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Specifying materials for a caring environment, an education establishment or a facility catering for those with a disability requires great consideration. Within healthcare, the vulnerability of the occupants and their associated health needs calls for specific design requirements. Whereas within the education sector the need for children to have the optimum learning and living environments means that finishing products need to optimise the internal space and create an atmosphere where they can thrive; especially if those children are living on the autistic spectrum or have additional needs.

This is why danfloor has developed three RIBA CPD presentations that explain the importance of carpet specification within therapeutic environments, learning and living spaces within education and for environments catering for those on the autistic spectrum.

We also have a RIBA CPD approved article based on the subject of infection control and the use of carpets, which can be downloaded below.

To book your next CPD session, whether it's to be held face to face or remotely, with one of danfloor's knowledgeable Area Sales Manager contact catherine.helliker@danfloor.co.uk

Alternatively, pre-recorded presentations can be downloaded below or accessed via the RIBA website to watch as and when you have time.

UNDERSTANDING
INFECTION CONTROL

With the use of carpets in healthcare

There is a common misconception that there can be infection control issues with having carpet within healthcare settings including residential care homes and mental health facilities. This CPD article looks at various studies and research findings around some of the common misconceptions of the use of carpets within non-clinical healthcare environments, with a focus on infection control and cleaning. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
  • The spread of bacteria and fungi from floor finishes and why carpets shouldn’t be eliminated from specifications
  • The rules and regulations of installing carpets within healthcare
  • Facts and figures about carpet life cycle costs and energy savings from the use of carpet
  • Why carpets shouldn’t be considered as an infection control risk in non-clinical healthcare environments
  • Health building notes and what the CQC say about the use of carpets

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Carpet Specification for a Therapeutic Environment


This RIBA Approved seminar explains how carpet can help to create a therapeutic design scheme in a care or mental health setting.

It will help you to understand the following topics:

  • Understand the importance of carpet specification within therapeutic environments looking at acoustics, indoor air quality, use of colours, trips and falls and creating a home-from-home feeling
  • Understand the various benefits that carpet offers which help to create a therapeutic design scheme that is physically, socially and psychologically safe and is specifically designed for healing and wellbeing
  • Understand that carpet needs to be cleaned and maintained like any other flooring finish, but shouldn’t be considered any more of an infection control risk than hard flooring alternatives.
  • Understand how to specify a carpet that is suitable for the demands of the care and mental sectors.
RIBA Core Curriculum
Design, construction and technology
Health, safety and wellbeing
Knowledge Level
General Awareness
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RIBA Core Curriculum
Design, construction and technology
Health, safety and wellbeing
Knowledge Level
General Awareness

Education Flooring


This RIBA Approved presentation looks at the importance of carpet specification within education facilities including student accommodation and boarding facilities.

Selecting the right education flooring has many benefits and this presentation looks at how carpet helps to enhance the learning and living environments by improving concentration and comfort, acoustics, indoor air quality, lessening injuries from trips and falls and realising cost savings. It will help you to understand the following topics:

  • Understand how carpets can improve living and learning environments
  • Understand the importance of yarn selection and selecting the right finishing products
  • Understand how to specify a carpet which is suitable for the demands of the education sector
RIBA Core Curriculum
Design, construction and technology
Knowledge Level
General Awareness
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RIBA Core Curriculum
Design, construction and technology
Knowledge Level
General Awareness

Design with Autism in Mind


With an increasing number of children and adults being diagnosed on the autistic spectrum, it’s important to understand the sensitivities someone with autism experiences and how their internal space can affect the way they relate to other people and their environment.

This RIBA Approved CPD will explore the impact of interior design and elements specified for a building upon people on the Autistic spectrum. It discusses the sensitivities those living on the Autistic spectrum experience, and how internal spaces can affect the way these individuals relate to people and their environment.

The presentation then introduces the ASPECTSS Design Index, as a conceptual framework used to address the elements of acoustics, heating, colour and pattern, and the zoning of spaces, and discusses how carpet can meet the requirements of the Index.

By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of the following:

  • The benefits of Autism Design principals
  • How a thoughtfully designed environment will positively impact all children and adults with special needs
  • How an interior design scheme will impact the way an individual on the spectrum will function and communicate with others
  • Design recommendations should not be limited to special schools and residential facilities
  • The important role of carpet in autistic inclusive environments
RIBA Core Curriculum
Design, construction and technology
Knowledge Level
General Awareness
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RIBA Core Curriculum
Design, construction and technology
Knowledge Level
General Awareness

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