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Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living

Access Audits

 Access auditing involves an inspection of the building to appraise its accessibility and is judged against predetermined criteria.

An audit will enable you to recognise the changes you may need to make. It will also highlight changes that your landlord may be required to make.

Why You Need an Access Audit

Access for ALL-The purpose of an Access Audit is to establish how well a building performs in relation to access and ease of ALLusers, including people with physical mobility and sensory impairments.

The objective is to identify areas of concern and to make recommendations that resolve access barriers for employees of a company, their clients and members of the public using the company’s services and visiting their premises.

It is valuable:

· To identify necessary adjustments in the service provided to disabled customers to meet the requirements of current provisions of the Equality Act, BS8300:2009 + A1:2010 and Part M of the Building Regulations. Together with other relevant legislation dependant on the service provider.

· As the first "reasonable step" to disabled access indicated in legislation, in recognising the possible obstacles, and devising solutions, to avoid possible litigation by discriminating by way or a worse service to a disabled customer.

· To consider existing management and organisation of a building and the service from it, to achieve maximum accessibility.

· To help gain consent for alterations, extensions and new builds in compliance with Part M of the Building Regulations.



“It was like having an extra pair of eyes which provided us with 360 degree vision. The service was clearly value for money and left us with a clear set of actions and priorities working within the restrictions of the building and our own budget.”

“Showsec would be willing to recommend this service to other private sector organisations wishing to review the disabled accessibility of their facilities.”

Phil Cobourne – Head of Health and Safety – Showsec Security


Our customers include:

•        Blaby District Council Offices

•        Pavilion Leisure Centre, Huncote

•        Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service

•        Leicester City PCT

•        St Anne’s Church

•        Various venues for the Special Olympics.

•        Leicester Aids Support Services

•        The Race Equality Centre Leicester

•        The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) Leicester

•        The Salvation Army Leicester South Corps

•        All Nations Centre, Frog Island

•        Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Glenfield Hospital

•        Apex, Apex House

•        Spinney Hill Community Centre

•        Gorse Hill City Farm

•        The Asquith Surgery

•        Bishop Street Methodist Church

•        Alfred Hill Training Centre

•        Somali Community Solutions-The Response Centre

•        Leicester Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Centre

•        British Red Cross Society Community Equipment Services, 113/115 Clarendon Park Road.

•        British Red Cross Society, Community Equipment Services 11 Euston Street.

•        ShowSec Leicester

•        Hand in Hand, Tenants and residents association

•        Wolsey House Primary School, Beaumont Leys Lane


Please contact Steve Souter to discuss your Access Audit requirements and a quotation based upon your specific needs.