Midwest Slip Stop provides floor safety testing, walkway audits, and consulting services as a preventative approach to slip and fall accidents.
Property Management Companies
Do you need slip-resistance testing to determine traction levels? We can help!
Our specialty is helping businesses and individuals reduce the risk of slip and fall accidents by testing any walkable surface for slip resistance using advanced technology. Our state of the art testing equipment combined with many years of experience in the field of safety brings immense value to any organization with high regard to safety and efforts to reduce the risk of slip-and-fall accidents.
We are capable of slip testing a large range of surfaces, including tiles, concrete, metal, vinyl and various other types of floors. As building trends evolve and new and unique materials are used for flooring, slip-coefficient testing is important to consider. All walking surfaces should be tested for DCOF or SCOF levels.
We specialize in providing slip-resistant testing information for architects, designers, manufacturers, and engineers who evaluate surfaces for new construction to comply with national ANSI standards.
Since each organization is unique and has exposure to different contaminates in their work field, we have experienced floor safety consultants whom will ensure that the best flooring system or solution is suggested for any areas with an increased probability of slipping.
Floor surface traction testing is only one part of a safety program. The proper use of mats, where applicable, and maintenance procedures that maintain or enhance traction are equally as important.
Facility Walkway Audit Programs
The initial report includes quantifiable data on floor performance, records the processes used, evaluates the walkway management program, and provides recommendations for any negatives found. Optional follow-on reports will be based on the initial report and provide feedback on how the Walkway Management program is performing. The objective is to provide proactive input on Walkway Management issues before they become costly events like slips, trips, and falls of employees and guests.
REDUCE LIABILITY AND INJURY!
Did you know? Traction of installed tiles and other flooring systems can change over time as a result of wear, surface contaminants and cleaners.
Over 8 million slip-and-fall accidents occur in North America every year, with over 600,000 resulting in hospitalization.
Slip and falls are the number one cause of accidents in Hotels, Restaurants and Public Buildings, with 70% occurring on flat and level surface.
Falls are the leading cause of death among adults 65 and older.
Slip and falls account for 40% of general liability claims.
Slip, trips, and falls cost businesses over $ 11 billion a year.
$ 50,000 is the average cost for a business to defend a slip, trip, or fall claim.
Approximately 85% of worker’s compensation claims are attributed to workers slipping on floors that are too slick.
Proactive VS Reactive: An owner/manager can add an extra layer of protection against slip and fall accidents by being proactive and slip proofing floors.
Benefits: Our treatment dramatically increases the friction of any surface which is a better alternative than just putting up a wet floor sign. Slip proofing floors will ensure that your customers, employees, and guests are safe from falls when they are in your facility.
Accident Report: Filing even one claim is likely to result in an increased insurance premium for years to come. On average, an accident claim will follow the organization for up to 5 years.
Complimentary Slip Testing is offered to determine whether your floors meet ADA/OSHA recommended guidelines for floor safety. Take action and schedule your consultation today.
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TYPES OF SURFACES WE SLIP-TEST
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCOF AND DCOF
Static COF (SCOF)
ANSI B101.1 Test Method for Measuring Wet SCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials, is a test method with application both in a laboratory for uninstalled materials and in the field on installed flooring systems. A rating of .60 or above SCOF has been traditionally recognized to be classified as high traction.
DYNAMIC COF (DCOF)
The ANSI A137.1 tile slip test (or “DCOF AcuTest” as it is sometimes called) and the ANSI A326.3 (which is the same DCOF test method as A137.1) is performed using the BOT-3000E digital tribometer. This test is primarily a wet test where a 0.42 DCOF rating or greater is considered the minimum for level indoor floors that are expected to get wet in use.
ANSI B101.3 Test Method for Measuring Wet DCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials, is a test method with application in a laboratory for uninstalled materials and in the field for installed floor systems.
Certified Slip-and-Fall Experts | Documentation Provided For Every Test Surface
Our team consists of certified, trained professionals who promote an awareness of floor safety through slip resistance testing. Auditors follow strict protocols and test according to industry standards. All analytical data collected is an assessment of your role in decreasing slip-and-fall exposures, and can serve as scientific evidence and stand up in a court of law according to the Daubert Principle.
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