The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) has announced the remaining Walkway Auditor Certification Training dates for 2012 to be held at the National Floor Safety Institute headquarters at 2815 Exchange Blvd., Suite 200, Southlake, TX 76092.
These dates are:
September 24-27, 2012
October 22-25, 2012
December 3-6, 2012
NFSI's Walkway Auditor Training course is designed to provide attendees with the necessary information on how to properly conduct a walkway safety inspection under OSHA's proposed new rule for "Walking and Working Surfaces," as well as the latest updates to ANSI/NFSI B101 Standards. The Course covers:
• Step-by-step review of the NFSI Walkway Auditing Guideline
• OSHA's revised Walking and Working Surface Requirements
• How and why slips, trips and falls occur
• Floor covering materials and their recommended applications
• Proper floor maintenance methods and procedures
• Hands-on use of various walkway tribometers
Participants that complete all four days and score an 80% or higher on the exam will be certified by NFSI as a Walkway Auditor Safety Specialist for three years.
"We are pleased to provide this invaluable training to persons interested in raising floor care to floor safety," said Russell J. Kendzior, president of NFSI. "I, along with our other instructors, Steven C. Spencer FMA, Facilities Management, State Farm Insurance and Brent Johnson, Chief Auditor, Traction Auditing, LLC, are well qualified to help attendees reduce the incidence of slip and fall through application of comprehensive walkway audits."
The specific four-day course curriculum includes: Slip And Fall Prevention Made Easy, Controlling The High Cost of Slip and Fall Accidents, Flooring Materials and Proper Maintenance Procedures, Walkway Auditing Guideline Overview, a History of Tribometry, Hands on Training with Tribometers,and the Certification Exam at the modest rate of $1,100 for NFSI Members and $1,350 for Non-Members.