Travel and Dining Apps, Websites Report on Slippery Floors

Think no one notices that your business has slippery floors? Check out web sites and apps like TripAdvisor and Yelp. Customers are likely to report slippery floors, and this could attract scammers. (Some of the reports may even be posted by scammers in preparation for their next score!) You don’t need that kind of publicity. […]

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Safe Coefficient of Friction Values for Inclined Surfaces (Ramps)

At Safety Direct America, we are experts in slip resistance (or coefficient of friction) testing. There is little information available in regards to what COF is required for different angles of pedestrian ramps.This blog entry discusses some published information on the subject of how much coefficient of friction is needed on various types of ramps […]

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Stop Slips on Cruise Ships

A slip and fall on a cruise ship can not only ruin several peoples’ dream vacation, but also cost a cruise line company major bucks. Two of the world’s largest cruise ship companies are now using Safety Direct America for testing and recommendations to prevent future slipping accidents. Cruise ships are especially vulnerable to slips due […]

Save $300 on New BOT-3000E Digital Slip Resistance Tester

The BOT-3000 digital tribometer is used as a slip resistance tester of flooring using ANSI B101.1 and the more generally useful B101.3 (2012) standards as test methods for static and dynamic coefficient of friction respectively. The BOT-3000 has been a huge success, but now there’s a new version, the  3000E (see photo), with even more advanced features:   Large color display […]

Specify Sustainable Slip Resistance for High-Traffic Flooring

In many commercial situations (restaurants, outdoor malls, lobbies, restrooms, etc.) it’s necessary not only that the flooring be slip-resistant when wet, but that it remain slip-resistant for years under high foot traffic. This is known as Sustainable Slip Resistance (SSR). McDonalds Restaurant chain discovered that when they installed slip-resistant flooring in the customer areas of […]

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Testing Anti-Slip Floor Tapes, Treatments and Coatings

Slip and fall accidents are a huge concern in America as the average age of the population is on the rise. Broken hips for the elderly often lead to long hospital stays and premature deaths. Slip and fall accidents also account for the greatest number of lost work days for American employees in the workplace. […]

Test Feet for Slip Resistance Testing

Safety Direct America uses six different test foot (slider) materials for floor slip resistance testing in different situations with the BOT-3000 digital tribometer. (1) A Neolite slider is specified for ANSI B101.1, wet static coefficient of friction. (2) Leather, used for dry testing only (leather’s properties change unpredictably and irreversibly when it gets wet) and […]

Slip Tested Anti-Slip Tapes

Testing has shown that when a person’s heel slips more than three inches, the person is 50% likely to fall. To be safe, you should be sure that people on your property do not slip more than one and a half inches on your flooring, especially in dangerous areas such as stairs. Perhaps the cheapest […]

Anti-Slip Abrasive Floor Coatings You Apply

Sophisticated chemical treatments that increase wet floor slip resistance without changing appearance need to be applied by an expert using expensive ($6000) instruments for testing the slip resistance. Chemical strength and treatment time are varied to get the optimum benefit for a given floor with little or no effect on appearance. For a small area […]