Building Access Audits can help you understand and address accessibility problems at your venue

Want to carry out an accessibility audit on your building? Want to know what access problems exist and what to do about it? The World’s first automated software that makes auditing buildings easy and accessible. 

Who can carry out a building access audit?

Anyone! Years of research, development and testing has gone into taking out the complexity of the outdated building audit process. The simplicity of the user interface means that anyone, regardless of technical knowledge, can audit their own building, produce an access report and access an action plan with guidance to make necessary improvements.

What is a Building Accessibility Audit?

What does building accessibility mean? A building access audit allows managers and building owners to understand the access problems which are causing obstructions or possible harm to disabled, elderly or people with mobility restrictions. 

Does reception desk have lowered section for wheelchairs?

Does hotel have disabled car parking space?

Does reception desk have hearing loop?

Is the elevator suitable for wheelchair users?

parking facilities  

arrival experience  

leisure facilities  

accessible rooms  

internal circulation    

external areas    

building entrance

food counters  

tables and floors  

Are there steps at the main entrance to cafe?

Are there any obstacles in front of the entrance that may block access?

Does the entrance door open automatically on approach?

Are menus available in large print or braille format?

Why is accessibility auditing of buildings important?

The first stage in addressing access problems is to understand the problems. A building accessibility audit allow owners to identify those problems. ComplyPOD has been designed to directly benefit people of determination, disabled and elderly people

Increasing quality of life for all citizens

Creating inclusive workplaces & offices

Ensuring people can lead independent lives

Active, happy and healthy populations

Caring for Elderly and avoiding trips & falls

Diversity and job opportunities for all

Protecting vulnerable people in society

Equal social activities,  leisure & fun

Access to an action plan, report and guidance

All building audits are linked to a wealth of design guidance, tools and templates to allow building owners to make the change to their building and address any items causing any access problems.

Accessibility Action Plan

Disability access audit report

Universal Design Guidelines

How do you conduct a building accessibility audit?

ComplyPOD is the only automated building access audit software that digitizes the traditional access audit checklist and creates a user friendly disability access audit tool for assessing any type and size of building. 

Add building data

Building data is inputted by the user, utilizing ComplyPOD’s easy to use interface. The tested simplicity ensures anybody can input data, regardless of technical expertise, saving government clients time and money. 

View Action Plan

ComplyPOD’s software  calculates the audit data to automatically check for compliance with the relevant national building regulations. Any areas of non-compliance are presented in an easy to understand action plan.

Use Guides & Tools

Action Plan is linked to specific design guidance and tools to rectify any element that is not compliant with regulations. This enables private sector to take direct action in improving building access.

Submit Audit Data

ComplyPOD can integrate into any building approval, permit or licence renewal process. ComplyPOD’s client database can be accessed and all data results can be digitally sent, stored or linked to the client systems. 

Add building data

Building data is inputted by the user, utilizing ComplyPOD’s easy to use interface. The tested simplicity ensures anybody can input data, regardless of technical expertise, saving government clients time and money. 

View Action Plan

ComplyPOD’s software  calculates the audit data to automatically check for compliance with the relevant national building regulations. Any areas of non-compliance are presented in an easy to understand action plan.

Use Guides & Tools

Action Plan is linked to specific design guidance and tools to rectify any element that is not compliant with regulations. This enables private sector to take direct action in improving building access.

Submit Audit Data

ComplyPOD can integrate into any building approval, permit or licence renewal process. ComplyPOD’s client database can be accessed and all data results can be digitally sent, stored or linked to the client systems. 

What buildings can be assessed when carrying out an accessibility audit?

ComplyPOD is available for a variety of building types from standalone buildings to single interior units

What can an accessibility building audit be used for?

ComplyPOD is the World's first digital solution to building audits. The software automatically checks compliance, generates action plans, certificates and provides guidance

Government Authorities, Operators and facilities management companies that manage large numbers of assets can increase efficiency by digitizing their compliance monitoring using an automated audit and database. 

Ministries and Authorities responsible for issuing operational and trade licences can ensure all businesses are accessible using a database linking issue and renewal of licence

Ministries and Charities can incentivize good accessibility with an awards program with ceremonies and rewards for best buildings and businesses.

Municipalities, Authorities and Building Permit Departments can embed accessibility into the process of approving building permits for new buildings.

Businesses and government employers looking to increase diversity and improve inclusion within organizations can ensure their building environments are inclusive to new disabled employees

Corporate brands can provide necessary information about their stores of venues by using an audit across their portfolio of buildings to create access directories and attract new disabled visitors.

Building audits can assess if a building is compliant with national building regulations

ComplyPOD contains all the relevant tools to ensure your building is compliant with national regulation documents like the UAE Universal Design Code, the Saudi Building Code and other design standards used in the Middle East. ComplyPOD is the World’s first building access software that provides all the digital tools and templates you need to achieve building compliance with regulations and standards. The standards used like the Dubai Universal Design Code can often be confusing and complex for anyone trying to comply with government requirements and improve the access of their building. ComplyPOD can help take the stress out of compliance by providing a number of digital tools to help your building comply.

Frequently Asked Questions

ComplyPOD is a compliance software suite that allows people to complete an audit of their own building using mobile, tablet or web based platform. The software calculates compliance and produces a bespoke action plan containing all design guidance, tools and resources for users to make necessary changes to building. 

ComplyPOD has been specifically designed to be user friendly to cut out all the jargon and complex engineering language that makes carrying out a building audit difficult if not highly trained in building regulations

The building regulations used as relevant to the city or country. Simply select the country and we’ll do the rest. So for example, the UAE uses the UAE Universal Design Code and Saudi Arabia uses a combination of guidance from the King Salman Center for Disability Research and regulations from the Saudi National Building Code. For cities like Riyadh there is additional guidance available, specific to that city.

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Yes, ComplyPOD has been designed for a variety of uses and clients. If you are a small business and want to understand how to attract more customers or ensure disabled people can join your workforce, you can undertake a one-off audit that will provide an action plan and recommend any changes needed.

 

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Yes. Many government clients want to digitize the approvals process to improve efficiency and remove expensive cost of reviewing large amounts of building permit or licence renewals. ComplyPOD automates the review process, saving huge amounts of time and money for clients

Yes, many clients own or manage a large number of buildings and want to improve access across all of their assets. The ComplyPOD allows any building manager to carry out an audit and the compliance database collates data over large areas, identifying and addressing access issues with minimal client involvement.

An audit identifies all elements of a building that are not compliant with national building regulations relating to accessibility. It finds out all the parts of a building that are causing an obstacle or hazard to people with a disability. The audit data can be used by businesses to address access issues and governments to enable businesses to comply with regulations.