Trips and falls occur when unanticipated variations in walking surfaces interrupt the motions of a pedestrian’s foot. Studies of pedestrian falls have identified that small changes in elevation are particularly dangerous because of the low probability that pedestrians will reliably detect them.
In this article, architect and premises safety expert, Thomas Lodge discusses hazards associated with abrupt changes in walkways such as interior floors and walkway surfaces such as sidewalks and short flight stairs.
This webinar introduces attendees to the technical issues frequently reviewed in forensic casework involving injuries in the built environment. Experts specializing in Property Management and Premises Safety discuss the incidents most frequently investigated, the conditions associated with causation, and the standards of care followed by architects, property managers, and facility operators in order to provide safe environments.