Access Audits, Access Plans & The Equality Act
Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 aims to protect disabled people and prevent disability discrimination.
It provides legal rights for disabled people in the areas of::
Access to Facilities
An appraisal of the building/environment in which the business is situated and the services that are provided, barriers will be identified and general access solutions are made. The costs of an access audit is very economical and reasonable, all inclusive costs include preparation work, site visits and the report.
If a business is considering leasing or purchasing a property, we can highlight adjustments that may be required as a tool for negotiating with potential freeholders, agents or sellers. Service providers and employers are responsible for the cost of alterations to premises to fulfil DDA duties. The cost of alterations could be considerable and should be realised at the time of purchasing a property. The service can be provided for individual premises or as a comparison of premises under consideration.
From the Access Audit we can then produce an Access Plan which will identify and provide you with the details and the budget costs of any work which may be required under the Act.
We can also provide you with drawings and specifications and undertake any planning and building control applications which may be necessary.