Risk Identification and Assessment
By conducting both pre and post installation wet Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF) tests, and analyzing the data generated, ASA can help architects, interior designers and their clients identify slip, trip and fall hazards and document compliance with national testing standards. This enables architects and interior designers to minimize the risks to their clients while reducing exposure to future slip and fall litigation. Architects and interior design professionals can document through independent, objective testing that the flooring choices they make will not endanger their clients or their customers and employees in the future.
Strategies and Improvement for Your Clients
Safety does not stop when you hand over the keys. Implementation of an effective slip, trip and fall prevention program requires the right tools, people and communication. ASA can help your clients risk management team document the ongoing compliance, safety policies and procedures needed to effectively reduce slip, trip and fall accidents within the facilities you have designed and built. We also can aid your clients business in developing the tools needed to document a sound walkway testing and OSHA compliance program.
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.
Commercial Floor Mat Services
ASA offers training in the Features, Values and Benefits of commercial floor mats to industrial launderers, facility management providers, and dust control servicers. Let us show you how to avoid placing products that can cause slip, trip and fall accidents and potential litigation. We’ll make you more professional then your competition.
Training and Education
ASA can also assist in providing training for architects, interior designers and engineers. Our professionals are available to conduct onsite training to education in Walkway Safety Management. Our training programs can help you improve standards awareness for all your design employees. ASA can provide half day training courses to educate your design employees on the dangers of slip, trip and fall hazards and how proper design and testing can reduce future injuries for your clients and litigation for your firm. We also provide information on the latest national standards for slip and fall prevention.
Partnering for Safer Designed Facilities
Let ASA partner with your architectural, engineering and design professionals to help your firm design and build the safest projects possible. Contact ASA for a project quote customized to fit your specific needs. We’ll demonstrate how to provide your clients a safer project while protecting you, your firm, and your clients from future slip, trip and fall litigation.
We can examine your project to ensure compliance to all current ANSI standards for slip resistance testing:
• ANSI A326.3: American National Standard Test Method for Measuring Dynamic Coefficient of Friction of Hard Surface Flooring Materials.
ASA brings guidance and leadership to flooring performance testing. We stay informed concerning all the latest standards affecting the walkways designed into all your projects. By verifying compliance to standards and validating conformity to codes, we help design professionals document the performance of the flooring selections while protecting themselves and their customers from preventable slip, trip and fall accidents and unwarranted litigation. By utilizing the services of ASA, architectural and design firms can distinguish themselves from other firms as safety conscious and forward thinking. This presents architectural firms with the opportunity to distinguish their services from those that are not safety driven. ASA’s traction compliance testing service can play a critical role in the selection process of clients and others who make important decisions about an architectural firm’s integrity and acceptability.