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IPO offices have disabled toilet facilities on each floor, of which there are at least 2 on each level. We have a disabled toilet with a shower facility at each location if needed.
The IPO currently has 9 accessible toilets and gender neutral changing facilities.
We also have dedicated welfare parking bays available, which can be booked for users with particular needs.
Full conference facilities with disabled access.
THE IPO H&S Team carry out full assessments, such as DSE, PEEP and risk Assessments.
The IPO is committed to improving the quality and delivery of public services for everyone in society. Respecting and valuing differences will help to ensure that our policies and services reflect the needs and experiences of the people we serve.
We understand that we must to be able to provide support to employees with a disability or health condition and that this may be in the form of a workplace adjustment.
A workplace adjustment can be a change that removes a barrier or a disadvantage for employees with a disability or health condition. This could be a physical feature or a change in working arrangements. What constitutes a workplace adjustment will vary depending on the individual. Equality law recognises that bringing about equality for people with a disability may mean changing the way in which employment is structured, the removal of physical barriers and/or providing extra support.
Employers are obliged to provide “reasonable adjustments” under the Equality Act 2010 to support employees with a disability. This is to ensure that employees with a disability can develop, prosper and fulfil their potential on a level playing field with non-disabled colleagues.
However aside from the legal requirement, it is also good practice to consider a workplace adjustment for any employee who experiences a barrier or difficulty at work.
For this reason, we refer to workplace adjustments as the steps taken to remove, to reduce or to prevent the obstacles faced by all employees.