Bundle - Walkways: What You Need To Know To Design, Maintain, and Insure Cleaner, Safer Floors
Bundle of 3 courses - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
What You Need To Know
Walkway safety knowledge is important for interior designers, architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, building owner/operators, building service contractors, risk managers, loss control managers, safety managers, lawyers, forensic engineers, and anyone in the insurance business. This course covers what you need to know to design, maintain, and insure cleaner and safer floors. The 3-hour online course is broken into 3 parts to make it easy for you to learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace.
Walkways are the surfaces we walk on every day. Are you also selecting flooring materials for health, safety, and welfare? Do you know what standards can be used to evaluate pedestrian risk? Do you what factors affect slip resistance of flooring? Do you know what coefficient of friction (COF) is and why you need to understand SCOF and DCOF to have a safer walkway? Do you know what slip meters are approved and what published standard applies to what flooring surface? Can you advise your team and your customers on how to minimize the risk of slip, trip, fall? Do you know how to apply the COF test method standards to different floorings types? Do you know best practice processes for manual and machine daily and restorative cleaning? Have you ever specified a traction audit pre and post-install to quantify the level of slip resistance you selected for the design versus what was installed? If a client has a slip and fall incident or maintenance problem post-build what do you recommend as a course of action? Did you know the new A326.3 DCOF test method states that the specifier is responsible for selecting the COF levels?
This course is presented in three parts.
What You Need To Know:
- The annual $40+ billion slip and fall problem in residential and commercial facilities
- The science of slip, trip fall
- Key definitions
- The science of walking and the human gait
- Factors affecting pedestrian safety.
What You Need To Know:
- Flooring material and selection (resilient, non-resilient, specialty)
- Facility zones framework (walkway/facility, sources of contamination, cleaning/maintenance, risk areas/zones, monitoring/audit plan)
- Cleaning processes (daily and restorative, manual and machine)
- Solutions to reduce the risk of slips and falls using mats, traction tapes, and traction coatings.
What You Need To Know:
- Slip resistance
- The physics of coefficient of friction (COF), static coefficient of friction (SCOF), and dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF)
- 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).
- The key ASTM standards related to walkways (walkway auditor qualifications, walkway safety).
- Approved slip meters available to measure COF.
- Current OSHA and ADA requirements related to walkways.
In 3 hours you will learn what you need to know. You will be able to apply your knowledge immediately to design, maintain, and insure cleaner, safer floors.
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.