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External routes within the school site should seek to minimise the effects of gradient so that they are easily accessible to all users. In particular, consideration should be given to the following locations:
Ramps, where required should be accompanied by steps for ambulant disabled users and should be slip resistant with kerbs and handrails. Additional handrails at lower level should be provided in infants and junior schools for use by smaller pupils.
See fact sheets 6.1 External Access Routes for Buildings, 6.2 Ramps, 6.3 Steps and Stairs and 6.4 Handrails.
Routes around the school should be clearly signed, well lit and free of unmarked
obstructions. Access routes on level ground should have resting places not more
than 50m apart for people with impaired mobility.
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