Access Audits

The completion of an Access Audit by a suitably qualified person will assist service providers to meet their obligations under the Act. The audit will identify the barriers to providing reasonable access, set out options for removing the barriers, assess which option is the most reasonable before making a clear recommendation as to which option to implement.

What does the Access Audit Cover?

The extent of the audit will depend on how the Equality Act applies to you. However, an 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 way finding
  • Communication
  • Means of escape for disabled people

Last updated: 20/08/2018 13:39:26