terrain health and safety consultants manchester

Expert Assessments to improve disabled access

The Equality Act 2010 requires employers & organisations including offices, shops, pubs & restaurants and schools undertake  positive steps to ensure their premises are accessible by everyone.

Terrain's Disability Access Consultants will help you identify and make reasonable adjustments, as required by the Act, to allow people who have disabilities to make full use of your premises

Equality Act assessments are generally included as a part of Terrain's support for our retained clients, we can also undertake assessments as one-off projects at client request

Our Disability Access  Assessment will examine disabled access to ensure accessibility and usability of buildings by a wide range of potential users, including people with mobility and sensory disability 

Terrain's expert will carefully examine:

  • Approach and car parking
  • External level changes
  • Wheelchair accessible 
  • Entrances, including reception
  • Horizontal movement
  • Vertical movement
  • Internal doors
  • Sanitary accommodation
  • Fixtures and fittings
  • Information and controls
  • Means of escape
  • Building management

A comprehensive health & safety report will provide your organisation with an action plan to help you ensure your premises are fit for everyone to use.

Did you know?

  • Disabled people are far less likely to be in employment. In March 2013, the UK employment rate among working age disabled people was 49% (4.1 million), compared to 81.8% of non-disabled people
  • 44.3% of working age disabled people are economically inactive. This figure is nearly 4 times higher than for non-disabled people (11.5 %)
  • The 2 most commonly stated enablers for employment among adults with impairments are modified hours or days or reduced work hours and tax credits
  • The 2 most common barriers to work among adults with impairments are a lack of job opportunities (43%) and difficulty with transport (29%)
  • The high street could be boosted by £212 billion ‘purple pound’ by attracting disabled people and their families
  • Research shows that disabled customers prefer to shop with accessible businesses  & 82% of disabled customers in the UK took their business to a more accessible competitor in 2013

(Source - Remploy)