DDA Building Audits


The full weight of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) came into effect in October 2004, and all businesses now have to comply or have a reasonable action plan for compliance.

An access audit by an experienced auditor will ensure you do not spend money doing the wrong things or doing the right things to the wrong specifications, and it could well save you money in the long run.

Why do an Audit?

  • To check your current level of compliance with the standards
  • To identify how your building's accessibility can be improved and any factors that limit the extent to which this is possible
  • To create a plan for ongoing improvements that links in with your planned maintenance activities
  • To support an application for National Lottery funding

What does a DDA Buildings Audit include?

The audit is an assessment of a wide range of access features including the following.

  • Car parking
  • Routes
  • Internal and external doors
  • Horizontal circulation
  • Vertical circulation
  • Toilet and washroom facilities
  • Signage
  • Alarms and security systems
  • Surfaces
  • Lighting

Following the audit we will prepare a written report in which the issues are detailed and prioritised.

Client Specific Accessibility Seminars

We will be happy to arrange client specific seminars for staff and management to raise awareness of general accessibility issues and particularly those that the audit has highlighted as in need of attention.

More about Buildings Accessibility Seminars.