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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


New Sliders


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


British Standard

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


SlipAlert Warranty

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


Studying Tribology?

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.

watch SlipAlert on wet and dry floor - see the difference


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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SlipAlert Article...

SlipAlert appeared in the May edition of flooring. For a text version of the article click here. SlipAlert also fetaured in February with an article on slip resistance mattres and measures.


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SlipAlert Quick and Easy Floor Testing

  1. Unfold ramp and switch on SlipAlert (red light)

  2. Pull SlipAlert to top of ramp (green light)

  3. Release. When SlipAlert stops read SlipAlert Test Value (STV).

Download the latest SlipAlert user guide.


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Save Lives...

Thousands die each year as a direct result of slipping and tripping accidents. In addition, many elderly people who fall die within one year of the accident. SlipAlert saves lives and keeps you safe.

Click here to read our easy-guide to floor safety.


Slippery floor


Serious Accidents

Many serious accidents start with a fall. A large number of industrial accidents in which people injure themselves in machinary start because of a fall. When people slip they naturally put their hand out to prevent the fall and this results in many serious industrial accidents.


HSE statistics on major accidents caused by slipping.





Reduce Slipping Injuries

Our new slip prevention package and monthly slip prevention programmes guarantee to half the number of serious slip injuries in your business. Slip Prevention details.



Your chance to see SLipAlert and meet the inventor Dr Malcolm Bailey. If you are attending FOODEX, please let us know and we will be pleased to meet with you there. contact SlipAlert


London Olympics 2012

Are you going to the Olympics or Paralympics in London this year? Let us know if you encouter any slippery floors on yoru journey. Good luck to all the athletes and especially the British teams.


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 prvent slip injuries. Click here to see our plans and offer your ideas.


New Slip Prevention Guide

Pocket Guide to Slip Prevention

The brand new Pocket Guide to Slip Prevention is available from November 2011. It is packed with great ideas to reduce slip injuries in your business. Order your free copy now.


NHS Booklet

Slip testing can save the NHS money. You can avoid slip headaches like new floors being slippery or slips caused by poor cleaning. Our NHS booklet is helpful for all those involved in hospiatl safety, patient safety, NHS Trust health & safety, care Homes. Order your free copy now.

NHS floor safety

Still using roughness the fake slip test ?

If you have been advised to test for slip risk with roughness, then you have been misled. If you have purchased a roughness meter for slip testing then you may have been mis-sold. 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



Skid Tester

Have you tried SlipAlert on roads? The Pendulum was originally designed in USA for floor testing. It came to UK as a skid tester for road testing. SlipAlert is far faster and more tests can be made without disrupting traffic for long. If you have used SlipAlert on roads as a skid tester we'd welcome your comments contact SlipAlert


SlipAlert in Court - Legal Evidence

Increasingly around the world, SlipAlert is used in court for legal evidence on the slip risk of the floor. In the UK, until now, judges have favoured the Pendulum. SlipAlert has british Standard, it delivers more consistent results that can quickly be checked. It helps building managers provide evidence of testing and monitoring for slip risk and to provide trend analysis. If you have used SlipAlert evidence in UK courts, please contact us.



British Standard BS8204

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.


Surtronic brand damage

The latest HSE test data suggest that on real floors roughness measurement is worse than a guess. So why do Taylor Hobson and Spectrum Metrology sell Surtronic Duo and Surtronic 25 for measuring slip risk? <more>


Measuring roughness won't monitor slip risk of floors

Has anyone told you that measuring roughness will monitor the changing slip risk of your floors? If so, then please contact us immediately. Contact


SlipAlert is fast, easy, accurate and consistent. You can accurately measure slip risk of your floors in under 5 seconds.




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Snowman Competition

Its that time of year. The great SlipAlert snowman competition. See photos of great snowmen, from the first SlipAlert snowman built by Jenny in 2007 to the amazing winning snowman from last year built by Steve Purser in Leeds. Enter your snowman.


Tallest Snowman?...

Got a taller snowman photo? It's been cold and snowy across the country. Hopefully we are heading for a thaw and warmer weather. A&E report more broken bones caused by slips and accidents as the thaw sets in. Slips happen in the snow, and as people enter building with snowy wet shoes. Please enjoy the snow but wrap up well and take extra care to avoid slip accidents. Send us pictures of your tall happy snowmen.

tall snowman and slippery friend

Is SlipAlert the best?

Is SlipAlert the best? What do you think?...


We need your help...

We'd like help from H&S consultants, forensic engineers, flooring manufacturers, and Operations Managers to test our claims specifically:

  • Repeatability & Reproducibility

  • Best measure of actual slip risk

  • Ease of use and reliability of result


SlipAlert saves time, saves money and prevents slip accidents

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Try SlipAlert

New weekly and monthly hire options you can upgrade to longer lease or purchase options. A small price to reduce slip accidents and prevent slip injuries. more


New Slip Articles

For a list of papers on slip risk, slip resistance and effective slip measurement click here.


SHE Heroes Wanted

We're looking for Health & Safety Heroes to reduce slip accidents, near missies and especially slip injuries. more

SHE Heroes wanted


Weekly testing reduces slips

Weekly slip testing will give you invaluable data about the performance of your floors and the performance of your cleaning. Click on the graph for more information.

weekly slip testing reduces slip accidents

SlipAlert Data Sheet

The new SlipAlert technical Data Sheet version 1.5 is now available.more


SlipAlert Team Challenge

A team exercise to help your staff think about floor safety. slip exercise sheet


Challenge Malcolm...

All SlipAlert customers get free advice on floor safety and Dr Malcolm Bailey the inventor of SlipAlert will try to answer questions you may have about slip resistance and measuring the dynamic coefficient of slip resistance. Challenge Malcolm


Selling SlipAlert

Have you thought about selling SlipAlert to your customers? It will help them to keep their floors safe and help you to offer and even better service to them and to validate their test results. Contact SlipAlert

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