Disability Access at Construction

When designing any construction site, it is important to be aware of the impact it will have to the surrounding area. Part of any project should include considerations for local resident and business needs this includes access requirements to maintain the individual's journey whether through the area or to gain access to local facilities.

Very often traffic management impacts people who are disabled, people who are older and parents with children. It is important we take full ownership of the impacts we may cause and to make every effort to reduce them.

The Equality Act 2010 places a duty to make adjustments: Where a provision (including information), criterion, practice or physical feature puts a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage in comparison with persons who are not disabled, to take such steps as it is reasonable to have to take to avoid the disadvantage.

By working with us to look at site set up we can help your project be inclusive, where practicable, and consider the needs of everyone. Being proactive in approach can minimise inconvenience, raise working standards and save time and money.