What is Walkway Auditing?
Walkway auditing is a process involving inspection and testing of the walking surfaces of a facility.
ASA’s walkway audits performed to the specifications in the American Society for Testing and Materials Walkway Auditing Procedures include a comprehensive review of cleaning processes, chemicals used, safety materials as well as testing of the facilities flooring slip resistance for documentation of available traction. Recommendations for remediation in areas where the available traction is deficient to the standards are also included in the report provided with each walkway audit.
Pro-active walkway auditing can help insure the compliance of a facility. Regular audits establish an evidentiary trail of due diligence and fulfillment of the duty of care by a facility reducing the exposure to accidents and unwarranted litigation.
How Can My Business Benefit?
Maintaining safe walkways will affect everyone who uses your facility.
If a customer or employee touches nothing else in your facility, they must touch the floor. Nothing else is touched in your facility by an employee or customer, they touch the floor. The business owner may see an instantaneous benefit to keeping high traction floors. Reducing slip and fall risk by being informed about the walkway condition can reduce workers comp and general liability costs because incidents go down.
What are the Important Industry Standards to Understand?
Standards for testing the traction levels of walkways are administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The ANSI standard series addresses and defines walkway testing methodology and floor surface.
Is Walkway Auditing Expensive?
The service is very low cost, especially when compared to the overall costs of a Slip-and-Fall claim. Contact ASA today for a free price quote!