We want to help everyone ensure their premises are fit for all their customers and to help everyone do this in 2021, we are currently offering a 20% discount on our Disability Access Audits.

Our Disability Access Audits help you to understand your obligations under the Equality Act. It identifies issues with access for people with a disability to your premises and sets out options for removing these barriers.

During an audit, we assess which option is the most reasonable, avoiding unnecessary and very costly measures, for your business and make clear recommendations as to which option to implement, when to do it and an indication of costs.

How is the Disability Discrimination Act/Equality Act 2010 enforced?

The Disability Discrimination Act came into force in 1996 making it illegal to discriminate against a person for reasons related to his or her disability. The DDA requires employers, service providers and education providers to make reasonable adjustments to avoid any discrimination.

Unlike other statutory law, there is no Local Authority or Government Officer who enforces disabled access regulations. It is left to an individual to bring a civil action against an organisation where they feel aggrieved.

What our Access Audit can do for you?

A Disability Access Audit helps you to understand what your obligations are under the Equality Act 2010.

The Access Audit can form the basis of a plan to improve the accessibility of your building, environment or service over time.

By having an Access Audit and then implementing its recommendations, you can demonstrate that you have adopted a reasonable approach, which will help you if you need to defend yourself against a complaint or action by a disabled person, but more importantly, you will be improving access for disabled people and, many other customers that would like to buy from you or use your services.

What does the Access Audit Cover?

The scope of the audit will depend on how the Equality Act 2010 applies help with you with before quoting.

In general, your audit will cover all elements of your building and environment.

An audit will typically cover:

  • Approach and Car Parking
  • Entrances
  • Receptions
  • Corridors
  • Lifts and Stairs
  • Internal Doors
  • Toilets
  • Signage and Way finding
  • Communication
  • Fire escapes

    There are many other site-specific elements, which we also cover, providing you with a comprehensive service bespoke to you.

    If you want to make a difference, contact us.