Edge Hill Sport is committed to offering a fully inclusive service which provides an equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate on the grounds of age, sex, race, religion, ability or disability.
The Sports Centre has been designed to the latest building standards to make it as accessible as possible to disabled and non-disabled people alike.
The following features have been incorporated to make its service more accessible:
- The creation of specific disabled vehicle parking bays at the rear of The Sports Centre.
- An accessible ‘dryside’ and ‘wetside’ indoor changing rooms incorporating toilets and showers.
- A disabled pool hoist
- An accessible lift to the first floor
- A refuge point for wheelchair evacuations
- Visual emergency alarm system with alarms that will flash when activated
- Enhanced lighting around the building, especially in the Fitness Suite and down both corridors
- Automatic doors at the entrance into the building
- Accessible fitness equipment supplied by Technogym that includes all the features necessary to aid a disabled user, including a Sci-Fit machines that are especially useful for wheelchair users.
- Staff at all levels have undergone specific training to help assist and communicate with disabled users to ensure they receive the best possible service.
- The Fitness team have undergone additional training in adapting exercise for disabled customers.
- Hearing Induction loops are available at Reception and in the Fitness Suite, including a personal induction loop for one-to-one work with a Fitness Instructor.
- Marketing information can be produced in various formats to assist those with a range of impairments, such as large print, audio and Braille.
- Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans ( PEEPs ) are available to assist customers in the event of an emergency evacuation from the building. Please ask at Reception for more details.
- Closer links with existing local disabled groups are being made to encourage them to use the centre.
- Updated operating policies to ensure that the service we offer remains at the highest level.
If you have any comments on how we can make your visit easier then please contact a member of Edge Hill Sport staff.