Bruce has over 32 years’ experience in disability access, architectural design, documentation & project management. He was also a co-author of the SDA Design Standards He formed Equal Access Pty Ltd in 2007 in response to growing recognition, that whilst businesses were being urged to respond to their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act, the majority of assistance available was focused almost entirely upon the needs of the individual with a disability without an understanding of the impacts and practicalities for building owners, managers and consultants. Bruce also specialises in evacuation procedures and policy for people with a disability and is a member of the Fire Protection Association Australia.
General Manager Bachelor of Business Human Resources Major
Karina has been involved in business administration for over 30 years with experience across many business sectors including banking, government and medical.
Before joining Equal Access, Karina held a number of company board positions including President, Deputy Chair, Company Secretary and headed Human Resources and Property portfolios. Karina has also worked extensively with local community groups and local councils and has first-hand property management experience. Karina looks after our group’s operational policy, finances and company resources. She oversees day-to-day operations and is passionate about staff welfare and sustaining a strong financial position to achieve corporate vision.
Alison is a highly experienced access consultant that has been working in the field since 2012, which has provided her with a sound understanding of stakeholders obligations under evolving Disability Legislation, Codes & Standards.
Her experience has included large and complex access projects; hospitals, health care buildings, multi-use developments, aged care facilities, public transport buildings, educational facilities, office, retail, hotels, sports precincts, aquatic and recreational facilities. Alison was Western Australia’s first Changing Place Assessor and is proud to have been involved in the accreditation of many Changing Place projects throughout regional and metro areas in WA from Perth through to Port Hedland.
Tanisha has 5 years of direct experience working with individuals with disability, and more recent indirect experience working in disability access. Her knowledge of the intertwined influence of the person, their environment and the activities conducted therein through occupational therapy theory and principles, allows for an in-depth understanding of the importance of businesses to provide accessible built environments and adhere to their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act.
Mark is a qualified architect and registered building inspector (limited) with over 34 years’ experience in building and construction in Victoria. He has vast experience in the management of design, documentation and contract administration of building projects including all, planning permit processes, preparation of documentation, design drawings through to preparation and administration of contracts and major subcontracts in a range of both private, commercial and government building development projects.
Mark has a sound up to date knowledge of Building Regulations and legislative requirements / Building Act, BCA, Australian Standards, Local Planning schemes, Rescode and council variations to Rescode, relevant rules and guidelines, Local and council service companies. Mark has worked with local government in both public housing and school design ensuring compliance with Australian Standards for Design and Access mobility and the Disability Discrimination Act
LHA Design Guideline Assessor (completed, Accreditation pending)
Completed SDA Assessor Course (exam passed, Accreditation pending)
Pia’s experience as an Assistant Building Surveyor includes the assessment of plans in accordance with applicable legislation including Building Act, Australian Standards, Building Codes and issuing Building Permits, Occupancy and Final Certificates. Her experience extends to the coordination and support of daily inspection activities starting from site inspections through to building permit issues, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
Staff Relationship Manager & Office Counsellor Teddy is our Human Relations manager and staff counsellor, his role within the company is to personally greet all staff at the door on their arrival and welcome them with a tail wag. With an ever-increasing brood to feed, Teddy combines his parental duties and work commitments with aplomb. A master negotiator who uses his caramel eyes to great effect and diffuse stressful situations. Teddy understands the importance of taking time to stop and smell the roses (and trees, bushes, power poles, letterboxes, you get the drift)