Access Audit

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Access Enable 1st Ltd – Access Audits

access-auditWhat is a Access Audit

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 physical mobility, cognitive and sensory impairments.

 What does the Access Audit Cover?

A access audit will generally cover all elements of your building and environment following the ‘journey’ of a disabled user. Typically an audit would cover:

  • Approach and Car Parking
  • Entrances
  • Receptions
  • Horizontal Circulation – corridors
  • Lifts and Stairs
  • Internal Doors
  • Toilets
  • Signage and Wayfinding
  • Communication
  • Means of Escape for Disabled People

There are usually many other site specific elements which we also cover but as we do this in a bespoke way it will depend from business to business.  This may include things like your Website, and Purchasing Tickets etc.

As section 3 of the Equality Act covers all elements of your service we can also offer audits of other services such as:

  • Communication Audits (leaflets, menus guidebooks etc)
  • Website Access Audits – checking accessibility for users with visual impairments and learning difficulties
  • Policy and Procedure Audit – checking that you policies and procedures do not discriminate against disabled people

What Puts Our Audits Above The Rest

There are many access audits done as a tick box exercise, which gather dust until a issue is raised.  This isn’t what we are about.  With Access Enable 1st, we will help you build your access audit into your business plan, and work with you to keep on top of changes in the law.

Our audits are presented in a warm friendly format using photographs to illustrate each issue with clearly defined recommendations.

Please feel free to contact us and talk through your requirements.