Introduction to Walkway Management

Who Should Attend?

  • Interior Designers specifying walkway materials and maintenance instructions
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Construction Contractors
  • Facility Managers
  • Building Service Contractors
  • Risk Managers
  • General Managers
  • Safety Engineers/Professionals
  • Loss Prevention
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Forensic Engineers
  • Lawyers

What Will I Learn?

In this 4-hour course you’ll be introduced to the key topics and information necessary to design, plan, build, maintain, and insure walkway management. You’ll learn the key elements of walkway management including selecting materials, facility design and layout, foot traffic flow, cleaning processes, floor care tools, chemicals, audit programs, personal injury, and liability. You will understand how to use a standards-based approach to measuring walkway safety using published standards to measure static coefficient of friction (SCOF) and dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF), be introduced to the ANSI/NFSI set of standards, be introduced to ANSI/NFSI B101, B101.1, and B101.3 and ANSI A137.1 Accu-test (DCOF), understand the OSHA requirements related to walkways, and become aware of the key ASTM standards available.

How Will I Benefit?

  • Recognize physical principles and standards on which walkway management practices are based
  • Be aware of how to decrease the risk and cost of slips and falls, improving employee as well as guest experience, while delivering cleaner, safer floors
  • Understand how to audit and measure the level of risk in walkways
  • Be aware of resources available to aid in further study of walkway management

Course Outline

  • Course Review & Introductions
  • What is Walkway Management?
  • Framework for Walkway Management (DESIGN. PLAN. BUILD. MAINTAIN. INSURE.©)
  • Research and applicable standards
  • Key items and best practices for DESIGN. PLAN. BUILD. (ADA, materiality, foot traffic flow, entrances, zones, soils)
  • Key items and best practices for MAINTAIN. (processes, chemistry, tools, training, audit)
  • Key items and best practices for INSURE. (safety shoes, risk mitigation)
  • Standards-based approach to auditing walkway safety (using SCOF/DCOF tribometry)

Fee Includes

  • Coffee/tea break
  • Digital handouts
  • CEUs may be available depending on your organizational affiliations.
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