CPD Seminars

Specifying materials for a care environment or school facility 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 leaning and living environments means that finishing products need to optimise the internal space and create an atmosphere where they can thrive.

Which is why danfloor have developed two RIBA approved CPD presentations which explain the importance of carpet specification within Therapeutic Environments and how it can improve Education Learning and Living spaces.

To book your next CPD session with one of danfloor's knowledgeable Area Sales Manager contact catherine.helliker@danfloor.co.uk

Carpet Specification for a Therapeutic Environment

This seminar explains how carpet can help to create a therapeutic environment 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 homelike feeling
– Understand the various benefits that carpet offers which help to create a physical, social and psychologically safe place that 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 anymore of an infection control risk than hard flooring alternatives.
– Understand how to specify a carpet which is suitable for the demands of the care and mental health sector

RIBA Core Curriculum:

Design, construction and technology

Health, safety and wellbeing

Knowledge level:

General Awareness

Improving Learning and Living Environments within the Education Sector

This presentation looks at the importance of carpet specification within education facilities including student accommodation and boarding facilities. It covers the benefits that carpet offers which helps to improve the learning and living environments including; improving concentration and comfort, acoustics, indoor air quality, lessening injuries from trips and fall and realising cost savings. It will help you to understand the following topics:
– Understand how carpet can improve living and leaning environments
– Understand the importance and yarn selection and 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

CPD Article – Understanding Infection Control with the use of Carpet
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

RIBA Core Curriculum:
Design, construction and technology
Knowledge level:
Microlearning