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Significance and Use
4.1 Characterizing the safety of a pedestrian walkway is a significant task, whether as a proactive effort or in response to an incident. In addition to experience, the qualifications for a walkway auditor should include reasonable familiarity with guiding documents, sources for research, walkway tribometry, and walkway safety. This guide outlines topics for a walkway auditor training course intended to facilitate that familiarity.
4.2 As certain countries have codified requirements for the methods to be used in walkway auditing, it would be impractical to keep this guide current with those requirements. Though elements of practice in other countries may be similar, the focus of this guide is on the practice of walkway auditing in the United States.
4.3 Additional information is provided in .
1.1 This guide outlines basic knowledge topics that walkway auditors should consider (where applicable) when conducting audits of pedestrian walkways.
1.2 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.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F2508 Practice for Validation, Calibration, and Certification of Walkway Tribometers Using Reference Surfaces
ICS Number Code 93.080.01 (Road engineering in general)
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ASTM F2948-21, Standard Guide to Walkway Auditor Qualifications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.orgBack to Top