Slip Alert

Take Control of Floor safety 

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SlipAlert helps you take control of floor safety. You can save time, save money and reduce slip accidents in your business. SlipAlert makes it easy to measure and manage the slip risk of all your floors. Anyone can do the testing: cleaning staff, operations staff, maintenance staff. You can test all new floors and you can test changes to floors. SlipAlert is ideal for monitoring changes to slip risk and as a way to ensure that and new floors you purchase are safe and fit for purpose. 

SlipAlert more than a test machine... 

SlipAlert helps you take control of floor safety. You can save time, save money and reduce slip accidents in your business. SlipAlert makes it easy to measure and manage the slip risk of all your floors. Anyone can do the testing: cleaning staff, operations staff, maintenance staff. You can test all new floors and you can test changes to floors. SlipAlert is ideal for monitoring changes to slip risk and as a way to ensure that and new floors you purchase are safe and fit for purpose. 

SlipAlert designed for ease of use 

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

  

With SlipAlert, you can test your floor within minutes of taking it out of its box. No training required, you will be proficient in testing within minutes. Every time you test a floor you will learn more about slip risk and the causes of slip accidents. You'll begin to appreciate why many slips occur soon after floors are mopped or cleaned because the floor is wet and may still have grease or other contamination present. 

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.