This audit module is designed to assess internal stairs, lifts, paths and the ramps and handrails used to facilitate access to general or public areas of a facility.

Some suggestions for improvement would take some budget and/or timeframe to implement, while some may be able to be changed quickly and with minimal budget. It is not intended for major refurbishments or new builds.

You may use this audit module on its own or as part of a broader audit of other parts of the facility. We suggest completing it with the other facility audits to enhance your understanding of how to improve the environment for older people.

This audit module contains 23 questions and will take approximately 25-35 minutes to complete all sections. It contains 11 general questions on paths, handrails and ramps, plus an additional 8 questions on lifts and an additional 4 questions on stairs.

Start the stairs, lifts and paths - internal areas audit