Construction industry professionals are all too aware of ‘slip and fall’ claims. Approximately 1 in every 10 professional indemnity claims brought against architects are the result of personal injuries suffered in a ‘slip and fall’. To reduce the incidence of injuries resulting from ‘slip and falls’ and the subsequent claims, construction industry professionals need to understand the fundamentals of how to produce a slip resistant design.
Join us to hear from Richard Bowman, Principal of Intertile Research, on the essentials of slip resistance and the steps which construction professionals can take so that the floor surfaces they are specifying will result in safe trafficable areas. Topics to be covered during the webinar include:
- What factors impact slip resistance;
- Relevant Australian Standards and Codes;
- Slip resistance test methods and interpreting the results;
- How surfaces can deteriorate and be affected by maintenance and cleaning regimes;
- How to produce ‘best practice’ specifications in relation to slip resistance; and
- Case studies involving ‘slip and falls’.
Before establishing Intertile Research, Richard spent 27 years as a Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO. Whist in that role, Richard established the slip resistance laboratory and worked to understand the causes of pedestrian slips and falls. Richard has been the Chair of the International Ergonomics Association’s Technical Committee on slip, trips and falls for the last 4 years.