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Pôle Pierre

Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge SA sont parmi les leaders de l’extraction, du sciage et du façonnage de pierre bleue en Europe. Leurs trois sites d’exploitation situés dans la région de Soignies en Belgique produisent plus de 50 000 m3 de blocs de Petit Granit-Pierre Bleue de Belgique® par an.

Avec un chiffre d’affaires annuel approchant 24.000.000 €, les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge emploient près de 250 personnes.

Leur savoir-faire repose sur une tradition séculaire d'exploitation de la pierre bleue de Belgique®. Notre expertise, jointe à notre éthique du respect et de la créativité, vous font bénéficier d'une qualité unique au monde.

Strong points

Parking
  • It is possible to drop a person off near the entrance.

Points of attention

Staff
  • There is no reference person to welcome and accompany the persons with special needs.
  • There is no staff available to help negotiate obstacles.
Safety
  • The signage is not adapted and does not make it possible to orient oneself easily.
  • There is no specific map available (indicating the accessible pathways and equipment).
Identification
  • The building is hard to find.

Strong points

Parking
  • There is at least 1 reserved parking space less than 100 metres from the entrance.
Access road from the car park
  • Most of the transit areas are sufficiently large.
Access road from the street
  • Most of the transit areas are sufficiently large.
Horizontal circulation
  • There is no step to negotiate.
  • The floor is hard.
  • The width of the hallways is sufficient.
Adapted sanitary
  • The adapted toilet is easy to find.
Dining room
  • The width of circulations is sufficient.

Points of attention

Parking
  • The reserved parking spaces are not properly indicated.
  • There is at least one very long ramp.
  • The signage is not adapted and does not make it possible to orient oneself easily.
Entrance
  • The building is hard to identify.
  • The entrance is hard to identify.
  • There is no doorbell at the entrance and the staff does not see the persons wanting to enter.
Horizontal circulation
  • The floor is hardly passable in some places.
  • Some transit areas are too narrow.
  • The passage width of the door measures less than 80 cm.
Adapted sanitary
  • There is an adapted toilet, but it is difficult to use.
  • The toilet is not properly equipped.
  • The passage width of the doors measures between 80 and 85 cm.
Exposition
  • The majority of the content of the exhibition is not accessible or visible.

Strong points

Parking
  • There is at least 1 reserved parking space less than 100 metres from the entrance.
Access road from the car park
  • There is no step to negotiate.
  • The floor is hard.
Entrance
  • The main entrance is not accessible, but there is a clearly indicated alternative entrance.
  • The alternative entrance is permanently open.
Home
  • Seats are available near the reception.
Wainting room
  • There are seats.
Horizontal circulation
  • There are seats along the pathway.
Adapted sanitary
  • There is a toilet with grab bars and it is easy to use.
Dining room
  • The width of circulations is sufficient.
  • There is no step to negotiate.

Points of attention

Parking
  • The reserved parking spaces are not properly indicated.
Access road from the car park
  • There are no seats along the pathway.
Access road from the street
  • There are no seats along the pathway.
  • Some transit areas are too narrow.
  • The floor is irregular.
  • The floor is hardly passable in some places.
Entrance
  • The entrance is hard to identify.
  • The passage width of the doors measures between 80 and 85 cm.
  • The ramp is not equipped with a handrail.
Horizontal circulation
  • The floor is hardly passable in some places.
  • The floor is irregular.
  • Some transit areas are too narrow.
Vertical circulation
  • There is no lift.
Exposition
  • There are not enough seats.

Strong points

Access road from the car park
  • The dangerous objects in the pathway are secured.
  • Circulation is free from obstacles.
Guide dog
  • Assistance dogs are accepted.
Vertical circulation
  • The staircases have at least one handrail.

Points of attention

Access road from the car park
  • There are no guide-lines in the large pathways.
  • There is a non-secured ramp in the pathway.
  • The pedestrian crossings are not secured by tactile tiles.
Access road from the street
  • There are no guide-lines.
  • The pedestrian crossings are not secured by tactile tiles.
Entrance
  • There is no device allowing the identification of the entrance.
  • The entrance is hard to find.
  • There is no doorbell at the entrance and the staff does not see the persons wanting to enter.
Home
  • The reception is hard to find.
  • The staff does not see the persons coming into the building and cannot assist them .
  • The visual information is not backed up by a voice announcement.
  • The reception is hard to find.
  • The reception is not located in the logical continuation of the pathway.
Horizontal circulation
  • There are no guide-lines in the large pathways.
  • There are dangerous objects in the pathway.
  • The pathway presents punctually a passage height of less than 2m.
Vertical circulation
  • The staircases are not secured by warning tiles at their top.
  • The staircases are not secure.
Exposition
  • No adapted tours are planned.
  • No adapted didactic support is available.

Strong points

Access road from the car park
  • There are no obstacles.
  • There is contrast.
Horizontal circulation
  • Circulation is free from obstacles.
  • The access device is easy to use.
Vertical circulation
  • The staircases are equipped with at least one secure handrail.

Points of attention

Access road from the car park
  • There are no natural or artificial guide-lines.
  • The ramp is not secured on the void side.
  • The pedestrian crossings are not secured by tactile tiles.
Access road from the street
  • There are no guide-lines.
  • The pedestrian crossings are not secured by tactile tiles.
Entrance
  • There is no device allowing the identification of the entrance.
  • The entrance is hard to find.
  • The doorbell or entrance device is hard to find.
  • There is no doorbell at the entrance and the staff does not see the persons wanting to enter.
Home
  • There is no reference person to welcome and accompany the persons with special needs.
  • The reception is hard to find.
  • The visual information is not backed up by a voice announcement.
Horizontal circulation
  • There are dangerous objects in the pathway.
  • The lack of contrast between the furniture and its environment makes it difficult to circulate.
Vertical circulation
  • The staircases are not secure.
Exposition
  • There is no visitor guide in large characters.
  • No adapted tours are planned.

Strong points

Parking
  • The car park is freely accessible.
Wireless
  • It is possible to connect to the mobile networks, 3G or 4G.
Adapted sanitary
  • It is possible to see whether a toilet is occupied or free.

Points of attention

Entrance
  • The entrance is hard to find.
  • The building is hard to find.
  • The staff does not see the persons who arrive.
  • The signage is not adapted and does not make it possible to orient oneself easily.
Home
  • The reception is hard to find.
  • There is no staff member practicing sign language.
  • There is no information available in sign language.
Adapted sanitary
  • The toilets are hard to find.
Exposition
  • The exhibition is not adapted to deaf persons, as the content is mainly acoustic.
  • A part of the content is inaccessible, as it is acoustic.
  • There is no easy to read support.
Dining room
  • There is no round or oval table for X persons.

Strong points

Parking
  • The car park is freely accessible.
Light
  • The lighting is sufficient and allows lip reading.
Adapted sanitary
  • It is possible to see whether a toilet is occupied or free.

Points of attention

Entrance
  • The entrance is hard to find.
  • The building is hard to find.
  • There is no doorbell.
Home
  • The reception is hard to find.
Magnetic induction loop
  • There is no mobile induction loop.
Exposition
  • The exhibition is not adapted to hearing-impaired persons, as the content is mainly acoustic.

Strong points

Home
  • The reception is calm.

Points of attention

Entrance
  • The entrance is hard to find.
  • The building is hard to find.
  • There is no doorbell.
  • The staff does not see the persons who arrive.
Home
  • The reception is hard to find.
Horizontal circulation
  • The location is noisy.
Adapted sanitary
  • The toilets are hard to find.
  • The signage is not adapted and does not make it possible to orient oneself easily.
Exposition
  • No adapted guided visits are organised.