new Britsish Standard slip test SlipAlert

21st Century Slip Testing. Protect your business from slip risks...

New way to manage slip risk

TRL Pendulum...

 

Pendulum History...

the world benchmark for slip resistance... TRL Pendulum

Designed for floor testing

The Pendulum was originally designed to test the slip resistance of floors. However it was not until the UK Transport Research Laboritory forund it a useful machine for testing roads that it firts found fame. Later research proved that it is a very useful measure of slip resistance of floors and the Pendulum is now asserting itself as the gold standard for measuring dynamic slip resistance of floors. Want to know more?

 

SlipAlert and the Pendulum both accurate

the world benchmark for slip resistance... TRL Pendulum

Like the Pendulum, SlipAlert correctly responds to the presence of the film of water which is trapped between the floor surface and the heel of a pedestrian when they slip. Other devices do not do this and thus give incorrect results in wet conditions.

SlipAlert designed for ease of use

 

Unlike the Pendulum, SlipAlert is very user-friendly and requires no special training to operate it.

 

SlipAlert can test your floor within two minutes of taking it out of its box.

 

How does SlipAlert work?

 

SlipAlert consists of two parts - the device itself and an aluminium ramp.

 

The ramp is set up on the floor to be measured. SlipAlert is switched on and placed on the ramp. SlipAlert is manually pulled to the top of the ramp (where there is a stop to prevent it going too far) - and released.

 

SlipAlert runs down the ramp on the 4 wheels. However, when it meets the floor the front wheels stay in contact with the floor and the rear wheels lift clear of the floor to allow the slider pad under SlipAlert to contact the floor.

 

SlipAlert runs across the floor on the two front wheels and the slider pad until it comes to a stop.

 

The reading on SlipAlert's meter is taken, and from a graph on the ramp the Coefficient of Dynamic Friction (µ) or Equivalent Pendulum Test Value can be read off against the meter reading.

 

Wet or Dry

 

If you wish to obtain the value of µ in the dry, the test is done in the dry. If you wish to obtain the value of µ in the wet, then simply wet the floor in the area where SlipAlert will run.

 

You can use water to wet the floor if you want to find out how the floor behaves when water-wet, or any other lubricant you choose in order to find out how the floor behaves under that particular lubricant. A lubricant is not necessarily wet; dust, flour and many contaminants act as a lubricant.

 

Portability

 

SlipAlert weighs 5kg, so anyone can carry and use it. If the floor is very slippery, then expect it to travel 1 metre or more across the floor from the bottom of the ramp. With most floors it will only run 0.5 metres or so.

 

So Simple...

 

It looks simple and it works simply, but SlipAlert's simple design and operation is based on a complex interaction between weight, velocity, slider properties, size, etc., which is tailored to accurately mimic the effect of a person slipping.

 

More information on the Benefits of SlipAlert

 

 

 

About SlipAlert

 

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Prices

Slip Test + Slip Prevention Training

Independent Slip Testing

Slip Prevention Guides

 

 

or

 

A handy case

SlipAlert's handy carrycase

 

 

A handy ramp

The ramp fits on top

 

 

A handy device

SlipAlert ready to lift out

 

 

A handy test

Ready to test in less than two minutes

 

test your floors in seconds

 

 

If you would like to arrange a demo of SlipAlert or want to find out how SlipAlert could benefit you, please contact us.

 

 

Floor maintenance is an opportunity to reduce slip accidents an effective cleaning regime that you can easily manage that also reduces slip accidents save money on floor maintenance save money on your cleaning without sacrificing floor safety save time monitoring an effective cleaning regime Save Time when purchasing, specifying, installing a new floor Slips can be a big headache for H&S managers, now you can save time and enjoy easy ways to improve floor safety SlipAlert helps many aspects of operations management and that can save you time and avoid needless operations headaches Using SlipAlert to check new floors will save you time and money and will reduce slip accidents SlipAlert can save you money and reduce the headaches that slips cause for Operations Managers Save money and implement more effective H&S policies that reduce slip risk SlipAlert can help you to improve floor maintenance, improve floor safety and reduce costs saves you money when specifying, buying or installing a new floor Helping Ops managers to reduce slip risk,  reduce slip accidents and reduce slip injuries Helping H&S managers to raise awareness of slip risks and implement effective policies that reduce slip accidents new floor: save time, save money, prevent slip accidents SlipAlert saves you time with new floors, floor maintennace, H&S, Ops, and floor maintenance floor safety home

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Your duty of responsibility

You have a duty of responsibility to keep floors safe for staff, customers and anyone who walks on them. up to 40% of accidents are caused by slips and most of those can be prevented.

dirt and grease can make floors slippery

 

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