Who Should Attend?
Interior Designers, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors need to be aware of how to Design, Plan, and Build walkways to reduce the risk and cost of slips, trips, and falls while providing a walkway that can be cleaned better and faster.
Building owners/operators, facility maintenance, and risk/safety professionals must be able to evaluate the risk and cost of slips, trips, and falls, proactively and prescriptively develop and execute solutions, and ensure the facilities are cleaning better and faster.
Building service contractors (BSCs), flooring installer, and other service professionals are missing out on revenue from offering increasingly in-demand walkway safety services.
To provide these key partners in walkway safety with the practical knowledge, training, and products to be a Walkway Safety Professional (WSP) Substratum Group has launched a 3-day course. WSP is based on the cycle of walkway management (design, plan, build, maintain, insure) developed by Substratum.
What Will I Learn?
The WSP course is a 20+ hour, assessment-based certificate program in which you will learn to characterize the safety of a pedestrian walkway as a Qualified Walkway Auditor both as a proactive and prescriptive service or in response to an incident. You will have familiarity with guiding documents, the sources for research, practical walkway tribometry using slipmeters, and walkway safety. You will be introduced to key topics, information, and a framework to design, plan, build, maintain, and insure safer walkways.
You’ll learn key elements of walkway management including selection of materials, facility design and layout, pedestrian flow, cleaning processes, floor care tools, chemicals, audit programs, personal injury, and liability. You will understand how to use a standardsbased approach to analyze walkway safety using published standards to measure static coefficient of friction (SCOF) and dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF), learn to use the ANSI/ NFSI set of standards (B101), learn to use ANSI A137.1 Accu-test (DCOF), understand the OSHA requirements related to walkways, and be aware of the key ANSI and ASTM standards available.
How Will I Benefit?
- Gain the knowledge, practical training, and frameworks to be able to provide reliable observations and opinions regarding the conformance of an audited pedestrian walkway to relevant safety guidelines or requirements reducing the risk and cost of slips and falls per ASTM F2948
- Be considered a “Qualified Person” per OSHA 1910.22 Subpart D
- Provide services to internal and external customers to decrease the risk and cost of slips and falls, while improving employee as well as guest experience, and delivering cleaner, safer floors
- Be certified to use the Regan Scientific BOT3000E and American Slip Meter 825A
- Access to continually updated training material
- Annual certification check of knowledge and standards
- Course location and dates are subject to change or cancellation.
- Cancellation policy
- 30+ days prior to course start is 100% tuition refund minus $45 refund fee
- 21-29 days prior to course start is a 75% tuition refund minus $45 refund fee
- 14-20 days prior to course start is a 50% tuition refund
- 8-13 days prior to course start is a 25% tuition refund
- 0-7 days prior to course start is a 10% tuition refund
The course curriculum and fee includes:
• Classroom instruction on the core elements on walkway safety
• Training on how to design, plan, build, and maintain walkways
• Certification on use of the Regan Scientific BOT-3000E and American Slip Meter ASM 825A
• Hard copies of key ASTM and ANSI standards are available for additional expense. All standards discussed are copywritten and must be purchased prior to course if not already owned by the student. We recommend each WSP own B101.0, B101.1, B101.3, B101.6, A137.1, F2948, F1637, and F1694. If any or all standards are required they can be ordered through Substratum. A complete set of standards increases the course tuition by $400.
• Training manuals including templates, forms, spreadsheets, presentations
• Lunch and snacks provided
All standards discussed are copywritten and must be purchased prior to course if not already owned by the student. We recommend each WSP own B101.0, B101.1, B101.3, B101.6, A137.1, F2948, F1637, and F1694. If any or all standards are required they can be ordered through Substratum. A complete set of standards increases the course tuition by $400.