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Disabled Access Audit, Government of Jersey

Jersey’s Disability Discrimination law

This law was introduced in 2018 and requires organisations to ensure their buildings and facilities are accessible for disabled people and make the reasonable adjustments needed to achieve this.

Government of Jersey commissioned HLG

Mindful of its responsibilities, the Government commissioned us to undertake a Disabled Access Audit in 2020. This encompassed a wide portfolio of properties, large and small, modern and old, from office accommodation to schools.

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Carrying out a Disabled Access Audit is a first important step towards compliance.

The audit is a specialised onsite benchmark study. Its purpose is determining how well a building presently meets the law’s expectations and can optionally recommend changes needed to become compliant.

With a clear understanding of the client’s scope and output requirements, HLG conducted a methodical audit, professionally delivered with no or minimal disruption to building occupants.

Areas covered included access to and into premises and movement around once inside. Among other considerations were signage and the suitability of internal doors, lifts and stairs, and accessibility of items such as light switches.

Jersey Property Holdings, which has responsibility for the government’s building portfolio, received a final detailed report for each audited building. As well as providing a clear understanding of compliance or not with the new discrimination law’s requirements, these documents form a valuable risk assessment against which to plan future remedial work.

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