The audit team from left to right of Lucy Huish (GE), Stephen Dolby & Michelle Parfitt (WECIL) and Gina Cotton (GE)
WECIL has recently completed an initial accessibility survey for GE Aviation – a large local employer. Visiting their site in Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire our assessors (one of whom is a disabled person themselves) carried out a comprehensive physical access audit – giving recommendations for improvements to increase accessibility. As GE Aviation had already made a number of adjustments prior to the audit, the recommendations enabled them to become aware of a very best practice approach. Many of the recommendations have already been carried out, and WECIL has now been contracted to carry out further surveys on their other GE premises on the same site.
In the 2011 Government census almost one in five people identified themselves as having an impairment that impacted on their working lives. WECIL is a pan impairment organisation that works with businesses to provide services to ensure they meet the requirements of Equality legislation and provide a working environment that accommodates the diverse needs of customers and employees. We make clear recommendations for improvements and change and cover a range of issues including signage, escape routes, circulation and surfaces. We consider the viewpoint of a wide range of impairments, rather than the needs of one specific group.
Additionally, WECIL provides disabled employee support schemes for employers, staff training packages covering disability equality training and mental health awareness and can draw on the lived experience of over 4000 disabled people in the West of England on matters specifically impacting on their lives.
You can find out more about the services we offer on the Consultancy and Training pages of our website (www.wecil.co.uk) and if you’d like to discuss our services in more detail, please do get in touch with our team on: Telephone: 0117 947 9928 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WECIL invests all funds raised in such work to support its charitable projects.