Workshop 7: Obtaining and maintaining optimal floor slip resistance for improved safety
Our good friends from Slip Smart are presenting a workshop at the National Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
8.00am – 12.00pm Wednesday, 2 November 2011 – Brisbane Convention Centre
Richard Bowman, Intertile Research, Australia
Andrew Stewart, SlipAlert, UK
Peter Vournechis, SlipSmart, Australia
This international Workshop will focus on preventing slips within homes, public places and work
environments, recognising that floors should have adequate slip resistance at the end of an
economically reasonable working life. While the processes of specifying appropriately slip resistant
floors will change when new Standards guidance is published, property managers, safety inspectors,
occupational therapists and many others need to know if existing floors are adequate for their
intended purpose, and if not what actions might be appropriate. This interactive workshop will
empower participants to make real time objective decisions using a new, reliable, relatively
inexpensive test method that is so simple to use that each registrant will have had the opportunity
to have become a certified slip resistance technician by the time they leave the workshop.
Cost: $88 per person (includes GST), includes morning tea, lunch and all workshop materials.
The workshop will be held at the Conference venue at 8.00 am on Wednesday 2 November.
Following lunch, the full conference program will commence at 1.00 pm. Workshop attendees will
also be able to access the poster presentations and visit the exhibitors’ booths free of charge.
To register for the workshop, or the full conference, visit www.injuryprevention2011.com
Although all the workshop income goes to the Australian Injury Prevention Network, attendees will
have the opportunity to consult with Richard Bowman, who chaired the Standards Australia slip
resistance committee for 20 years and is rewriting the essential HB 197 design guidance. SlipSmart
will also provide a complimentary indicative wet pendulum test result on sample tiles.
We are very pleased to announce that SlipAlert, a leading slip prevention company from the UK,
will be sponsoring the 2011 conference.
SlipAlert will have an exhibition booth throughout the conference, including their patented
tribometer … a quick and easy device to assess the slip risk on any floor surface. Ensure you say
‘hello’ to Andrew, Jenny and the SlipAlert team.
Visit the Workcover Queensland and the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland booths to learn
more about their roles. Do you know about the new Work Health and Safety Laws that will come
into place on 1 January 2012, and your changed obligations?Visit the Office of Fair Trading Booth to learn more about their role in product quality and how they
seek to deliver a fair and safe marketplace for Queensland consumers and businesses. They may be
able to help you to better understand the fine details of the new Australian Consumer Law.