Access auditing is one of our most sought after services.
The purpose of an access audit is to establish how well a building performs in relation to access and ease of use by a wide range of potential users, including people with mobility, cognitive and sensory impairments.
Access audits are valuable:
- To identify necessary adjustments in the service provided to disabled customers to meet the requirements of current provisions of the Equality Act 2010 (formerly the Disability Discrimination Act/DDA), BS8300, and Part M of the Building Regulations.
- As the first “reasonable step” to disabled access indicated in legislation, in recognising the possible obstacles, and devising solutions, to avoid possible litigation by discriminating by way of a worse service to a disabled customer.
- To consider existing management and organisation of a building and its services, to achieve maximum accessibility.
- As part of a future Access Action Plan, enabling incorporation of reasonable adjustments on future refurbishment, regular maintenance and budget planning for substantial capital costs.
- To help gain consent for alterations, extensions and new builds in compliance with Part M of the Building Regulations.
- To assist application for Lottery, National Heritage and other public funding.
We are flexible, knowledgeable and highly experienced with access auditing projects of all types and sizes.