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 test method for hard surfaces standards (B101.1 – SCOF, B101.3 – DCOF), learn to use the new ANSI A326.3 DCOF test method for hard surfaces (is referred to in ANSI A137.1), understand the OSHA requirements related to walkways, and be aware of the key ANSI and ASTM standards available.