What is an Access Audit Inspection?
An Access Audit Inspection comprises of a detailed inspection of the environment, building components and procedures in place in regards to disabled access, as well as considering the various other protected characteristics (age, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belie, sex, and sexual orientation) under the Equality Act 2010.
A typical Inspection may take a whole day on site (depending on the property size) and the Access Auditor will work his/her way around the site assessing the following:
Approaches & Car Parks
Entrances & Routes
Receptions, Counters & Desks
Horizontal Circulation (Corridors)
Vertical Circulation (Stairs, Ramps and lifts)
Wayfinding, Information & Signage
Switches & Controls
Wards & Consulting Rooms
The Access Auditor may use various tools and instruments during the course if the inspection such as a Lux Meter, Digital Spirit Level, Door Pressure Gauge and Tape Measure where he/she believes it is necessary to do so.
Are you a service provider?
(A Service Provider under the Equality Act 2010 is anyone who provides goods, facilities or services to the public or to a section of the public, including both paid and unpaid.)
If yes, you may need to make reasonable adjustments under Section 20 of the Equality Act 2010 - The law suggests making arrangements (including to physical features) to help a disabled person to overcome any substantial disadvantage.
Our Access Audits provide a thorough description of the services and facilities present, besides pointing out any specific barriers to disabled people and reasonable adjustment that we consider necessary.
At UNEK Building Consultants, our Access Auditors are passionate about Accessibility and Inclusive Design, qualified at degree level and hold memberships with professional bodies such as The Chartered Institute of Building and The Access Association.
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