Standard Practice for Selection of Walkway Surfaces When Considering Pedestrian Safety
4.1 Use of this standard practice will enable architects, design and construction engineers, facility managers, property managers and safety professionals to be more proactive in reducing the risk of slips and falls through selection of walkway surfaces and materials. This standard practice will help with decisions regarding selection of slip resistant walkway safety solutions at the design phase of new construction and renovation as well as maintenance during occupancy phases. This standard practice should reduce the need to treat or replace slippery walkway surfaces post installation.
4.2 The information in this standard may be superseded by federal and jurisdictional regulations and laws.
1.1 This practice outlines key elements for selecting new or planned walkway surfaces for reduced risk of slips and falls. It is intended for use by those involved in decisions regarding selection of interior and exterior slip resistant walkway surfaces under expected use conditions. Elevation and obstacle risk, trips and falls are excluded from this standard.
1.2 Conformance with this standard practice will assist in the reduction of slip and fall risk on walkway surfaces.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Where more stringent standards exist, those standards should be followed.
1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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