Make sure that your workplace is welcoming and compliant with an expert access audit that will define the “reasonable adjustments” you should make.
The Equality Act 2010 (previously known as The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)) requires employers, service providers, educational and other qualifying bodies to make reasonable adjustments to their premises and environment, and to provide auxiliary aids as necessary for people with disabilities.
Our team of access auditors are all registered with the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC) and able to provide you with an independent viewpoint. The access team have a broad range of building services knowledge making them completely qualified to deliver the most effective access services for your premises.
What a “reasonable adjustment” is will depend on the different circumstances of each business and each building, as well as the cost of the proposed adjustment itself. In terms of future developments, service providers certainly need to think ahead and address the potential barriers to people with disabilities using their services. One way to identify those barriers is to carry out a building access audit.
Our Access Audit services include:
- Access audits
- Strategic level access audit management reviews
- Access policies and access statements
- Equality, diversity, inclusivity and accessibility training
Our access auditors are familiar with a wide range of environments, as well as the legal situation (e.g. the landlord / tenant relationship). They deliver clear, concise yet detailed reports, specific to your situation, your issues and your obligations.
They will provide you with independent, impartial advice on how your workplace can be most cost effectively and reasonably adjusted, giving you reassurance that your property is both inclusive and welcoming for all. By being inclusive, your organisation will have an enhanced reputation and will be fulfilling its moral responsibilities.
If you need expert, independent advice on your access needs, please call us today for a detailed, confidential and without-obligation discussion.
Key Benefits of our Access Audit Services
Responsible organisations retain us, rather than other providers, for their Access Audit needs, because we give you:
Expertise - we know what you need:
You get the key facts and impartial advice on which to act. Our NRAC registered consultants are extremely experienced in judging what a “reasonable adjustment” is and what it is not.
Reports and follow-up - we support you through the process:
Our consultants’ reports are clear and concise, with a detailed analysis of your specific obligations. Your report is personally presented you also have the opportunity to discuss the findings and your best course of action.
Confidence - a helping hand when ever you need it:
Retaining Assurity Consulting Access Audit and Equality Act consultancy services gives you the confidence that your environment is welcoming to all people and fit for purpose.