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Survey proforma

Address of premises:

Date of survey:

Survey by:

The answer to these questions should be yes.

 
Paths
  • Contrast colour with adjacent land?
  • Smooth surface?
  • Clear markings?
  • Signs easy to understand, visible and of sufficient number?
  • Well lit?
  • Is path clear of hazards such as opening windows or doors?
  • Tactile surfacing at road crossings?
  
Roads
  • Signs easy to understand, visible and sufficient number?
  • Parking areas clearly marked on road and by sign?
  • Sufficient parking spaces reserved for use by disabled people?
  • Parking spaces capable for rear or side access to vehicles?
  • Road crossings clearly marked?
  • Parking spaces close to entrance used by people with disabilities?
  • Are kerbs dropped where necessary?
  
Entrances to buildings
  • Is the approach from path to entrance either flat or gently raised?
  • Is the access route clearly marked and signed?
  • Can the entrance be opened with little or no effort?
  • Is the entrance easy to identify?
  • Are glass doors clearly marked?
  • Is the entrance sufficiently wide for wheelchair access?
  • Are steps clearly edged and fitted with handrails at appropriate height and contrast to surroundings?
  • Is a call bell fitted and accessible?
  • Is the entrance lit?
  
Reception areas
  • Do reception counters have variable heights?
  • Is the flooring non-slip?
  • Are all of the signs clear, easy to read and easily seen?
  • Is seating for public available?
  • Is seating suitable for use by a range of disabled people?
  • Are information desks accessible?
  • Are posters/notice boards easy to read and accessible?
  • If telephone is available is it big button at a suitable height?
  • Are any temporary barriers eg queuing ropes clearly visible and sturdy?
  • Is an induction loop fitted?
  • Can conversations be held privately?
  • Is there sufficient room to move around and access all facilities?
  • Are interview rooms available?
  • Are public toilets available?
  
Public toilets
  • Are they wheelchair accessible?
  • Are they clearly signed?
  • Are they suitably adapted for use by a range of disabled people?
  • Is an alarm fitted?
  • Are they available for public use while building open?
  • Are contrast colours used for facilities?
  
Interview rooms
  • Is an induction loop available?
  • Are they adequately lit?
  • Is there sufficient room for adequate movement?
  • Is there sufficient seating?
  • Is the seating suitable for people with disabilities?
  • Are they wheelchair accessible?
  • Are they private?
  
Meeting rooms
  • Is an induction loop available?
  • Are they adequately lit?
  • Is there sufficient room for adequate movement?
  • Is there sufficient seating?
  • Is the seating suitable for people with disabilities?
  • Are they wheelchair accessible?
  • Are they private?
  
Lifts
  • Are signs easy to read and understand?
  • Do they have audio instructions?
  • Are there signs outside lifts stating the floor number?
  • Are the lifts wheelchair accessible?
  • Can a wheelchair turn around in the lift?
  • Are emergency controls suitable for persons with disabilities?
  
Corridors
  • Are they wide enough for wheelchairs to pass?
  • Are they level or at a suitable incline?
  • Are steps ramped?
  • Is the floor smooth and non-slip?
  • Are directional signs clear and easy to read?
  • Are hazards clearly signed?
  • Are handrails fitted on inclines?
  • Are they well lit?
  • Are doorways wheelchair accessible?
  • Are door handles suitable for people with disabilities?
  • Are fire doors passable?
Updated: 17 Feb 2015
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