Certificate in Slip and Fall Prevention

The assessment-based certificate program is designed for those who wish to learn and apply lessons from research in Slip and Fall Prevention to improve floor safety in their own or clients' facilities. The certificate also gives you opportunities to further develop highly transferable applied engineering skills that are marketable to other industries. The 2-day Certificate in Slip and Fall Prevention course includes lectures and practical floor surface exercises. CEU Certificates will be issued by UNT upon successful completion of the course.

Using ASTM 2948-13 Standard Guide for Walkway Auditor Qualifications as its framework, the course is based on ASTM and other standards, specifically the brand new ANSI A326.3, American National Standard Test Method for Measuring Dynamic Coefficient of Friction of Hard Surface Flooring Materials.

There are three levels of focus:

  1. Basic knowledge of the subject areas defined in ASTM 2948-13, including: principles of friction, gait mechanics, traction demand, tribometry, floor/shoe/contamination interface, and hazard remediation.
  2. The application of tools and concepts required for competent evaluation of pedestrian walkways.
  3. Introduction to broad scientific, legal, and ethical concepts as they apply to improving pedestrian safety in the United States.

Course Dates: September 26-27, 2017

Course Instructor: Jerry Davis, Lecturer, College of Engineering