SlipAlert Slip Testing
SlipAlert is subject to British Standard BS8204:6.
SlipAlert has been tested and approved by the HSE as a 'good indication of available friction, lending itself to risk assessment, monitoring of floor surfaces and evaluating & monitoring cleaning regimes.' (HSL Evaluation of the Kirchberg Rolling Slider and SlipAlert Slip Resistance Meters)
SlipAlert is the new British Standard floor testing methodology and global standard in slip prevention. It was designed by Dr Malcolm Bailey who is former chairman of both the British Standards Committee and the European Standards Committee dealing with slipping and the measurement of slip resistance.
Faster than traditional slip testing, SlipAlert combines the PTV (Pendulum Test Value) with Coefficient of Friction (CoF) to provide a guaranteed assessment of slip risk. This testing method can be used to test in both wet and dry conditions.
All readings are converted into the same slip potential classification measurement that the Pendulum uses, ensuring a consistent measurement to monitor the slip potential. Therefore results showing a value of 36+ are considered to have a low slip potential, with moderate scores at 25-35 and high slip potential scores being between 0 and 24.
SlipAlert is one of only two British Standard floor slip test machines and we use our 20 years' experience along with our customers input to determine which of the two methods is right for the specific job.
The Rz surface Roughness test measures the surface roughness and should be taken in support of a SlipAlert assessment as it can provide additional information about a floor surface and its ability to cope with contaminants.
The combination of the tests is recognised as providing the most accurate measure of pedestrian slip resistance of a surface in-situ.
All test equipment carries the appropriate UKAS calibration certification.
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