Slip Prevention Videos
The team at SlipAlert LLP is working on some new videos. As well as an exciting new promotional video, we will be launching a set of video guides on how to get the most from your SlipAlert. These videos will cover topics including: caring for your SlipAlert, Cleaning and Maintenance, purchasing new floors , and site specific slip prevention. If you'd like to be notified when these new videos are available then please contact us.
Slipping Accidents Reduced
More businesses are finding they can reduce slipping accidents. SlipAlert users report significant reductions in slipping accidents and massive reductions in slip claims. SlipAlert users who regularly test floors find SlipAlert benefits their business and reduces accidents. To reduce slipping accidents / claims in your business contact Andrew.
Slip Risks - EveryWhere
SlipAlert is now being used in every type of business from Pharmaceutical labs to retail shops, from Fire Stations to Airports, even theme parks. Wherever you go: airports, rail stations, shopping malls, supermarkets, hotels or even to NASA... the floors will be safer if they are monitored by SlipAlert. Our customers include...
How do you select the best anti-slip coatings?
Many people ask us how to choose the best anti-slip coatings or treatments. The key is to know more about your floor, how it is used, and how it is cleaned and maintained. Too many anti-slip coatings are selected only based upon data from the manufacturer. You should always test floors before and after an anti-slip coating is applied. You should also test the durability of the anti-slip coating because on some surfaces the effects could wear off and some coatings will not prevent a build up of contamination that may have been the cause of the slip risk in the first place. If you'd like to know more about anti-slip coatings then please contact Andrew.
How do you test anti-slip shoes?
We have recently been testing a number of anti-slip shoes and overshoes. Fascinating differences. Some anti-slip shoes work well in the wet and some do not. Some work very well with other contaminants and some do not. If you'd like to know more about how to select the most suitable anti-slip shoes then please contact us.
NEW - 4Earth Anti Slip Coatings
We were asked to test the new 4Earth anti-slip gloss coating. and the 4Earth mineral tile treatment. 4Earth supply anti-slip coatings, anti-slip cleaning products, the new anti-slip gloss coating and the mineral tile treatment. The results from the anti-slip gloss coating were impressive. Please contact 4Earth for product details or contact Andrew for more information about anti-slip coatings. 4Earth also offer an exciting new "anti-slip" insurance service with discounted insurance and ongoing assistance to ensure maximum slip prevention. Contact 4Earth for details.
How many slips?
How many slipping incidents do you have in your business? How many slips is acceptable?
How can you make your floors safer? Please contact us.
Sharing Slip Test Data
We'd like your help. As part of Andrew's paper for the slip prevention conference, he is calling for more sharing of slip test data. This should allow us to gain a better understanding of slip risks in hospitals, schools, factories or shopping malls. We can begin to understand how different floor surfaces and coatings cope with different levels of wear, contamination or cleaning. More
When did you last check the sliders on your SlipAlert? It is important to monitor slip risk to reduce the chances of slipping accidents, slipping injuries or slip related claims. If you'd like help with training staff, or guides to slip prevention in your business then please contact Andrew.
Bumper Edition - Ruggedized SlipAlert
Malcolm has designed special bumpers for the SlipAlert to avoid damage if it collides with a wall. The first chance to see the new special edition bumper car was at FeRFA. You can see it here.
Japan Slip Conference
Andrew submitted a paper to the slip conference in Japan. Download a copy here.
New Leasing Options from only £95 per site
It is now even easier to monitor and maintain safe floors. Our easy lease options from just £95 per month make it easier than ever to manage slip risks in your business. Easy lease options. Please contact Jenny for more information.
More Wheely Wheely Good new
The long awaited new design for our wheely case is complete. Every new SlipAlert sold in 2013 will include the new wheely case free of charge. Already our customers are telling us how much they like the new case. Even Andrew is using it for site visits. See the new wheely case.
Slip Prevention training
We offer slip prevention training to Health & Safety Managers, EHO's, Cleaning Staff, and anyone involved in floor safety specification or management of slip prevention. Click for workshop topics.
New open course dates in November 2013. Book now.
Shoes For Crews and safer labs
One of our pharmaceutical customers asked us to test their floors with standard rubber slider and also with a custom made Shoes For Crews (SFC) slider. The results were extraordinary. SFC are renowned for the supply of top quality anti-slip shoes, but even they did not know how well their shoes would perform on slippery floors coated with substances like IMS or Glycol used on these lab floors. In every test on every surface, the SFC shoes outperformed the standard rubber proving that staff are far safer now that they routinely wear SFC shoes in the labs. In many cases the risk was reduced by over 1000 fold. If you would like to test the effects of SFC or other anti-slip shoes on your floors then please contact us.
Pocket Guide to Slip Prevention
We are pleased to announce that the new "Pocket Guide" is now complete and being printed ready for release in November. It is already being described as "ground-breaking" and "an invaluable tool for every flooring company" Order your free copy now.
New Digital Inclinometer
SlipAlert is pleased to launch a new digital inclinometer for measuring slip risk on slopes. click here for details
Certificate in Slip Test Training
We now offer slip test training which includes a competence test and certificate of competence. We will be introducing 3 levels of certified tester status to slip test businesses that have completed the certification testing and been assessed by us for the quality of their slip testing. For more details contact SlipAlert
Need an independent slip test?
If you need to test the slip risk of your floors, or require an independent slip risk assessment please contact SlipAlert
SlipAlert now appears in the British Standard. BS8204 part 6 (Annex-B) describes how SlipAlert should be used for measuring and monitoring the slip risk of floors. SlipAlert and the Pendulum are the only slip test devices described in British Standards. More on BS8204.
Credit Card Payment Facility
You can now pay by credit card. Ideal when you want to hire SlipAlert or purchase new sliders. Contact Jenny
SlipAlert videos on Youtube
Watch the latest SlipAlert video. Now also on Youtube. We also want your feedback and ideas for training videos to help prevent slip injuries. Click here to see our plans and offer your ideas.
"Rz catastrophic for floor safety in UK" - CFJ
The December edition of Contract Flooring Journal includes a controversial article on roughness by Andrew Stewart. We would welcome your comments on the roughness debate. Read the CFJ article here.
SlipAlert 100 times faster: quick and accurate
SlipAlert has been shown to give excellent correlation with the Pendulum and is much faster, saving you time an money. Combined tests by HSE, SlipAlert LLP and independent test houses over hundreds of floors give a 0.94 R2 correlation with the Pendulum. Find out how fast slip testing can benefit you.
Slips Won't Fall - roughness to blame?
Latest HSE statistics show significant reductions in serious non-fatal accidents of all types except slips. In the 5 years that HSE has been promoting roughness for monitoring slip risk of floors, there has been a massive 25% reduction in serious accidents in all areas of safety except slips. <more>
SlipAlert arrives in Ireland...
Exciting news. You can now protect your business from slip risk by working with Slip Check. SlipAlert LLP are pleased to announce a partnership with Slip Check in Dublin. Slip Check offer comprehensive anti-slip services across Ireland (The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). Slip Check offer exactly the same range of services as SlipAlert in the UK. Slip Check offer slip testing, consulting, and training on slip measurement and management. You can purchase, lease or hire SlipAlert in Ireland from Slip Check at the same prices we sell SlipAlert in the UK. Slip Check also offer fully comprehensive anti-slip solutions to help you protect your business from slip risk. Find out more. Visit www.slipcheck.ie
All newly purchased SlipAlert slip testers qualify for our 5 year parts warranty. Your new SlipAlert will last for years if you look after it. Click here to see warranty conditions
What can you do in just 5 seconds?
Usain Bolt can run about 50m, most people can read about 20 words, or type 5 words, or speak about 15 words. You can accurately measure the slip risk of any floor in under 5 seconds.
Other tribometers, slip testers and slip test measures...
Tell us what you think about tribometers, other slip testing measures and coefficient of friction testers. Slip Testers Compared
If you are studying tribology, then we would like to talk to you. We will help you to appreciate pedestrian slip risks and the importance of slip resistance of floors. We can provide you with data, information and education on tribometry as it relates to floor safety. Slips are the biggest cause of serious accidents, so you could make a big difference by studying pedestrian slip risk or making pedestrian slip risk a part of your tribology thesis. Contact SlipAlert
10,000 people suffer serious injuries at work
Each year, over 10,000 people suffer serious injuries from a slip or fall while at work. That may be the top of the iceberg ad thousands more are injured while out at their leisure on floors should be safe for staff and the public. Health and safety at work act
Slip Tests Compared
SlipAlert LLP is compiling a list of all credible slip test machines. We'd welcome your comments on test machines you have experienced.
Repeatability Testing. Your help please
We'd like your help to prove that SlipAlert is easy and consistent. We'd like volunteers to take part in our repeatability and reproducibility tests. Please contact SlipAlert if you'd like to volunteer.
Floor Slip Potential by Dr M Bailey
Read the latest paper by Dr M Bailey. For a list of papers on slip risk, slip resistance and effective slip measurement click here.
Watch HSE Video of SlipAlert
The latest HSE video of SlipAlert in action clearly shows the difference between SlipAlert in wet and dry conditions. click on the image to watch SlipAlert in action.
HSE Comment on other test machines
HSE new interactive website, STEP, (Slips and Trips e-learning packages) comments on various other slip test machines. The GMG test, the Brungraber MkII, Tortus and FSC2000 work in a similar way. Some of these tests are still included in international standards and results are quoted in manufacturers' data sheets. It is important to note that the HSE does not accept these tests as a valid method for assessing the slip resistance of floor surfaces as they provide inaccurate data in contaminated conditions. contact
CIRIA 652 2009
CIRIA 652 is one of the most important and most influential floor safety documents. It will be republished in 2009 and should include more practical advice on how/when to test floors. The 2006 publication made it clear that the slip resistance of floors can change because of: spills, contamination, poor cleaning, wear, coatings or polishes, cleaning product residue etc. more
FERFA Guide to slip safety
If you'd like to see the new FERFA guide to slip safety on resin floors, visit the FERFA website or contact us.
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