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Bundle - Flooring: Design Considerations and Material Selection for HSW

Part 1, 2, 3 - IDCEC Course Code CEU-106753 - 3 Hour

IDCEC Approved CEU Course: CEU-106753

Subject Code Primary: 5. Technical Knowledge

Subject Code Secondary: 8. Floorcoverings

Length: 3 Hours (0.3 CEU)

Flooring materials provide a foundation for the spaces you design. Design considerations affect health, safety, and welfare issues. Material selection affects the risk and costs of slips and falls as well as cleaning time and cost.

This course is presented in three sections. In Section 1, we investigate the annual $50+ billion slip and fall problem in residential and commercial facilities, the causes, key definitions, and factors affecting pedestrian safety.

In Section 2, we explore types of flooring materials, contaminants, and zones. We describe best practice cleaning procedures to share with clients, and solutions to reduce the risk of slips and falls.

In Section 3, we analyze the physics of slip resistance and friction,new ANSI and ASTM standards available to measure friction,testing devices available for use in material selection and developing specs, and current OSHA/ADA compliance requirements related to flooring.

In 3 hours you will learn what you need to know. You will be able to apply your knowledge immediately, adding value on your design teams and to your clients.

Section 1

What You Need To Know:

  1. The annual $50+ billion slip and fall problem in residential and commercial facilities
  2. The science of slip, trip fall
  3. Key definitions
  4. The science of walking and the human gait
  5. Factors affecting pedestrian safety.

Section 2

What You Need To Know:

  1. Flooring material and selection (resilient, non-resilient, specialty)
  2. Facility zones framework (walkway/facility, sources of contamination, cleaning/maintenance, risk areas/zones, monitoring/audit plan)
  3. Cleaning processes (daily and restorative, manual and machine)
  4. Solutions to reduce the risk of slips and falls using mats, traction tapes, and traction coatings.

Section 3

What You Need To Know:

  1. Slip resistance
  2. The physics of coefficient of friction (COF), static coefficient of friction (SCOF), and dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF)
  3. The published standards available to measure risk and safety of flooring materials using wet static coefficient of friction (WSCOF), dry SCOF, wet dynamic coefficient of friction (WDCOF) and dry DCOF. Key standards include the ANSI B101.1 (WSCOF), ANSI B101.3 (WDCOF), ANSI A137.1 Acu-test™ (WDCOF), the new ANSI A326.3 (WDCOF), and the ASTM D2047 (Dry SCOF).
  4. The key ASTM standards related to walkways (walkway auditor qualifications, walkway safety).
  5. Approved slip meters available to measure COF.
  6. Current OSHA and ADA requirements related to walkways.





Your Instructor


David Collette
David Collette

David has over 15 years of developing walkway safety programs for all commercial facility types while at DiverseyLever, Johnson Wax, and Cintas.

He is a past Board Member at the National Floor Safety Institute and past Main Committee Member for the NFSI/ANSI B101 standard. He is currently a member of NFSI/ANSI B101.4 (Test Method for measuring the wet barefoot condition of flooring materials or products), ANSI A108 (Accredited Standards Committee on Ceramic and Glass Tile that manages the A137.1 and A326.3 standards), ASTM F13 (Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear), ASTM D21 (Polishes), F15.03 (Safety Standards for Bathtub and Shower Structures), and F06.6 (Resilient Floor Coverings - Slip Resistance).

He teaches the Substratum 3-day "Walkway Safety Professional" course, the 1/2 day "Introduction to Walkway Management", and the 3-hour "Design Considerations - Material Selection of Walkways for Health, Safety, and Welfare". Substratum is an approved CEU Provider for IDCEC.

He is a member of ASTM, ASSE, ISSA, FIRMA, and APEGM. He is a Fellow of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. He has filed several patents related to walkway safety and has published articles and white papers in magazines like ISSA Today (ISSA), Facilitator Magazine (Restaurant Facility Management Association). He has presented to both company and industry events including RFMA and ACUHO-i (Assocation of College and University Housing Officers - International).

He has a Mechanical Engineering degree, has a Certificate in Assessing Walkway Safety from the University of Northern Texas, and is ANSI Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder #31.


Courses Included with Purchase



Part 1 - Flooring: Design Considerations and Material Selection for HSW
Part 1 - IDCEC Course Code CEU-106226 - 1 Hour
David Collette
$65
Part 2 - Flooring: Design Considerations and Material Selection for HSW
Part 2 - IDCEC Course Code CEU-106754 - HSW - 1 Hour
David Collette
$65
Part 3 - Flooring: Design Considerations and Material Selection for HSW
Part 3 - IDCEC Course Code CEU-106755 - 1 Hour
David Collette
$65

Original Price: $195


Frequently Asked Questions


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