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Universal Design Training

OHAC is committed to providing continuous professional development (CPD) for our team as it is vital for individuals/companies to stay informed on new developments and to be able to provide clients with up to date advice. This month, OHAC carried out CPD in-house training on universal design for senior staff members. As access consultants and ancillary certifiers, our primary focus is to ensure the built environment is designed and built-in line with Part M of the Building regulations. To achieve compliance, our first port of call is the Part M Technical Guidance Document (TGD M 2010). Compliance is ensured when designed to TGD M 2010, however it is important that we go beyond Part M and promote universal design to ensure we are making services and buildings accessible for everybody.

The training course consisted of reviewing several important aspects of universal design including:



A similar 2-day course, “Universal Design and Accessibility” was provided for a client to help their understanding of UD and where it can be implemented in design of projects or adjustments which can be made to existing buildings and services.

The aim of UD training is to help promote universal design considering the latest legislation and guidance documents. By promoting UD, we are striving to remove barriers that people with disabilities are facing and creating a more accessible world.

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Alternatively, if you need a tailored course, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team on (01) 415 12 85 or e-mail [email protected].