accessibility

K Leisure buildings and car parks are designed specifically to comply with and exceed all the requirements outlined by the regulations embracing the concept of universal access.

Our disability officer is John O’ Connell who may be contacted by telephone at any of our centers or by e-mail at .


K Leisure Buildings and Site Accessibility

  • K Leisure buildings and car parks are designed specifically to comply with and exceed all the requirements outlined by the regulations embracing the concept of universal access.
  • Designated car parking spaces for people with disabilities are located adjacent to the main entrances to our buildings. The car parks are constantly monitored to ensure that only people with official permits avail of these spaces.
  • Tactile paving and dropped kerbing is installed on all pedestrian approaches to the buildings.
  • The reception desks are constructed with staggered counter heights and also incorporate induction loops.
  • All our accessible toilets are fitted with alarm pull cords and safety hand rails.
  • Our dry side changing areas are fitted with low level showers and seats with an additional accessible toilet incorporating shower and change facilities.
  • Our wet side changing areas, sauna and steam rooms are fully accessible with individual, family and designated disability changing cubicles and shower rooms incorporated into the pool village change facilities. Low level large capacity lockers are provided for the dedicated usage of people with disabilities.
  • Accessible resistance and aerobic equipment designed by Technogym is provided in our gyms with an additional adapted treadmill for people with balance difficulties provided in our Naas gym.
  • Consultations may be booked with our fully trained staff members and an appropriate fitness program designed for individual needs.
  • All our classes are fully accessible and group classes in our aerobics studio and swimming pools may be arranged upon request.
  • Our swimming pools are equipped with a pool hoist and an attachable mobile shower chair or trolley is available for people with disabilities.
  • All signage is designed to cater for visually impaired users with a Braille component incorporated into designated area signs. Our price lists and activity timetables are also available in Braille.
  • All of our documents are available in large print format using Plain English as standard.
  • We are operating a policy of continuous improvement with regard to the provision of services and are working closely with the National Disability Authority (NDA) to ensure that we meet the highest standards through ongoing staff training and self assessment programs.
  • We have received a number of awards since we opened in 2009 from organizations representing people with disabilities which are on display in our facilities.

Equality

  • K Leisure operates a policy of total inclusion and incorporates the principle of equal treatment into all aspects of service delivery.
  • Our services will be provided in an impartial and courteous manner with due regard for equality legislation.
  • We will pay particular attention to the avoidance of discrimination under the 9 grounds for discrimination identified by the Equality Authority.
  • We will make every effort to take account of any individual needs of our customers.

Child Protection and Protection of Vulnerable Adults

  • All K Leisure staff are trained with respect to the provisions of the Children’s Act 2001 and have completed training in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport as issued by the Irish Sports Council.
  • We have trained Children’s Officers whose photographs are displayed at appropriate height at our reception areas.
  • Mobile phones and cameras are prohibited in our pool halls in line with best practice in preventing images of children being circulated through social media.
  • The disability officer will make appropriate arrangements for the protection of vulnerable adults following consultation with his/her guardians or carers.

Child Admission Policy

  • Children under 10 years must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult at all times.
  • The maximum number of children under 10 years under the supervision of a parent or responsible adult is two.
  • Children under 10 years attending organized activities must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult until such time as their coach or swim teacher takes over that responsibility.