SLIP ALERT - TESTING SURFACES
What is the Slip Alert?
You do not need to wait for someone to have a serious accident before taking steps to reduce this risk, regular monitoring of slip risk enables your business to become proactive in slip prevention ideal for both domestic and corporate safety.
The Slip Alert is the perfect tool for this ! It measures the coefficient of friction in both wet and dry conditions. The coefficient of friction is a mathematical term used to describe the effect of dragging one substance (shoe sole material) over another (flooring surface). This coefficient is a measurement of the relative ability of various surfaces to resist the sliding or slipping of the selected material.
The slip alert gives a reading, which determines whether the floor in question is slippery or not and what can be done to render it safe. The below image gives a rough idea of the typical range of readings.
The slip alert is able to quantify risk for both hard-sole shoes as well as for softer soles and bare feet thanks to the exchangeable rubber soles at the bottom of the device.
Below is a demonstration of the machine in action, giving a better idea of how it works.
Through the use of the Slip Alert, we are in turn able to provide a detailed report, quantifying the level of risk when it comes to slips and trips on any surface.
This allows us to give readings before and after the application of our anti slip coatings and treatments, quantifying how much safer the surface has become and detailing it in a report such as the one attached. This particular report shows a decrease from 241 STV ( Slipalert Test Value) when wet, which as can be seen on the graph above as having a high risk of slips, to a value of 144 (STV) for which the risk has decreased drastically.