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M42 - Hopwood Park Services - Welcome Break - Changing Places

M42 Junction 2, Redditch Road, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7AU

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Route Summary

  • The following is a brief summary of the route from the Blue Badge parking to the Changing Places.
  • The car park is located at the front of the building.
  • There is step free access from the Blue Badge parking bays to the entrance.
  • The entrance is two sets of automatic doors.
  • There is step free access along the walkways to the Changing Places.
  • The Changing Places is located ahead as you enter the services building.

Changing Places (Ground Floor)

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is located ahead as you enter the services building.
    • The facility is approximately 25m from the main entrance.
    • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
    • The facility is located close to other managed facilities (e.g. reception or service counter).
    • There is level access to the facility.
    • The facility surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from WHSmith or a member of staff.
    • There is a sign at the entrance to the Changing Places facility indicating the location of the nearest toilets and baby changing facilities.
    • The door(s) open(s) outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 400cm x 275cm .
    • The ceiling height is at a minimum of 2.4m.
    • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 90cm.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 82cm.
    • Dropdown rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • As you face the toilet there are vertical grab rails on both sides.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The toilet seat contrast is good.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm for the toilet.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
  • Changing Bench and Hoist Details View
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 177cm.
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • Other Facilities View
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • The height of the wash basin is 71cm.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The wide paper roll dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the wide paper roll dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 94cm.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm for the facility.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hooks are 105cm and 170cm from the floor.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is activated by a sensor.