We at Abbacas are devoted to improving the accessible environment for all people.
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) came into force in 1995, and changed the way we viewed our environment. This was broadened when it was superseded by the Equality Act: 2010. The Equality Act legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society and incorporates the measures originally enshrined in the DDA.
To assist your compliance with the Equality Act, we provide advice on access issues, including:
- Access audits
- Access appraisals
- Evacuation and Egress analysis
- Hazard identification surveys and risk assessment
Our team can outline the effect of the regulations, directives and related best practices. We always look towards and promote good design and training to alleviate or reduce vulnerabilities and improve accessibility.
We are acutely aware that all buildings and businesses are not the same and always look to highlight the unique requirements of particular buildings and businesses. We always consider the environmental impact of a design and manufacture as well as the operational and maintenance issues that follow purchase and installation - often overlooked issues with Public Access.
With our professional associates, we offer turnkey solutions for the design, manufacture and installation of Lifting Platforms, Lifts, Escalators & Moving Walks, Stair lifts, Bath & Bed Hoists, and Home Lifts, including:
- All associated construction works
- Buildings alterations
- Associated electrical systems
- Associated mechanical alterations
- Project management or supervision
- Project specific asbestos surveys
- Project specific structural design
- Project specific CDM Advisor
Abbacas always attempts to provide sensible answers, including improvements to signs; signals; warnings; directions; information and the removal of obstacles; simplifying access wherever realistically possible.