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The (Brand Name) SlipAlert is termed a ‘roller coaster’ floor tester because its’ action is similar to a ride at the fair; or possibly if testing a wet floor, it could be likened to a ‘log flume’ ride, where the vehicle provides a squeeze film as it hits the floor surface.
A digital readout gives the floor test reading which will vary dependent upon floor type and floor condition (example resin floor or concrete floor and wet floor, dry floor or contaminated / slippery floor surface). The reading is converted to a coefficient of friction using a graph.
A trolley is rolled under gravity down a long 2 metre sloping ramp. When the Slip-
The HSE has suggested Slip-
90% of Floor Slip Accident Injuries occur on a Wet Floor
...though readings tend to be fail-
Its 2 metre long ramp limits its portability and restricts where it can be used (for example on stairs, narrows corridors, bathrooms or toilets) and additional distance is needed for the Slip-
It is our experience uneven floor surfaces give inconsistent results and the trolley’s tendency to veer off to the side when it hits the floor increases the time required for the tests.
The trolley can bounce on some floor surfaces (for example -
In comparison with a Portable Floor Surface Roughness Tester (For example the Surtronic Duo or Surtronic 25) the HSE report the Slip-
For those considering purchasing their own floor testing and floor monitoring solutions, the Floor Slip-
In either case, these floor testing equipments should only be used to complement the pendulum slip resistance test, not instead of when considering your duty of care and undertaking a floor safety risk assessment*.
* The HSE has recommended Slip-
Further information can be found at Surface Roughness Testers and at http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/hsl_pdf/2006/hsl0665.pdf
Action of the Slip-
The distance the boat travels or ‘hydroplanes’ when it hits the level surface is dependent upon the weight of the boat, the speed of its travel, the area and slipperiness of the boats bottom surface, the viscosity (or slipperiness) of the water and how much the water can be ‘squeezed’.
This is similar to imitating a pedestrian heel slip as a floor slip is dependent upon the weight of the person, the speed the heel moves, the area of heel (example -
There is however a small difference when using a boat as the boat floats and everyone has fun once it settles its rapid movement, whereas a person tends to end up
In casualty, as a floor slip injury claim or worse in the graveyard!