Our Access Audit service using Access Check can provide an examination of a building and its facilities or the external built environment against a pre-determined criterion to assess the ease of use by people with a disability. Guidelines are from the suite Australian Standards AS1428, Building Control Act and the Disability Discrimination Act.
Access Check is an industry-leading audit and assessment application that is cloud-based and can be run on Windows or Mac computers but can also be run on Android and ios tablets for onsite access audits. This has been developed specifically for Disability Access compliance and includes modules that can be used on all parts of the built environment.
All DDA access audits undertaken by Equal Access pay great attention to ‘Reasonable Adjustment’. Only an Access Auditor can decide what is reasonable or unreasonable for you to be expected to undertake. Equal Access believes that this audit approach will save you money in the long run by recommending what is reasonably expected of you to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
The reasons for carrying out an Access Audit are to help meet the legislative requirements of the DDA 1992 and improve disability access and egress and in turn increase your custom and turnover, as well as help, protect you from claims of disability discrimination. It is necessary to carry out an Access Audit to establish what action is needed.
A written DDA Access Audit report will then be produced. This access report will detail ways in which non-compliance exists and recommend a course of action. Photographs within your report will identify areas on non-compliance. Priorities will be given to work recommended. Some items (Especially Occupational Health & Safety issues) may need to be carried out immediately whereas other items could be added to the regular maintenance program of your building. Some larger items may need to be included in a feasibility study undertaken by your organisation.
Equal Access is proud of its level of customer service. We offer telephone assistance to assist you while work is being planned and undertaken. We have a very high level of understanding of many disabilities. Hearing, vision and other sensory impairments along with learning difficulties, ambulant disabilities and physical disabilities must all be considered on equal terms.
All identified issues are prioritised as follows;
The list below outlines areas which are likely to be audited during our surveys:
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