The Environment Centre of Vantaa promotes the sustaining of healthy and safe environment and advances the residents' health and wellbeing. The Environment Centre has a large scale of tasks including the protection of nature and environment, food safety, and animal protection and health. The tasks are divided between the environmental protection department and the environmental health department.
The environmental protection and the environmental health work in close cooperation, even though man…y of the Environment Centre's tasks are clearly divided between the departments.
The environmental protection focuses on large-scale environmental issues such as protection of biodiversity and functionality of nature, prevention of land contamination, land use planning, and development of environmental management.
The environmental health takes care of issues that directly affect people's health such as health protection, food safety and animal protection.
The Environmental Committee together with other authorities are responsible for the performance of the Environment Centre.
The 2 accessible parking spaces are located outdoors under 10 m from the entrance. The width of the parking spaces is at least 3.6 m.
The pick-up and drop-off area is located in the vicinity of the entrance, giving easy access to the pavement.
The route to the entrance is guided, smooth and sufficiently wide and illuminated.
The main entrance
The entrance stands out clearly and is illuminated. There is a canopy above the entrance.
The doors connected to the entrance stand out clearly. Outside the door there is sufficient room for moving e.g. with a wheelchair. The door is heavy or otherwise hard to open.
The entrance has thresholds over 2 cm high.
In the facility
The customer service point is located on floor 4.
For moving around, there is a lift, which can hold a wheelchair; the door opens automatically. The floor numbers in the lift cannot be felt with fingers. The button for the exit floor stands out from the other buttons. (The minimum dimensions for an accessible lift are width 1.1 m and depth 1.4 m.)
The doors in the customer service point stand out clearly.
The customer service point has an accessible toilet on the same floor.