Why Do You Need An Access Audit ?
The Equality Act 2010 came into force on October 1st 2010 and carries forward the past requirements of the The Disability Discrimination Act which made it illegal to discriminate against a disabled person for reasons related to his or her disability.
This covered the fields of employment, service provision, transport and education. The DDA required employers, service providers and education providers to make reasonable adjustments to avoid discrimination.
The Equality Act 2010 brought together all anti-discrimination legislation into one Act and covers disability, race, gender, religious, sex and age discrimination but the requirements remain much the same, though there are different requirements depending on whether you are an employer, service provider or an educational establishment. Having an access audit is often a requirement of an application for Lottery, National Heritage and other public funding.
We provide audits of the built environment, though we can put you in touch with employment specialists if that is more appropriate to your needs. We can help product manufacturers determine if the product meets the requirements of Part M or BS 8300.