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. Recording of readings in the logbook provided are useful in defense of negligence litigation.
Why You Need It
Insurance studies in the food and beverage 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 American Disabilities Act (ADA) passed by congress in July 1992 Title III notes: For all business open to the public, The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB) recommends flooring and walkways have a coefficient of friction level .60 or above and .80 for ramps. There are penalties for failure to comply and tax benefits for those businesses taking steps to comply.
OSHA sets many requirements for safe floors, walkways and ramps under 29 CFR-1910 referring to providing floors with anti-slip surfaces or maintaining surfaces in non-slip condition. OSHA recommends 0.50 COF.
Accepted Industry Standards
As adopted by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM):
0.50 COF or above has been traditionally recognized as providing non-hazardous walkway surfaces.
Source: ASTM D2047 and the Slip and Fall Handbook, Stephen I. Rosen, Hanrow Press.
Easy To Use
Simple to follow instructions. Perform test in seconds. Designed for ease of operation and handling. Lightweight, complete kit is less than 8 lbs.
One year full manufacture warranty. Precision machined base and parts. Protective powder coat finish. Gage manufactured to plus/minus 1% accuracy. Tested and calibrated prior to shipping.
Test materials referenced in various ASTM specs. Only takes a few seconds to calibrate while in the field. Display holds the high reading until recorded.
About one-third the cost of other recognized static friction testers.