What is an Access Audit?
- An Access Audit will assess an existing building accessibility, management, maintenance, operations and service delivery within the premises.
- An Access Audit will identify physical, sensory and cognitive access barriers that can effect access for disabled people to the building and any services offered at the premises.
- An Access Audit will assess compliance with legal obligations under relevant legislation, such as The Equality Act 2010, and recommend and prioritise actions to meet mandatory legal obligations.
- An Access Audit will assess compliance with best practice standards, such as Approved Documents Part M & Part B, BS8300 and BS9999, and recommend and prioritise actions to meet best practice standards.
- An Access Audit can audit to any guidance appropriate for a particular environment, such as Lifetime Homes for residential, Exhibitions for All for museums & galleries and Countryside for All for outdoors.
- An Access Audit is not confined to the built environment but can encompass anywhere or anything that offers a service to the public and is therefore required to meet legal obligations under The Equality Act 2010.