Access All Areas

Help With Building Control Access Issues

Access All Areas provides valuable assistance with meeting your planning requirements by providing valuable help with Building Control access issues and disabled access; helping them to understand the requirements of the Equality Act and come to a reasonable solution that enable you to get plans signed off that previously required difficult to meet, unreasonable requests.

The requirements of the Equality Act are that you should make a “reasonable adjustment” in meeting tBuilding control disabled accesshe needs of people with disabilities, sadly many Building Control staff have no access officer within their department or even employed by the Council that Building Control are working under so they simply quote Part M of the Building Regulations as 100% a must comply with and will not consider the important statement of “Unless Argued With An Access Statement” that is recommended within Part M.

This approach if not challenged can cost you as a business a great deal of money, often running into the thousands as well as severely delaying your building project.

Since 2003 we have assisted many businesses that have struggled to meet unreasonable requests by Building Control including the installation of un-needed passenger lifts when all disabled facilities are offered on the ground floor, hard to meet ramp gradients, additional disabled WC’s and much more. We work with you and prepare access statements that satisfy Building Regulations and work with Building Control so they can understand the issues and assist with coming to a reasonable and cost effective solution while still providing full disabled access and egress needs.

Contact us for help with Building Control access issues and let us work with you to identify your actual requirements and highlight them in a way that Building Control understand.

Access All Areas – The sensible approach to Building Control compliance

Your Number One Disability Access Audit Specialist In The UK – All locations Covered

www.access-auditing.com  |  E-mail: accessauditing@aol.com  |  Tel: 01255-242777

Disability Discrimination Claim

Access All Areas provides disability discrimination claim assistance to all UK businesses, hotels and shops.  The best overall way of avoiding a case of disability discrimination claim being brought against you as a service provider is to address your access and egress issues before they become a problem. This is the aim of our “reasonable adjustment” access audit service. However not all businesses have undertaken this level of protection and many eventually find themselves facing a claim of disability discrimination against them by a disabled person.

A typical disability discrimination claim includes poor or no access for wheelchair user to your services, that could be into your shop, restaurant or hotel, it could be that you are not providing your services to blind, visually impaired of deaf customers. There are a multitude of reasons why disability discrimination would result in a claim Disability Discrimination Claim image

We can assist you by advising on whether or not we believe the claimant has a viable case against you as well as assisting with making “reasonable adjustments to help reduce the risk of a further disability discrimination claim occurring in the future as well as settling any ongoing claim.

We have assisted many service providers, legal establishments and recently a great increase in “no win – no fee” lawyers acting on behalf of disabled people that rightly or wrongly feel they have a discrimination claim that has caused them distress or injury.

Disabled people have a right to receive the same level of service or treatment as a non-disabled person, if that cannot be achieved then a reasonable adjustment to how you provide your services must be made in order to prevent a disability discrimination claim. It may well be that you have made that reasonable adjustment and you have no case to answer, we can help you by investigating what you do have in place.

When it is evident that discrimination has occurred we will advise you on what we believe to be the best course of action to avoid a costly court case as well as a serious blow to the reputation of your business.

Access All Areas – The sensible approach to DDA & Equality Act compliance

Your Number One Disability Access Audit Specialist In The UK – All locations Covered

www.access-auditing.com  |  E-mail: accessauditing@aol.com  |  Tel: 01255-242777