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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Slip Resistance Test — BOT-3000

A new slip resistance test is a long-overdue advance for U.S. slip-fall prevention. In 2012 the American National Standards Institute published American National Standard B101.3, “Test Method for Measuring Wet DCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials (Including Action and Limit Thresholds for the Suitable Assessment of the Measured Values).” This finally gives the U.S. an […]