new Britsish Standard slip test SlipAlert

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

New way to manage slip risk

About SlipAlert


Meet SlipAlert... the new way to manage floor safety and reduce slip accidents


Hi I'm SlipAlert. I can help you reduce slip accidents.

SlipAlert is the new British Standard slip test. It measures the slipperiness of a floor in order to assess whether it is safe. SlipAlert has been specifically designed to simulate a real slip and to correlate with the TRL Pendulum. SlipAlert is very portable, comes in a handy carry case and comes with the support you need to significantly reduce slip risks in your business.


Manage slip risk with SlipAlert


Managing slip risk has never been so easy. When measuring slip risk with Slipalert, the lower the value, the lower the risk. When you specify or purchase flooring you can use the simple RAG chart (Red Amber Green). When cleaning and maintaining floors, it is important to keep the risk as low as possible for that floor.


SlipAlert Test Value (STV)

< 130

130 - 136

137 - 160

161 - 179

> 180

Wet Slip Risk

Low Risk

Low Risk



High Risk

Suitable for

Very Wet

Wet Areas

Transitional Areas - can occasionally become wet

Areas kept largely dry

Dry Areas








> 40

39- 36

35 -24

23 - 19



(Co-efficient of Friction)

> 0.40

0.39- 0.36

0.35 - 0.24

0.23 - 0.19



Using SlipAlert and 3 layer Model


SlipAlert can help you to measure the slip risk of the floor when clean and dry, clean and wet and also the level of slip risk of the floor during normal use.


3 layer model


Get the free Pocket Guide or contact SlipAlert


Take Control of Floor safety


With SlipAlert you get everything you need to measure and manage slip risk in your business. You'll find that using SlipAlert as part of your floor safety regime puts you in control, protects you from legal action and protects your staff and customers from slipping. With SlipAlert you can improve cleaning, reduce slip risks and save yourself time and money.


HSE tested


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 and the Pendulum


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.

Find out more about the pendulum


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.

Contact us for training on slip prevention and how to improve floor safety.


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.



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

A handy case

SlipAlert's handy carry case



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



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



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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.

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