the entrance to the left.
    • There is/are 30 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • 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.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
    • 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.

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 not 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 250cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 87cm.
    • There are 2 similar second sets of doors at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance, on the left as you face the entrance.
    • 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 a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • There is also a steep (5-6 degree) ramp at the top of the steps and ramp, just before the first set of doors at the entrance.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 11 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.
    • The handrails extend horizontally at the top only.

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 some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes 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 in front of the entrance, and to the left as you enter the building.
    • The controls/screen heights of the cash machine(s) vary between 78cm and 127cm.
    • There are hand sanitisers in the building.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 87cm.
  • Signage View
    • There is signage for the shop(s)/restaurant(s) available.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is not consistent throughout the building.

Seating Area

  • The seating area is located at the centre of the building, ahead 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, booths, bench seats and chairs without armrests available.
  • Some chairs are fixed to the floor.
  • Tables are not permanently fixed to the floor.
  • The standard height for the underside of tables is 73cm.
  • Background music is played throughout this area.
  • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • Lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet (Right Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located at the front right of the building as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m from the 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 and tactile 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 locking handle.
    • 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 181cm x 223cm.
    • The accessible toilet does 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 115cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush 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 is fully functional.
    • 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 110cm and 164cm 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.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • The toilet seat contrast is good.
    • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 90cm.
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm.
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides 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 96cm.
    • 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 82cm.

Accessible Toilet (Right Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m from the 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 tactile, written text and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The signage says 'For customers with children'.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • 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 151cm x 220cm.
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type 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 is fully functional.
    • 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 162cm and 172cm 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.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • 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 good.
    • 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 are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides 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 93cm.
    • 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 79cm.

Parent and Baby Room

  • The parent and baby room is located to the right as you enter.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 6m from the main entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The signage says 'For customers with children'.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
  • 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 baby changing table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby changing table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby changing table once extended is 102cm.
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 91cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The lighting is activated by a sensor.
  • There is not a hand sanitiser.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m from the main entrance.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet entrance.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There is a/are horizontal wall mounted rail(s) on the right as you face the toilet.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the right as you face the toilet.
    • There are additional ambulant cubicles with differing rail configurations.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The height of the lowered wash basin is 64cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is permanent.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • Photographs 1 - 6 show the female toilets.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located to the right as you enter the building.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m from the 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 80cm.
    • The height of the lowered wash basin is 64cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is permanent.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.

Standard Shower

  • The shower facilities are located in the standard female and male toilets.
  • There is step-free access to the shower facilities.
  • There is 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) is/are easy 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.
  • There is level access into the showers.
    There are 3 showers in the male standard toilets area and 1 in the female standard toilets area. The female shower is approximately 15m from the entrance. The male showers are approximately 10m from the entrance.

Emergency Evacuation Procedure

  • There are audio and visual alarms for emergencies.
  • Fire wardens/marshals are available on site.
  • People exit the building using the main entrance.
  • There is an external emergency meeting point.
  • The external emergency meeting point is located on the grassed seating area to the left of the building.