LPF announce new accreditation and award
Level Playing Field has announced its new LPF Access Audit accreditation and LPF ‘Centre of Excellence’ Award.
Clubs, stadiums and sporting venues that commission a professional LPF Audit and sign up to working with LPF towards meeting the minimum accessibility standards for sports stadia and venues on match (or event) and non-match days will be presented with an ‘LPF Audited’ accreditation and will be entitled to display the ‘LPF audited’ logo as a demonstration of their commitment to improving access and inclusion standards (in line with the industries own good practice standards) at their venue and having been professionally audited.
The LPF access audits are undertaken by peer reviewed professional NRAC auditors (National Register of Access Consultants and Auditors) and are conducted in line with UK legislation (Equality Act 2010 and building regulations) and sports stadia good practice guidance (Accessible Stadia-Sports Grounds and Stadia Guide; European Committee for Standardisation Technical Report – CEN/TR 15913 “Spectator facilities – Layout criteria for spectators with special needs”; UEFA and CAFE Good Practice Guide to Creating an Accessible Stadia and Matchday Experience – Access for All).
The ‘LPF Centre of Excellence’ award will be presented to those sporting venues and stadia that demonstrate the highest access and inclusion standards in accommodating disabled spectators and visitors on match (or event) and non-matchdays.
To qualify for the award, the club or venue must first commission an LPF Audit and demonstrate that it meets the requirements of existing equality and access legislation, building regulations and accessible sports grounds and stadia good practice standards.
From Level Playing Field