Slips and Trips: An Introduction to Slip-Resistant Flooring

Full price: $67.00
Member: $50.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

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Slips, trips and falls within a building generate two-thirds of worker’s compensation claims. This course is aimed at helping you reduce and manage architectural risks by providing detailed information on how to increase the slip resistance of flooring.

The presenter:

  • identifies the factors that impact on the slip resistance of flooring
  • discusses the relevant codes and standards and the importance of correct product selection and specification
  • outlines four methods for testing slip resistance
  • provides a range of solutions when a floor is found to have poor slip resistance.


    Peter Westgate: Technical Manager, CSIRO Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology

    For the past 12 years, Peter has been involved with the Sustainable Materials group which is part of CSIRO’s Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology division. He currently leads the Melbourne section of the Slips, Trips and Finishes team and says architects contact CSIRO about slip-resistant flooring more than any other issue.

    Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual presentation to be viewed online
  • Course handout
  • Further Resources
  • Formal assessment component consisting of a series of questions to be undertaken online

    Length of course

    1 hour

    Continuing professional development hours

    1 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course you should have:

  • an increased awareness of design risk issues with particular focus on slip-resistant flooring
  • an increased awareness of the factors that impact on the slip resistance of flooring and the relevant codes and standards, resulting in correct product selection and specification, and reducing the rates of slips, trips and falls in the built environment.

    National Competency Standards in Architecture

    Design Documentation


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