New Digital Slipmeter performs static coefficient of friction testing. Takes a few seconds to calibrate
The World's Most Compact (and most affordable) Slip Meter!
An everyday tool for monitoring floor safety and maintenance. Superior Results on Wet Surfaces.
Improve Safety Reduce Negligence
A simple test of the coefficient of friction level of your floors and walkways will provide valuable data about safety levels and ongoing maintenance. Daily recordings of readings in the log book provided is useful in defence of negligence litigation.
Why you need it
Recent insurance studies in the food industry, an analysis of over 225,000 worker compensation claims, revealed that slip/fall accidents accounted for over 40% of dollar claims paid out.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed by Congress in July 1992 Title III notes: For all businesses open to the public, ADA and ATBCB recommends flooring and walkways have a coefficient of friction level .60 or above .80 for ramps. There are severe penalties for failure to comply and tax benefits for those business taking steps to comply.
OSHA sets many requirements for safe floors, walkways and ramps under 29 CFR-1910 referring to providing floors of anti-slip surfaces or maintaining surfaces in non-slip condition.
as adopted by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM):
0.5 COF or above has been traditionally recognised as providing nonhazardous walkway surfaces.
Source: ASTM D 2047-93 and the Slip and Fall Handbook, Stephen I. Rosen, Hanrow Press.
- SENSORS AND PREPARATION-ASTM C1028-89,F609-79 (RE APPROVED 1989)
- APPARATUS USE-ASTM C1028-89, D1894-90, F609-79 (RE APPROVED 1989)
- TEST PROCEDURES-ASTM C1028-89, F609-79 (RE APPROVED 1989)
- TERMINOLOGY-ASTM C1028-89
- WALKWAY SURFACES-ASTM F1240-89, F802-83 (RE APPROVED 1989)
- BATHING FACILITIES-ASTM F462-79 (RE APPROVED 1989)
- IN HOUSE SURFACE KNOWN VALUE-"STANDARD TILE" ASTM C1028-89