I have a new info blog where I discuss the role of access consultants, peer reviews and alternative solutions used to achieve compliance with the National Construction Code and the Access to Premises Standards.
The website proposed the use of an ‘Access Peer Review’ to be conducted by an Access Consultant and involves a review of any architectural design assessment, professional opinion, expert opinion, or an ‘Alternative Solution’ report prepared by another Access Consultant.
The concept is comparable to the ‘dual certification’ system used in structural engineering certification, and the ‘peer review’ system used in fire engineering. This approach is accepted within Australia and overseas.
By Lee Wilson, Disability Access Consultant